Monday, June 11, 2012

Men's Health Week - June 14 through 20

This week is Men's Health Week, a national event that is celebrated each year in the week leading up to and including Father's Day. The goal of this week is to encourage everyone to bring awareness to preventable health problems, as well as encourage early detection and treatment of diseases in men and boys. One of the concerns with men's health is that women continue to live longer on average than men do - up to 5 years longer. Additionally, men are more susceptible to premature death, and in higher numbers, from almost all possible causes of death. Read more of the concerns related to men's health, as well as precautions that can be taken here:

There are many ways to participate during the week, and some of the things that you can do are
  • Pick a day and wear blue to raise awareness for men's health
  • Talk to the men and boys in your life about potential health concerns and encourage them to have physicals, be screened for diseases, or work on an increasingly healthy lifestyle
  • Plan for healthy physical activities or meals
More information about Men's Health Week can be found here: Men's Health Network - - is also an excellent resource. They are a national non-profit organization that is dedicated men, boys, and families. They provide information on everything from health programs to advice on fatherhood. Additional resources for men's health can be found through these links:
Do you have any additional helpful links to share? Or, do you have a creative way that you are planning to celebrate Men's Health Week this year? If so, please share with us!

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