Not only are men more likely than women to encounter physical and mental health issues in their lifetime, they’re also less likely to seek treatment and prognosis. These simple facts make Men’s Health Awareness Month all the more important as we officially celebrate the 25th year of national recognition. The entire month of June is dedicated towards raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and young boys alike. The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 10-16), a special awareness period created by Congress, and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June 14 where men and women are encouraged to wear blue to work that day to show their support for the health and well-being of men boys and men.
If you’re looking for other ways to get involved this month, here are some suggestions:
- Tell Your Friends: Spread the word and make sure every loved male in your life is living well. Write an email, pick up the phone or host a themed party on #ShowUsYourBlue day (June 14)!
- Encourage Early Screenings: Early screenings will not only save money in the long run but also save your life and/or make life easier to manage if diseases are caught early on. Encourage a friend or family member to make an appointment as well.
- Exercise-It’s Summertime: Even just 30 minutes of activity per day can increase your circulation, stamina and balance if you’re consistent with it over time. Get active this summer and know that your health is improving with every step.
- Be An Ally: Remember that anyone can assist in the men’s health movement and help is not limited by gender basis. Anyone can be supportive and help men make that first step towards a better life. Everyone should be an ally!
An active lifestyle is in the DNA at Henry Ford Village. Of the 150+ clubs & activities on campus, you can find something to get you going any day of the week like water aerobics at the all-season aquatic center or circuit training at the fitness center or bocce in the courtyard. Staying active is an important part of the overall puzzle that is life. We’d love to tell you about our 360° approach to wellness.
Source: Men’s Health Month