International Men's Health Week always begins on the Monday before Father's Day and ends on Father's Day itself. We all have dads, brothers, sons, grandfathers, and male friends in our lives. What better way to celebrate them by encouraging them to take care of their health?
Men are less likely to see their healthcare provider about a health issue than women. Now’s the time to kickstart a healthy lifestyle, and that includes scheduling your annual checkup with your healthcare provider. Use national men’s week as an opportunity to schedule that appointment you’ve been putting off.
Use Men’s Week to get active! While many men work physically demanding jobs, your body still needs daily exercise. Go to the gym, go on a walk with your family, or take a bike ride. Your body will thank you!
Staying healthy also means taking care of your mind. Men are less likely to speak up and report difficulties with mental health. The good news is that you’re not alone. Depression, anxiety, stress, and other mood disorders can strike anyone. Speak up today and schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider – we need you to be healthy and happy!
Men need self-care too! It’s hard to find the time to do the things that relaxes you. Use this week to get in that round of golf, read a book, take a walk, or even take a nap! You never know, it just might become a weekly self-care ritual.
Wear Blue! On Friday, June 17th wear blue to show your support for raising awareness about men’s and boys’ heath issues.