June is Men’s Health Month, which aims to raise awareness of health care for men.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12 percent of men who are 18 and older are in fair or poor health. Approximately 36 percent of men who are 20 and older are obese, while hypertension is found in one-third of men in this age group.
Heart disease and cancer are among the leading causes of death in men.
Here are some tips for men who want to take control of their health:
- Get screening tests
- Make sure you’re up to date on your vaccinations
- Be aware of signs of health problems like depression, hypertension and type 2 diabetes
- Eat a healthy diet and be active regularly
The Wellness LiteBlue page has additional information on men’s health, blood pressure and physical activity.