Bringing Mens Health into the Spot Light

June 13-20

Men’s Health Week is about the well-being of healthy minds and bodies. By raising awareness and focusing on healthy lifestyle changes we celebrate all the men in our lives, young and old.

men's health week

 

Annual Checkups

One of the best ways to celebrate Men’s Health Week is to check in on yourself with your family physician. 

Time to check those reflexes or an old knee injury that keeps flaring up. Does an upset stomach or digestive issue have you down? Maybe it is time for a screening that you have been putting off. Men’s Health Week is an excellent time to call and get an appointment on the books.

Taking the time for your annual checkup can help identify health conditions that may be primarily symptom-less early on, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, or more serious such as diabetes or cancer. Early-onset detection can be crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment with routine care and lifestyle changes.

 

Prioritize Mental Health

Mental health conditions have risen, and men tend to suffer in silence. Mental health is as important as physical health and needs the same quality of care. Deciding to start a conversation with a friend or family takes courage and strength. You have the power to make a difference in their lives and your own by taking action.

 It is time to break the stigma!

Let’s Do This Together

  • Check in on your loved ones regularly
  • Please encourage them to take symptoms seriously, no matter how small
  • Engage in meaningful conversations
  • Educate yourself
  • Be supportive

June HASHTAGs:  Check these out all month and beyond!

#MensHealth #MensHealthMonth #MensHealthWeek #normalizemenshealth 

June 17th, 2022 – Wear BLUE

#showusyourblue

Wear BLUE was created by Men’s Health Network to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to live longer and healthier lives.

Online Resources:

Screenings questions www.getitchecked.com

Questions about Depression and Anxiety www.yourhead.org

Make changes and take charge of your health www.blueprintformenshealth.com

Men’s Health Month www.menshealthmonth.org

Credit to Men’s Health Network toolkit for the images above for June 2022

for more info, please get in touch with the Men’s Health Network at [email protected]


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Amanda is a lifelong Cedar Rapidian along with her husband Chad and their seven daughters. She has been blessed by her littles at the ages of 21, 24, 32, 34 and again at 42. Her oldest two girls are now young adults and living their own lives, her middle girls are in their tweens and teens, and to round it all out, identical twin toddlers, four dogs and a house that is never empty.

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