June is Men’s Health Month, celebrated nationwide with health screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. The goal of Men’s Health Month is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Men’s Health Network is a national non-profit that provides helpful information about men’s health to men, boys, and their families. Locally, Exeter Hospital is a great resource for boys and men who want to learn more about men’s health.
Men’s Health Month calls for some serious action! Play with your kids or grandkids. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Do yard work. Play a sport. Keep comfortable walking shoes handy at work and in the car. Most importantly, choose activities that you enjoy to stay motivated. Anyone can be unhealthy, but it takes a man to take charge of his health and get moving!