Facts About Men’s Health
National Men’s Health Week – observed the week leading up to and including Father’s Day – was established in 1994 to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. June has been designated National Men’s Health Month. These initiatives recognize that prevention of men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. It also has a major impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters. Consider these alarming facts.
- Women are twice as likely as men to visit the doctor for annual exams and preventive services.
- Half of men are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, compared with one in three women.
- In 2000, there were fewer than 80 men for every 100 women by the time they reached age 65-74.
- Depression in men is often undiagnosed, contributing to the fact that men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women.
Make Changes for Better Health
Eat healthy. Start each day with a healthy breakfast. Consume a varied diet that includes all of the major food groups: fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy and good fats. Limit consumption of high-fat, high-sugar processed foods.
Get moving. Commit to at least two hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, aerobic physical activity to enjoy decreased risk of diabetes and possible protection from certain cancers. Choose activities that you enjoy to stay motivated.
Make prevention a priority. Visit your nearest RediClinic for a routine men’s health screening that can prevent or detect many diseases early. We offer blood work to monitor cholesterol, glucose, prostate health and more.
Attention Men: Get Screened at RediClinic
During National Men’s Health Week, visit RediClinic walk-in clinics in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Seattle and 35 locations in Texas to get the care you need, quickly and affordably. If you are a woman, encourage the men in your life to make their health a priority and avoid preventable health problems. Find your nearest RediClinic walk-in clinic location.