Are you ready for Men’s Health Month?

This month, focus on improving the male lifestyle. The goal is to increase awareness of the leading health concerns men face. It’s important to encourage the men in our lives to get regular checkups and be aware of the risks for their age, ethnicity, and lifestyle and how to take steps to create healthful habits.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death among men are heart disease, cancer, and accidental death.

If you are male it would behoove you to make a commitment to have a health checkup. If you’ve recently had one and you are at risk, consider making changes to your lifestyle to improve your health and talk to your physician about the proper steps to take.

Even if you are not a male, it is a good idea to talk to the men in your life—father, brother, husband, son, friend or co-worker— about making an appointment for a checkup.

What can you do to help them get on a healthier track? You can take a walk together, cook up  healthy meals and encourage healthier behaviors.

Learn more about Men’s Health Month by participating in Wear BLUE Day the Friday before Father’s Day (June 14).

For more information visit www.menshealthmonth.org.

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