Top 5 Threats to Men’s Health in the U.S.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top causes of death for adult men in the United States, are: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke. The good news is, making lifestyle changes can significantly lower your risk for these health issues.
Take charge of your health with these six lifestyle choices.
- Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke
- Eat a healthy diet. Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high fiber foods, and lean
proteins, such as fish
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get moving, doing activities that you enjoy
- Limit alcohol
- Manage stress. When constantly under pressure, you tend to make less healthy
Men often put off doctor visits for some of the following reasons: “There’s probably nothing wrong,” “I don’t have time,” and “I’d rather tough it out.” For Father’s Day, help the men you love to find a reason to counter these excuses.
Some serious diseases don’t have visible symptoms, and finding a health problem early can make all the difference. Prevention is key to staying healthy. Talk with your healthcare provider about other preventive measures to reduce your risk.
Sources: www.heart.org and MayoClinic
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