June Is Men’s Health Month 

Each year – during the Month of June – the nation observes Men’s Health Month. The purpose and intent of the observation is to raise awareness in the area of health care for men and to encourage boys, teenaged males, and men to implement and practice healthy decisions in their day-to-day lives.Men's Health Month June

According to statistics, males die – on average – 5 years earlier than females. Additionally, men die at higher rates than women. During Men’s Health Month, males are encouraged to take care of their healthy and families are encouraged to teach boys and teenaged males healthy habits that will help them live healthier, longer lives. 

What Are the Leading Causes of Death Among Men?

Based on statistical information derived from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death when it comes to males in the United States are heart disease, cancer, and deaths that are caused due to accidental circumstances. 

What Happens During Men’s Health Month?

All throughout the Month of June, there are many different types of clinics and community-based events that take place. The purpose and intent of these activities is to increase awareness about the top health concerns of the male population.

Additionally, men are provided with information about the risks associated with their ethnic background, their age, and their lifestyle. Furthermore, men of all ages are encouraged to get regular health checkups. 

What Should Men Focus on During Men’s Health Month?

During Men’s Health Month, the male population should focus on the following:

  • Risks That Are Preventable
  • Healthy Habits
  • Identifying Current Risks Based on Lifestyle and Health History
  • Documenting Both Family and Personal Health History with a Doctor
  • Scheduling Tests for Early Disease Detection
  • Switching to a Healthy Diet
  • Incorporating Exercise and Other Types of Activities into Their Life

When Did Men’s Health Month Start?

The first observation of Men’s Health Month was in the year of 1992 when it was officially hosted by the organization known as the Men’s Health Network. It is dedicated to providing enrichment to the health and wellness of men by providing a broad spectrum of various types of national screening programs and educational-based campaigns.

It is aimed at increasing awareness of health issues that are preventable and encouraging both the early detection of and the actual treatment of various diseases among the make population. 

How Can Individuals Participate in Men’s Health Month?

Participating in Men’s Health Month is easy! You may choose from one or more activities listed below:

  • Men may commit to having a thorough checkup completed by their doctor
  • Making necessary changes to the lifestyle that are designed to optimize the health
  • Talk to men in your life about getting a checkup
  • Encourage the men in your life to exercise by participating in activities with them
  • Commit to cooking healthy for the males in your life
  • Participate in the Wear BLUE Day on the Friday prior to Father’s Day
  • Purpose health-enriching gifts for Father’s Day – such as a healthy food home delivery service, gym membership, and even healthy snacks

If you would like to learn more about Men’s Health Month or would like suggestions on how to improve the health of the males in your life, we here at Beacon Senior Advisors encourage you to contact us today by calling: 973-713-0096

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