June is Men’s Health Month. A time to reinforce the need for men to be proactive when it comes to their health and take steps to prevent serious medical conditions.
While research shows women see a doctor for annual checkups more than men, health professionals want to see that change.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men can stay on top of their game by seeing a medical professional for a physical exam.
Some diseases don’t have any symptoms, so identifying issues early can put men on a road to recovery a lot quicker.
This includes getting basic blood tests, checking blood pressure and cholesterol numbers and body mass index (BMI).
There are other steps men can take to living a healthy life from sleeping between 7 to 9 hours a day, eating nutritious food, exercising, minimizing stress and not smoking.
Celebrate Men’s Health Month. For more information on how to jump start your health journey, contact one of the physicians at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center.