The month of June has arrived and that means it is time to raise awareness of preventable diseases among men. The goal of Men’s Health Month is to bring awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Many men do not visit the doctor until something is seriously wrong and tend to “tough out the symptoms” until they are unbearable.
Preventive healthcare is imperative in maintaining a lifestyle that is full of quality and good health. By being active, eating well and avoiding destructive substances to the body, such as tobacco, excessive alcohol and sodium, men can effectively contribute to their overall wellbeing.
Here are a few ways to bring awareness to your community about Men’s Health Month:
– Plan a “wear blue day.” You could even go as far as to make it an every Wednesday sort of thing. Blue is the official color of Men’s Health Month.
– Set up a table in your pharmacy with information about screenings and important information for males during this month.
– Create a community event through your pharmacy to get individuals outside and active in this beautiful summer weather! You could perhaps plan a community volleyball tournament at a local park.
Regular preventive healthcare visits along with leading an active, healthy lifestyle can only bring positive results to your male patient’s lives. The month of June is a time when all men should focus on their health and preventive care. Real men take their health seriously. Discuss preventive healthcare options with your male patients today.