National Men's Health Week June 9 - 15, 2014
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- Jun 13, 2014
Celebrate what really matters this Father's Day...keeping our fathers with us and healthy for a long time.
The week leading up to Father's Day is National Men's Health Week, a great time not only to honor and love our fathers, but ensure they have all the tools and tests in place to live long, healthy lives.
The goal of Men's Health Week is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. Remember, it's not just about prostate checks; obesity and Diabetes are preventable health problems too.
Men, unfortunately, require a little more encouragement when it comes to self-help than their female counterparts. Here are a few stats taken from Dietitians Online about how men act concerning health issues:
If you need something to put in front of the man/men in your life, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force put together this PDF brochure, "Men: Stay Health at Any Age" (2014).
The CDC has a page full of ideas and things you can do with/for the fathers in your lives to improve health. They include things like getting good sleep, tossing out the tobacco, moving more. Read them all here.
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