Heart disease and stroke are the main health threat to men. Men typically are less likely to take preventative measures and get routine check-ups. For prevention get moving, eat healthy and have regular check ups.
It’s Time to Change the Stats:
• On average, men live about 5 years less than their female counterparts
• Men have a higher death rate for most of the leading causes of death
including; cancer, heart disease, diabetes and suicide
• 1 in 2 men will develop cancer in their lifetime
• Men make 1/2 as many physician visits for prevention as women.
Eat Healthy. Start by taking small steps like saying no to super-sizing and yes to a healthy breakfast. Eat many different types of foods to get all the vitamins and minerals you need. Add at least one fruit
and vegetable to every meal.
Get Moving. Play with your kids or grandkids. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Do yard work. Play a sport. Keep comfortable walking shoes handy at work and in the car. Most importantly, choose activities that you enjoy to stay motivated.
Make Prevention a Priority. Many health conditions can be prevented or detected early with regular checkups from your healthcare provider. Screenings may include; blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, prostate health & more.
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