Even though it’s now July, it’s not too late to take action! Men’s Health Month seeks to increase men’s awareness, prevention, and education about health issues. Senior men in particular can benefit from regular checkups, a healthy lifestyle, and beneficial social and spiritual connections. The effort is organized by Men’s Health Network, a national non-profit organization that seeks to improve the overall health and well-being of men.
“Many men do not like to go to the doctor and do not like to think about their own health. This is one time a year when we can get the word out that men need to take time for themselves, to think about their health, and take action to improve their health,” said Judd W. Moul, MD, Professor and director, Duke Prostate Cancer, Durham, NC, and Advisor to Men’s Health Network.
National Men’s Health Week is now celebrated during the week leading up to Father’s Day. So if you’re a man, and you missed taking action during June this year, you can still get a checkup now or start that exercise routine. Next year, when Father’s Day approaches, remember to educate yourself and take action to improve your health. It can help you live a longer, happier, more fulfilling life.