Despite the advances of medical technology, males are still at an increased risk of succumbing to certain chronic health conditions and diseases that are preventable. With June being Men’s Health Month, the message from the medical community is clear, get checked! Created by the U.S. Congress in 1994, the goal of this awareness month is to shed light on these health issues and encourage males of all ages to seek early detection and treatment.
Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes are some of the leading causes of death in men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Being that National Men’s Health Week also kicks off this week (June 12 – 18), here are five ways to improve your health.