The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
“Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue.
Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.”
Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths. (BLS) In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost six years earlier than women. (CDC)
Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men. (CDC 2001)
Prevention is key! Help encourage the males in your lives to visit the doctor regularly to help avoid and prevent health issues. Take this week leading up to Father’s Day to promote healthy living for the special men in your life!