June is National Men’s Health Month!

June is National Men’s Health Month!

June is National Men’s Health Month!

One of the best gifts a dad could wish for on Father’s Day is to continue living a long, healthy life with his children.

According to the Men’s Health Network, men have a shorter life expectancy than women by more than five years. Men had a higher death rate in the top-three leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, and injuries from accidents.

Here are a few tips on how to stay your healthiest:

Holistic and Natural

  • Regular chiropractic adjustments
  • Natural health whole food supplements and vitamins offer fewer side effects and aid in fighting off illness and infection.
  • Overweight and obesity issues also need to be addressed to ensure men’s proper health. Limiting caloric intake is also an important role in maintaining a proper weight, as is routine exercise.

Talk to your doctor

  • It is important to make sure that you discuss your health with your physician. This includes a family history of breast, colon, prostate, or any other cancers. Family history of premature coronary artery disease and family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, thoracic or brain aneurysm also needs to be reported. 

Get screened

  • It is important to get screenings done. U.S. Prevention Services Task Force defines screenings as tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. The task force suggests the following screenings:
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm should be screened for in those between the ages of 65 and 75 that have ever been a smoker, or those with a family history.
  • A colorectal cancer screening is recommended starting at age 50. If a family history of colorectal cancer is present, one may need to be screened earlier. Diabetes screening should be performed if blood pressure is higher than 135/80, or if one takes medication for high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure should be screened starting at least every 2 years starting at age 18. High cholesterol needs to be looked for when men are 35 or older.