The purpose of Men’s Health Month is the increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Here are some quick men’s health facts:
- In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women.
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It is generally very slow growing and kills about 30,000 men each year. If detected early, prostate cancer can be treated.
- Men are less likely than women to schedule and attend their annual check-up. This means that diseases that preventable diseases are going unchecked for years, often not found until it’s too late.
Prevention is a big part of ensuring dad lives a healthy life for years to come. Healthier eating and exercise habits can help in the prevention process. This month, take time to check in on dad and make sure he’s taking care of himself first. Interested in showing your support of Men’s Health Month? Participate in Wear Blue Friday, the Friday before Father’s Day.
Want more information? Visit menshealthmonth.org