Men’s Health Month is an opportunity to learn about health conditions significant to men, and to encourage men to focus on their overall well-being.

Statistics to know:

  • About 5% of men 20 or older are obese
  • Suicide rates are higher in men than in women
  • Men are two times more likely than women to binge drink
  • Nearly 1 in 10 men experience depression and anxiety

Participate in Men’s Health Month

Wear blue on June 18 to show the importance of men’s health and embolden the men in your life to schedule any necessary medical appointments. Educate yourself on men’s health issues.

Men, take time during this month to build awareness of the many ways to improve overall well-being, such as:

  • Eat healthy. A healthy diet is essential for good health. Men should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as lean protein sources such as chicken or fish.
  • Exercise Exercise is important for overall health and well-being. Men should aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes each day.
  • See a doctor regularly. It is important for men to see a doctor regularly for checkups and preventive care. Early detection of health problems can help to prevent them from becoming serious later.
  • Get enough sleep. Most adults need around 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep is crucial for good health and well-being.
  • Laugh more. Try to find authentic humor in life’s moments. Numerous studies say that laughter is the ultimate stress reliever.
  • Focus on mental health. Life can get tough and thinking things through with a mental health professional can help. According to a poll of 21,000 American men by researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), nearly one in ten men reported experiencing some form of depression or anxiety, but less than half sought treatment.