Celebrate Men’s Health Month by Taking Better Care of your Health

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Men’s Health Month, which happens in June every year, is the perfect time to focus on the importance of preventive care. Did you know that compared to similarly aged women, men are less likely to have a regular doctor and more likely to skip check-ups and appointments? It’s important to understand how crucial it is to regularly see health professionals and get screened for serious illnesses. Here are a few ways to stay on top of your health, during Men’s Health Month and beyond:
  • Get good sleep.Sleeping less than the recommended seven to nine hours per night is associated with a number of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression. Here are 4 ways to get a good night’s sleep. One tip everyone can do: Avoid electronics like your phone or laptop for at least one hour before bedtime.
  • Sweat it out. As an adult, you need at least two and a half hours of activity every week – this can be anything from a good walk outside with your dog to a high intensity workout in the gym. If you need some inspiration or ideas, start by checking out our blog posts showing amazing core moves and exercises you can do during commercial breaks. For more fitness tips and other ways to stay on track with your goals, check out our community, #HealthyMe.
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