5 Ways to Celebrate Men’s Health Week
As we approach Father’s Day, we wanted to bring awareness to Men’s Health Week and Month happening this June!
Men’s Health Month is a period dedicated to advocating for a variety of health issues most common among men of all ages and walks of life across the United States. This year, International Men’s Health Week falls between June 11 -17, ending on Father’s Day! How fitting!
Men are highly susceptible to developing chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, and various cancers unique to men, such as prostate and testicular cancer.
Yet believe it or not, despite the many unique health risks men face, men are generally much less willing to reach out for help, especially when it comes to mental health. This is why raising awareness and offering special support to the special men in our lives is more important than ever!
Here are some tips on how to promote men’s health in your home and client’s home, and how we can kick it into high gear in honor of the men in our life:
1) Get moving and organize a fun day outside in the sun with the special men in your life. Whether it’s a field day, beach trip, or even getting together to do yard work at your client’s house, you’ll be glad you broke a sweat with the guys, and got that heart rate up in the meantime!
2) Reach out to your father, your uncles, your son and nephews and invite them and the family over for a long overdue reunion. A simple call to check in on how someone is doing can mean to world to that person, especially if they live alone, or even have a history of suffering from depression, a common mental illness many men do not admit to.
3) Urge the men in your life to make healthier lifestyle choices. All it takes is one small step to transition to a much healthier diet, such as starting the day with a heart-healthy breakfast. Think less bacon, and more fruit and whole grains 🙂
4) Wear Blue Day is this Friday, June 15th – the Friday before Father’s Day Weekend! Show the men in your life that you care about their health by wearing blue with your client, and read up on the most common health issues your client may be susceptible to.
5) Checking in: Use this month to remind your husband, client and any other loved one, young and old, to schedule their next doctor’s appointment!
Do you speak to your male loved ones about their health? Comment below!