June – Men’s Health Month

We are excited to support encouraging boys and men to take charge of their overall health by implementing healthy living decisions. There are many ways that boys and men can take better care of themselves. Here are a few ways:

Eating Healthy

  • Eating lots of fruit and vegetables.
  • Cutdown on saturated fats and sugars.
  • Eat less salt.
  • Do not get thirsty! Drink plenty of water.

Exercising

  • Get up and MOVE!
  • Any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn calories will benefit your health.
  • As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day. Consult your provider to develop an individualized exercise regimen.
  • Exercising has both physical and mental health benefits.
  • Encourage boys to get active at a young age. Therefore, they will continue being active as adults.

Working to Prevent Diseases

  • Education is the key.
  • Schedule annual well child visits for boys and annual physicals as men.
  • A wealth of information is given during this appointment to help prevent major chronic illnesses and so much more. Schedule your appointment and/or your son’s appointment today.

Health is Wealth!

Sources: The National Health Service (https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/how-to-eat-a-balanced-diet/eight-tips-for-healthy-eating/), Mayo Clinic (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness) and Office of Minority Health (https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/mens-health/)