Did you know that the life expectancy for men is roughly 5 years shorter compared to women?

According to MensHealthMonth.org, men are also more likely than women to die from suicide, cancer, and heart-related health issues AND men seek preventative healthcare services only half as often as women. Whether you are a man or have a man in your life, understanding how men can take better care of themselves is important. During June, take a moment to learn more about health and wellness for men!

It is important for men to take proper care of both their physical and mental health. If you have concerns about your health, including mental health, talk to your loved ones or your healthcare provider. Improve your overall wellness by incorporating a few healthy habits into your regular routine.

•Start each day with a nutritious breakfast.

•Make an appointment to see your doctor when you are sick.

•Don’t forget your annual checkups.

•Stay active with yard work, sports, or family walks.

•Eat a colorful plate at mealtime. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables.

•Set aside time each day/week to relax and have fun.

For more information about Men’s Health Month, speak with your health professional, visit www.Facebook/ThumbHealth, or contact Kay Balcer, Thumb Community Health Partnership Director, at 989-553-2927.

—Thumb Community Health Partnership