This week is National Men’s Health Week, aimed at creating awareness of preventable diseases and promoting early detection for men of all ages. Because men are less likely than women to go to the Doctor for annual exams, it’s important to reach out and create a culture that encourages them to take advantage of the preventative services offered by their physicians. Men’s Health is a critical issue for not just men, but their family as well.
- On average, men live 5 years less than women
- 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop cancer in their lifetime
- 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer and approximately 28,000 men will die from the disease this year
- Men die at higher rates from 9 of the top 10 causes of death
- Men make up over 92% of workplace deaths
As Father’s Day approaches, be sure to communicate not only appreciation for the men in our lives, but also encourage them to take care of themselves by making good choices when it comes to their health and well-being. More information on National Men’s Health Week and ways to get involved can be found here.
In order to raise awareness in your community, plan a Wear Blue day in your District and become part of the movement to educate others on the importance of men’s health and well-being. More information on planning a Wear Blue day can be found here