MEN’S HEALTH WEEK
Men, this week is for you! The week leading up to Father’s Day focuses on the health of men. When it comes to a healthier body and mind, prevention is critical. Many of the risk factors for disease are preventable. Learning what to look for and what changes to make, can help lower those risks.
This Week takes place during Men’s Health Month and is strategically placed during the week of Father’s Day when most of us are thinking of those important men in our lives. During the same week, Wear BLUE Day gives us an opportunity to schedule events and raise awareness for men’s causes, too.
Encourage the men in your life to keep scheduled checkups, learn their risk factors and start or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Scheduling screenings as recommended will help detect disease early, making intervention possible.
HOW TO OBSERVE Men’s Health Week
- Visit with the men in your life about their health.
- Find low-cost and free screenings near you.
- Attend a health clinic or start the health program recommended by your physician.
- Participate in Wear BLUE Day the Friday before Father’s Day.
Learn more about this National Week at www.menshealthmonth.org and use #MensHealthWeek to share on social media.
HISTORY of MEN’S HEALTH WEEK
Men’s Health Network promotes the Week. Quoting from their site:
The purpose is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
This week gives health care providers, public policymakers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with hundreds of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.