The Friday Five – Men’s Health Month
June is Men’s Health Month and the purpose is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week’s Friday Five shares what men can do to improve their health, preventative measures they can take and some facts and statistics about men’s mental health.
CDC Recommendations for Men’s Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@CDCGov) outline both habits and action steps that men can take to ensure a healthy lifestyle. Although June is designated as Men’s Health Month, it should be observed as a reminder to keep healthy in all twelve months.
#MensHealthWeek is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier, but they don’t have to do it alone! Whether it’s your husband, partner, dad, brother, son, or friend you can help support the health and safety of the men in your life: https://t.co/aDR6hrZdst pic.twitter.com/jAL69ixaHc
— CDC Cancer (@CDC_Cancer) June 15, 2020
Wear Blue Day
Men’s Health Network (@MensHlthNetwork) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness and disease prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Today is Wear Blue Day, and event hosted every year by MHN. Wear Blue Day raises awareness and money about men’s need for regular checkups and creating a healthy lifestyle.
It’s #MensHealthWeek! Just like #MensHealthMonth, this week is all about promoting awareness of men’s and boys’ health issues. So join us by using our social media toolkit to spread the word to your audiences & communities: https://t.co/XdDT6Gd3Tw pic.twitter.com/cymiuhGdQc
— Men’s Health Network (@MensHlthNetwork) June 15, 2020
7th Annual Fit Father’s Day Celebration
This year’s annual Fit Father’s Day Celebration will be a virtual event. Join in Sunday June 21 from 9am – 11am EST on Facebook Live for a family workout, wellness remarks, boxing, yoga, spin bike and more! Hosted by Fit Fathers founder, Kimatni D. Rawlins. Follow them on IG @FitFathers
Father’s Day – Join Fit Fathers for a day filled with fun activities during their 7th annual Fit Fathers Day Celebration! Check out more here: https://t.co/iu1zfBppUm
— Men’s Health Network (@MensHlthNetwork) June 17, 2020
5 Plays for Men to Stay at the Top of Their Game
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health (@MinortyHealth) works to achieve health equity. The OMH observes June as Men’s Health Month. Look out for their 5th tip sometime today, Friday, June 19.
According to @CDCgov, 1 in every 4 male deaths in the U.S. is due to heart disease. Start #MensHealthWeek by making healthier food choices for a healthier heart. https://t.co/hTF20qeGKP #MensHealthMonth pic.twitter.com/VTSVk6cpoL
— Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) June 15, 2020
#DYK maintaining an #ActiveandHealthy lifestyle can help you live longer? #Men, start with moderate physical activity to help reduce your risk of premature death. Learn more: https://t.co/rlSbvEfmOt #MensHealthWeek pic.twitter.com/ntwzO0GQau
— Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) June 16, 2020
Family history and how you live, work and play impact how you stay #ActiveandHealthy. @CDCgov has a check-up checklist to help you discuss your unique health factors during your next doctor visit: https://t.co/tGOrS9naLE #MensHealthWeek pic.twitter.com/I41WMrXyJi
— Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) June 17, 2020
#DYK research shows that people who quit smoking for good feel less stress than people who continue to smoke? Start your journey to being smoke-free this #MensHealthWeek with @SmokefreeUs: https://t.co/wTeK5HaaAp pic.twitter.com/JEOs3TMJtG
— Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) June 18, 2020
Men and Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (@NIMHgov) reminds us that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men with mental illnesses are less likely than women to have received mental health treatment in the past year and are more likely to die by suicide. Check out the NIHM’s complete list of resources, latest news and featured health topics.
This #FathersDay, don’t forget about dad’s mental health! Men with mental illnesses are less likely to have received mental health treatment than women in the past year. Learn the warning signs: https://t.co/zqqN90bXg5. #MensHealthMonth #MensHealthWeek pic.twitter.com/9h9aL1G1PL
— Mental Health NIMH (@NIMHgov) June 18, 2020