Did you know there was a month entirely dedicated to raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys?
June is specifically dedicated as Men’s Health Month.
Also, the month coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 10-16). Congress created Men’s Health Week in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Interestingly enough, former Senator Bob Dole and former Congressman Bill Richardson sponsored the bills creating Men’s Health Week.
Even more, the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June 14 where men and women wear blue to work that day to show their support for the health and well-being of men boys and men.
With this in mind, we at Staunton Primary Care, have included an easy list of things to do to be active, aware, all month long:
1. June is Men’s Health Month – spread the word and make sure every loved male in your life is living well.
2. Get early screenings! They will not only save money in the long run but also save your life and/or make life easier to manage if diseases are caught early on.
3. More importantly, don’t forget to exercise, its summertime! You shouldn’t need a reason to get at least 30 minutes of exercising in, just help your heart.
4. What’s more, Father’s Day is coming up! Give your father figure in your life the gift of knowledge along with your gift. Also, there are many resources that help educate you and your father about risks of prostate cancer and other diseases that may be prevalent to you.
5. Remember, keep reading this blog and others like it for the latest on how to improve and support men’s health.
6. Remember, everyone should be an ally! Ultimately, anyone can assist in the men’s health movement, and help is not limited by gender basis. Also, anyone can be supportive and help men make that first step towards a better life.
For more information on men’s health issues, call Staunton Primary Care today at (513) 685-8853. Currently, we are accepting new patients.