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June is Men’s Health Month

June is National Men’s Health Month, a month to bring awareness to all health issues that men face. This month is dedicated to encouraging men in your life to eat right, exercise and take care of themselves to prevent disease. Men’s Health Month is aimed at raising awareness of preventable health problems including the promotion of early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

According to Harvard Health Publishing women live, on average, five more years longer than men. Experts suggest that leading an active lifestyle and eating a well-balanced diet, including whole grains, can lead to increasing an individual’s life expectancy. Click here to see how grains can fit into a healthy well-balanced diet.

According to the same article, men are more burdened by illness during life. They fall ill at a younger age and have more chronic illness than women. According to the National Center for Health Statistics heart disease is the leading cause of death amongst American men. Whole grains have been linked to heart health, click here to learn more.

Looking for a recipe idea for more brain power and heart health, check out this recipe for Blueberry baked oatmeal.

National Today outline three ways to observe National Men’s Health Month:

1. Tweak your diet

This can including ensuring that you are eating you vegetables and consuming correct proportions of whole grains.

2. Setting some goals

Than can include getting outside more often, eating more whole grain in your diet. Starting small and working toward achievable goas can help to make them a reality.

3. Get educated

Take this moth to read about the common health issues that are prevalent in men.

Here are two reasons why National Men’s Health Month is important:

1. Get it checked out

Men’s Health Month encourages you to get yourself checked out by a health care professional to make yourself feel better.

2. To spark a conversation

Men’s Health Month gets people talking about men’s health and it importance, in the hopes of getting people acting on their health.

This month gives health care providers and individuals a chance to advocate for men’s health and to encourage boys and men to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.