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Health Tip: Men’s Health Month

By: Spencer

Many women have battled a stubborn husband, father or brother who just won’t visit the doctor no matter how lousy they feel. But you probably didn’t know that Congress actually recognizes June as Men’s Health Month, all focused on keeping men healthy.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for an annual physical than men. This is critical because simply visiting the doctor annually and taking some preventive health measures can seriously reduce the risk of developing health conditions like heart disease, stroke and certain cancers

Ladies, take note and share these simple precautions with the men in your life so they can feel healthier and live longer!

  • Schedule an annual physical with your primary care doctor

  • Ask your doctor about regular health screenings you should be having like prostate cancer screening or colonoscopies

  • Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by:

    • Monitoring your blood pressure and cholesterol

    • Maintaining a healthy weight

    • Exercising regularly

    • Eating a heart-healthy diet

Want a quick, easy way to learn more about your health risks without ever leaving your home? Visit www.AdventistHealthCare.com/KnowYourRisk to take one of Adventist HealthCare’s FREE health risk assessments.