For many men, health and wellness take a back seat to work and family responsibilities. Busy schedules may often postpone workouts and healthy dinners. If you are one of those men who have already abandoned your New Year’s resolutions, learn how to start taking charge of your men’s health issues right now during Men’s Health Month.
Every June, Advantage Care Health Centers recognizes Men’s Health Month to raise awareness about preventable men’s health issues and encourage the early detection and treatment of health conditions, like heart disease and colon cancer. This year, we urge men everywhere to consider where they stand with their own health and wellness.
What you put into your body plays a signature role in how you feel. A balanced diet can help with everyday wellness, disease prevention and mental health.
When meal planning, include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fiber foods and lean sources of protein. Avoid foods that are high in saturated and trans fats or contain added sugar and sodium.
Exercise is an important activity for men of all ages. It can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer.
If you are starting fresh, try picking activities you already enjoy, like tennis, swimming or basketball. Or, now that the weather is warmer, you could add a brisk after-dinner walk into your routine.
Your mental health is another factor that contributes to your overall well-being. Men’s health issues like stress, depression and burnout can impact you emotionally and physically.
If you are feeling burnt out or blue, make some time for yourself.
Go for a bike ride or read a book to destress. Healthy activities like these will enhance your mental wellness.
Even if you feel like you are in tip-top shape, it’s important to schedule regular appointments at your health center. Your health care professional can be a good resource and positive influence on your wellness journey.
If you want to start taking better care of your body, Men’s Health Month is the perfect time to begin. Our health care professionals are available to guide you on your wellness journey. We provide primary and preventive health care services at our Freeport and Brookville locations to all members of the community.
Contact us today to start living a happier, healthier life.