The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, 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 thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.
Prove how healthy you are!
Eat right. Exercise daily. Visit the doctor regularly. Stay healthy.
Man up and schedule your MD annual visit.
Guys, eat right, exercise daily and visit the doctor regularly. Set a healthy example for your kids and family.
More exercise. Less junk food.
Load up on veggies and fruits. Eat healthy this June.
Women are 100% more likely than men to visit a doctor.
Make prevention a priority!
1 in 2 men are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime compared to 1 in 3 women. Let’s change this statistic.
“Fit at 50 Cuts Cancer Risk for Men Men who demonstrated a high level of physical fitness on a treadmill test at age 50 were much less likely to have developed lung or colorectal cancer 20 years later – and if they did get one of these diseases, they were less likely to die of it than men who were least fit at 50. Not surprisingly, the men who were most fit also had a lower risk of dying of cardiovascular disease later in life. Cardiologist Susan Lakoski,M.D., of the University of Vermont and her team tracked more than 17,000 men who took the treadmill tests at age 50. She followed up on their health status more than 20 years later, using Medicare data to see which ones had died or developed lung, colorectal or prostate cancer. The researchers determined that weight was not the issue. Even thin men were observed to have an increased risk of lung and colorectal cancer if they weren’t fit. Fitness was determined by the men’s maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) on the treadmill. There were no significant differences in the prostate cancer risk between the most fit and the least fit men.”
I note, and say hmmm to the non-result for prostate cancer, yet I as a Vermonter won’t challenge a University of Vermont study.
More importantly ->the LOWERED chances for two types of the big C, and the HIGHER chances for beating a big C for elder men ARE related to aerobic fitness.