National Men’s Health Week June 11th – 17th
A special awareness period recognized by Congress, next week is Men’s
Health Week – the annual awareness period solely dedicated to education
and activities on the health and wellness of men and boys.
Men’s Health Month, isn’t just for men, it’s for all
the people who care about them. According to the Men’s Health Network,
women are 100% more likely than men to visit the doctor for annual exams
and preventative services. One in two men are diagnosed with cancer in
their lifetime, compared to one in three women.
There are three simple steps recommended by the Men’s Health Network
to have the basis of a healthy life:
- Eat Healthy – Start with small steps, like saying to super-sizing
your meal and saying yes to a healthy breakfast. Eat a variety of food
and strive to have at least one fruit and one vegetable at every meal.
- Get Moving – Play with your kids or grandkids. Take the stairs instead
of the elevator. Do yard work. Play a sport. Keep walking shoes handy
and take advantage of work breaks. Choosing activities you enjoy will
help you stay motivated.
- Make Prevention a Priority – Many health conditions can be detected
early with regular checkups from your healthcare provider. Regular screenings
may include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and prostate health.
The leading cause of death in man, according to the Center for Disease
Control (CDC) is heart disease, cancer and accidents. While we are certainly
here when you need us in the case of an accident, we encourage you experience
Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) for regular and preventative care.
Whether you need a family doctor or a specialist, you can find all of
that and more at FCMH. The right care. Right here where you live. To see
a full list of providers and services, visit
www.fcmh.org or call 740-333-1210.