We’re kicking off the month of June with men’s health. With father’s day right around the corner (June 16th), we want to appreciate the men in our lives and ensure they’re being as healthy as possible. So, what can men do to improve their overall health?
- Get checked for colorectal cancer. Men over the age of 50 should be checked for colorectal cancer; the screening process can prevent, not just diagnose cancer by undergoing a colonoscopy or similar procedure.
- Reduce sodium intake: Avoid processed, packaged and canned food to lower the risks of heart disease.
- Move: If you’re unable to do too much moving, a little bit can help! Try taking a short walk at least once a day to decrease the risk of diabetes and make you feel a little better.
- Know what your blood pressure is: If you’re unsure what your blood pressure is or what it needs to be, consult your doctor then check it regularly. High blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent killer” and can severely damage the heart, kidneys, eyes and brain.
If you have any warning signs such as unusual pain, bloody urine or stools, make an appointment with your physician right away.
~Give yourself the gift of good health