Men: Be the example
In June we celebrate Men's Health Month. A time where we encourage awareness of preventable health problems and early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys. Healthy habits are some of the many examples we can provide to our children and loved ones for a lifetime of wellness.
Include a variety of vegetables and fruits daily. Think colorful! Fruits and vegetables have essential vitamins and minerals that can help protect from chronic disease.
Cut the fat!
Limit foods high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol.
Get regular physical activity.
Adults need 2.5 hours of physical activity weekly. Regular activity will help control your weight, reduce your risk of heart disease, and improve your mental health and mood.
Regular checkups = good health.
Be familiar with your primary care provider. Don’t ignore warning signs such as shortness of breath or chest pains.
What else do you do in your family to be a good example? Share your success.
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