June 12, 2024

June Is National Men’s Health Month

Fitness, General, Healthy Living

As Father’s Day approaches this weekend, it’s no surprise this month has us thinking about the men in our lives. While you may want to spoil them with a new golf club or their favorite meal, you should also remind them of the health issues they may face and how to take charge of their health. June is National Men’s Health Month, making it the perfect time for them to get their wellness back on track.

Top Issues Facing Men’s Health


With so many men considered to be stubborn, it’s no surprise they are less likely to visit their primary care physician regularly. In fact, only 60% of men go to the doctor for a yearly checkup and 40% won’t go until something is seriously wrong.

Heart disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists heart disease as a leading cause of death in men in the U.S., contributing to nearly 25% of deaths in men. Symptoms include heart attack, arrhythmia and heart failure. To help reduce your chances of heart disease, do the following:

  • Know your blood pressure.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Limit alcohol intake.
  • Lower stress levels.
  • Discuss your cholesterol and triglyceride levels with your health care provider.

Prostate cancer.

Your risk for prostate cancer is two to three times higher if your father, brother or son has it. Talk to your doctor about having a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and a digital rectal examination (DRE) done to help screen for cancer.

How to celebrate Men’s Health Month

The best way to celebrate Men’s Health Month is to put your health first! It’s not too late to begin seeing your doctor regularly and incorporating exercise and healthy eating habits. Try these tips this month:

  • Make a goal to hit 2.5 hours of physical activity each week.
  • Add fruits and vegetables to your diet.
  • Prioritize prevention by seeing your doctor for regular exams and health screenings.

Am I a Candidate?

Determine if you are at risk for developing or already have symptoms for venous disease.