According to the Movember Foundation, men around the world die an average of six years younger than women. When prostate cancer is detected late, men have only a 26% chance of survival beyond five years. In the United States, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men. Men account for 75% of all suicides.
But the most shocking fact about men’s health is this:
The reasons men face these odds are largely preventable.
Encourage the men in your life to take action toward living healthier, happier, and longer lives and help change the startling statistics around men’s health.
To start on the path to healthier living, men (and women!) should:
- Schedule regular doctor’s visits. Men are known for avoiding the doctor and ignoring unusual symptoms. It’s important to schedule annual checkups in order for your doctor to monitor your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and more.
- Eat natural foods. Limit consumption of packaged and processed foods, which are often loaded with sugar, salt, unhealthy fats, and calories. Instead, eat a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain products, fiber-rich beans and leafy greens, lean cuts of meat and poultry, and fish.
- Use safe, non toxic products. Many home and personal care products contain harmful ingredients that could have a negative impact on your health. Check out this list of harmful ingredients to avoid and look for products that are guaranteed to be 100% free of toxins.
- Move more. Regular exercise helps prevent heart disease and improve overall physical and mental wellbeing.
- Watch your waistline. Men with waists measuring more than 40 inches around are at higher risk of obesity-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart-disease, and stroke.
- Quit smoking. Smoking and secondhand smoke exposure can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, heart disease, and lung cancer, and can increase your risk of developing many other types of cancer.
- Cut back on alcohol. Men should consume no more than two drinks per day, or the equivalent of 24 ounces of beer, 10 ounces of wine, or 3 ounces of spirits.
The Movember Foundation offers additional tips for men’s health on their website.
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