It’s the week before Father’s Day, which means it’s also National Men’s Health Week. So today we’re bringing you some go-to resources for health information specific to men. Did you know that men are less likely than women to get regular checkups? Many diseases, like colon cancer and heart disease, can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis, so it’s important for men to see their doctor regularly. Now is the perfect time to (gently) remind that dad, spouse, brother, uncle, grandfather, partner, or friend in your life to make that appointment.
June 15th – 21st marks National Men’s Health Week. Since 1994, this event has been celebrated the week leading up to Father’s Day and is a part of the grander Men’s Health Month, which is recognized throughout June. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage detection and treatment of disease among men. It’s not just about dads though; it’s important to encourage all of the men you care about to live healthy lives, be they sons, best friends, boyfriends or co-workers! If you’re a guy, this is a good chance to turn the focus inward and assess if you’re being your healthiest you. Here are some ways, courtesy of the CDC, to do less of some things or quit others altogether to make health improvements.