June is Men’s Health Month
At birth, males outnumber females. For every 100 baby girls, 105 baby boys are born. Yet by age 35, women outnumber men. How can that be? In every age group, men are at greater risk for death than women.
Here are a couple other eye-opening facts about the current status of men’s health:
- Men are more likely to be uninsured and less likely to receive physical exams than women.
- Men have higher rates of suicide, cancer, heart disease and diabetes than women.
- One in every two men will develop cancer.
- On average, men die an average 5 years earlier than women.
Every June, the United States celebrates Men’s Health Month to raise awareness of facts like these and encourage earlier detection and treatment of disease in men and boys. Here are some things you can do to improve your health or the health of the men in your life.
- Quit Smoking– In Nevada 18.9% of men smoke. Smoking increases you risk for heart disease and cancer. If you or a loved one needs help quitting, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for FREE help.
- At Risk for Diabetes?– Take our FREE 6 week course Road To Diabetes Prevention to learn how you can reduce your risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.
- Exercise- Why do you think most TV shows and football are off? So, men can finally go outside, lol! We have several online programs and apps that can help get you moving. Check out or Walk Around Nevada app to help you track your daily physical activity, or download our Neon To Nature app and find local walking and biking trails in your neighborhood.
- Eat Better- we must remember that everything we eat and drink matters. The secret to making better choices? Focus on food variety, amount, and nutritional quality. Download our Half My Plate app to learn how to make half your plate fruits and vegetables.