Peak Health: June is Men’s Health Month

June 4, 2024

Men on average live about 5 years less than women according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Not surprisingly, men are less likely to seek medical attention, as shown by a 27% lower rate of men going to the doctor in 2018 compared to women.   

Here are some things men can do to stay healthy and live longer:  

  • Exercise: get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, and add muscle-strengthening activities twice a week to your regimen. 
  • Stop smoking and avoid drinking more than two drinks a day. 
  • Minimize the chances of having an accident through adhering to safety laws including speed limits and avoiding distractions while driving. 
  • See your primary care provider at least every two years even if you do not have chronic medical conditions and more frequently if you do.
  • Know your cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
  • Discuss colon and prostate cancer screenings with your provider.

Call 360-346-2223 to schedule an appointment with your Summit provider.