Hey guys, it's never too late to shoot for the "Hat Trick Of Health" 1. Exercise 2. Eat right 3. See your doctor at least once a year. Learn more about men's health during National Men's Health Week.
Did You Know?
- Women make twice as many preventive care doctor visits as men* (excluding pregnancy-related visits). Men's irregular contact with doctors means they often do not receive preventive care for potentially life-threatening conditions.
- Poor health habits create health issues that accelerate as men age toward retirement. This is reflected in the higher death rates seen among aging men compared to aging females. This leaves women more likely to live in poverty and more likely to rely on public health care in their later years.
- In Michigan, the male to female ratio drops rapidly after ages 35 - 39 and among women married to men approximately the same age as themselves, almost 15% could be widows as they enter retirement.**
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, (AHRQ), the most important things men can do to stay healthy are:
- Get recommended screening tests.
- Be tobacco free.
- Be physically active.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Stay at a healthy weight.
- Take preventive medicines if you need them.
Learn more about recommended screening tests and download a screening test checklist.