Make a Change for National Men’s Health Week

June 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Awareness and Events

Why National Men’s Health Week?

National Men’s Health Week , June 11th -17th is a great way to begin the Father’s Day celebration! This weeklong observance brings together communities, businesses, government, schools, health organizations, places of worship, and other groups in an effort to promote men’s health—and encourages your father, brother, husband, friends, and yourself to make health a top priority. 1 Men are at risk for a variety of health issues; and WebMD has compiled the top 10 health concerns for Men:2

  • Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Prostate Disease
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Depression

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Men’s Health recommends that men visit a healthcare professional to receive regular checkups and preventative screenings, ask their doctor about medications and supplements to consider, and eat, sleep, and exercise well in order to stay healthy.3 However, men have a history of delaying and even forgoing routine and urgent medical care — experts caution men to remember that just because they are feeling fine doesn’t mean that there aren’t problems with blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar that should be given attention.4

 

Sounds good, but how do I celebrate National Men’s Health Week?

Organizations large and small will hold events, such as free health screenings and resource fairs, hand out educational materials, offer free fitness classes, issue proclamations, spread the word through social media, and more. To find an event near you and many resources for year-round health, please visit: http://www.menshealthmonth.org/partners/activities.html. And for the tech-savvy, try taking a look at Men’s Health Magazine’s list of the top helpful and useful smart phone apps that encourage men to live healthy lifestyles.

 

Whether you have an immediate health concern or are trying to get back on track with regular screenings and preventative care, the providers of the Coast2Coast Rx card believe that prohibitive cost should not have to prevent consumers from necessary dental, vision or hearing services, diabetes supplies or medications that thousands of men—and families—need. By using the Coast2Coast Rx card, consumers may save 10, 25, and even up to 75% on over 60,000 medications, including many commonly prescribed medications for blood pressure control and cholesterol management. Additionally, Coast2Coast Rx can save you up to 50% on your diabetic supplies.

Don’t let the important men in your life take their health for granted or delay routine care any longer! This year, when you think about getting Dad or Grandpa a Fathers’ Day card, think about also getting them a card that’s just as important – a Coast2Coast Rx card.  What a great way to show that you care!

Are you going to plan a healthy activity this weekend – maybe a walk in the park, or a nutritious Fathers’ Day meal full of lean protein and vegetables? Join Coast2Coast Rx on Facebook and Twitter to tell us how you plan to celebrate National Men’s Health Week and Father’s Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 “Goal of Men’s Health Week” (2012, February 8) Men’s Health Month http://www.menshealthmonth.org/week/index.html

2 Nazario, Brunilda (2011, June 1)”Top Ten Health Threats for Men” WebMD http://men.webmd.com/guide/top-10-health-threats-men

3 “Tips for men for a healthy life” (2011, January 10) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Men’s Health http://www.womenshealth.gov/mens-health/

4 “Psychology of Wellness: Why Men Don’t Go to Doctors” BlueCross BlueShield of Texas  http://www.bcbstx.com/health/achieving_wellness/men_doctors.html

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