Celebrate National Men’s Health June 2019
What Men Need to Do to Stay Healthy?
Get Good Sleep
Adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep. Insufficient sleep is associated
with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, obesity, and depression. Also, poor sleep is responsible for
motor vehicle and machinery-related accidents.
Adults need at least two and a half of moderate-intensity aerobic activity
every week, and muscle strengthening activities that work all major muscle
groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms) on two
or more days a week. You don't have to do it all at once. Spread your
activity out during the week, and break it into smaller amounts of time
during the day.
Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. Fruits and vegetables
have many vitamins and minerals that may help protect you from chronic
diseases. Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol.
Sometimes stress can be good. However, it can be harmful when it is severe
enough to make you feel overwhelmed and out of control. Take care of yourself.
Avoid drugs and alcohol. Find support. Connect socially. Stay active.
Stay on Top of Your Game
See your doctor or nurse for checkups. Certain diseases and conditions
may not have symptoms, so checkups help identify issues early or before
they can become a problem.