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June is Men's Health Month

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June is Men's Health Month. The Civilian Health and Promotion Services is offering virtual classes to provide information and tips on what men can do to live a healthy lifestyle. (Air Force Photo by Samuel King, Jr.)

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to emphasize men’s well-being and create awareness by providing men with powerful tips and information they can utilize to continue making their health a top priority. While men and women are both uniquely different in their own ways. There are a few health conditions that men are more susceptible to.

According to the U.S. National Institute of Health, when compared to women, men are more likely to:

  • Smoke and drink
  • Put off regular checkups and medical care
  • Make unhealthy or risky choices

Additionally, the Center for Disease Control also states in 2017:

  • 347,879 deaths among men in the U.S were attributed to heart disease
  • 70-89 percent of sudden cardiac events occur in men
  • 50 percent of men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no prior symptoms

Despite these statistics, the good news is many of the attributing factors to heart disease are things that we can manage and control in order to greatly reduce our risk for these conditions.

CHPS takes great pride in making it our top priority to provide the awareness and tips to empower individuals towards living their happiest and healthiest lifestyles. 

The CHPS Men’s Health class reviews what conditions men are at risk for, screenings that could benefit men, and risky health behaviors common among men. These classes will discuss action steps men can take to reduce their risk for chronic conditions and disease. The class can be scheduled using a virtual platform.

Every month CHPS highlights a national health observance and offers health education classes or other services that are applicable to health promotion and prevention.  For the month of June, we celebrate Men’s Health Month! We are currently teaching classes by request during a unit or team meeting via phone/video. Many of our other classes offered like Do You Know Your Numbers, Cancer Prevention Awareness, Mindful Eating, or Get Up and Get Moving also provide great tips for how to lead a well-rounded healthy lifestyle.

Additionally, for more in-depth information on Men’s Health and how men can detect health problems early, please feel free to visit the ‘Health Library’ on our website, USAFwellness.com.

For more information contact CHPS at: CHPSsupport@us.af.mil.

 

Additional information on men’s health available at:

https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/men.htm

https://medlineplus.gov/menshealth.html

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