Express Care of the Shoals encourages males to pay attention to their wellbeing every day of the year, but want to especially ask them to take this time to consider scheduling important health screenings now. June is Men's Health Month, and the 11th-17th is Men's Health Week.
Taking better care of yourself can be as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1. Eat Healthy - Start with small steps. Something as simple as saying "no” to super-sizing and “yes” to a healthy breakfast can make a difference. To get all the vitamins and minerals you need, eat many different types of food, and add at least one fruit and one vegetable to every meal.
2. Get Moving - Do yard work. Play a sport. Play with your kids or grandkids. Choose a distant parking spot. Keep comfortable walking shoes at work or in the car. Pick activities that you enjoy most so that you’ll stay motivated.
3. Make Prevention a Priority - Be sure to have regular screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, prostate health and more. Many health conditions can be prevented or detected early with regular checkups from your healthcare provider.
Did you know????
• Women are 100% more likely than men to visit the doctor for annual exams and preventive services.
• Men are more likely to be uninsured than women.
• 1 in 2 men are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, compared to 1 in 3 women. Approximately 30,000 men in the US die each year from prostate cancer.
• Men have a higher death rate for most of the leading causes of death, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and suicide.
• Hypertension is one of the chronic conditions, along with obesity and high cholesterol, that results in heart disease, which is the #1 threat to men's health.
• One in every six adults has high cholesterol, and it is one of the leading factors of heart disease and stroke, the #1 and #5 health risks for men.
• Depression, the #7 cause of death for men (according to The Mayo Clinic), affects 121 million people worldwide and causes 850,000 deaths every year. Treating depression without a doctor's help can be dangerous, as is purchasing anti-depressants online without a prescription. If you have signs of depression – such as feelings of sadness and loss of interest in normal activities – consult your doctor.
• Only 1 our of 57,915 websites that offer ED meeds could be a legitimate pharmacy. NOT good odds! Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is commonly a symptom of underlying disease like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, metabolic syndrome, Parkinson's disease, and MS, among others. Yet ED meds are one of the most universally counterfeited and sold ubiquitously online. Counterfeiters may lace fake ED meeds with dangerous ingredients not approved for use like homosildenafil, hongdenafil, and heavy metals. Talk with your doctor about your ED concerns.
• On average, men live about 5 years less than their female counterparts.
We want to see these statistics change! Schedule a checkup today!