October 4, 2022

Men's Health Month

Key Facts:

According to Men’s Health Network (MHN):

  • At birth, the ratio of males to females is 115:100, but by the age of 100, the ratio of males to females is 1:8.
  • Men:
    • Have a life expectancy of 76.1 years, where women average 81.1.
    • Are 4x more likely to die by suicide.
    • Less likely to visit a doctor for exams and preventative care.
    • Account for 92% of workplace deaths.
    • At greater risk of heart disease, cancer, injuries, stroke, and HIV/AIDS.

Men’s Health Month, June, 2022

Each June, Men’s Health Month begins! With Father’s Day quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to encourage the men in your life to take care of themselves. If you’re a single guy, it’s just as important to make sure you and your friends are taking care of yourselves by eating right, exercising, and seeking regular medical checkups to prevent disease and injury.

Men’s health is not just a “man’s issue.” Men’s health impacts spouses, parents, children, siblings, and friends.

So, men, it’s time to take action!

  • Eat healthy
    • Add more fruits and vegetable into your diet and try to limit eating foods that are high in calories, sugar, salt and fat.
  • Get moving
    • Make a personal goal to reach 2 ½ hours of physical activity per week. Participate in activities you enjoy will help you to stay motivated.
  • Quit tobacco
    • Tobacco smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S. and the primary cause of COPD and lung cancer.
  • Make prevention a priority
    • Schedule yearly checkups and regular health screenings with your doctor or local health department
      • Monthly testicular self-exams are important for the early detection of testicular cancer
      • June 27th is National HIV Testing Day and everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 should get tested for HIV at least once as part of their routine health care. Those who are at a higher risk for HIV should be tested more often. For free HIV testing, contact your local Health Department.
  • Set an example
    • Consistently put the above healthy habits together and be a role model for those who may be watching you.

It can sound intimidating, but DHD#10 is here to help you get on the right track. DHD#10 offers several services for men including HIV testing, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing, treatment and prevention, sexual health exams, tobacco cessation programs, diabetes prevention programs, immunizations and more. To learn more about these programs offered to men or to schedule a service, call 888-217-3904

Quick Links

Men’s Health Network
Men’s Health Month

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