June is all about the men and it is National Men’s Health Month. This month is set to focus on encouraging you, and the men you know, to better your health, by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average, men in the United States die 5 years earlier than women. The leading causes of death are heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries. During this month, we encourage you to take control of your health, and for you to teach the young boys in your family healthy habits throughout childhood.
There are a few simple ways you can better your health:
Men’s Health Month is a great opportunity to change the way you eat. Cut back on alcohol this month and limit processed foods. You can do anything for a month, and if you do it for a month, you can do it for life!
Use this month to take stock of your health now and think about where you want it to be. Do you want to lose weight? Gain muscle? Simply eat more vegetables? Set small and achievable goals and work with your doctor to make them a reality.
Take this opportunity to read about the common health issues that are specific to men and how you can prevent yourself from getting hurt! Check out the CDC for information on health issues that men face. (https://nationaltoday.com/national-mens-health-month)
As an Iron Road Healthcare benefit holder, you are allowed one routine exam per year at no cost to you. Having your annual checkup is helpful because it can help determine the status of your health. This can give way to early intervention and prevention of any health issues that you are currently at risk for. If you have not scheduled your routine exam for this year, take a moment and do it today.