5 Tips for Men’s Health

It’s Men’s Health Month! Here are 5 tips to keep Men healthy:

Use Sunscreen

Many men spend a lot of time outside. It is always important to wear sunscreen when you spend any amount of time in the outdoors! Wearing sunscreen helps protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun that can lead to skin cancer. And yes, you need to wear sunscreen in winter too. Sun reflects off water, and snow, so make sure you’re protected year round.

Get your prostate checked

Getting screened for prostate cancer, and other cancers can be a huge difference in your health. Early intervention can make all the difference withe come illnesses. A couple of minutes of discomfort is worth saving your life for!

Take your vitamins

While we hope that everyone is getting all their vitamins and minerals from all the nutritious meals they are eating, we know that’s probably not the case. Take a daily multivitamin can help fill in the nutrients you don’t get from food. Remember, always talk t your doctor before starting a multivitamin.

Get a Mental Health Check

Mental health is as important as physical health. More than 6 million men struggle with depression! Talking to a trained, licensed professional can help not only deal with the emotions you are feeling, but learn how to cope with things like stress. Its always good to have someone to talk to.

Get a Check-Up

If there is one thing you are going to take from this list, let it be this. Get a yearly physical. A yearly exam with your primary care provider is one of the best things you can do for your health. At your yearly exam your doctor will get your baseline levels so they know if something is off. It can also help catch some illnesses early!! Of course, also make an appointment if you are sick. It’s better to see your doctor just in case than miss something serious.

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