June is Men’s Health Month

Okay guys, me included, June is National Men’s Health Month. Obviously with the start of summer we want to be ready for those great outdoor activities; in fact the summer is my favorite time of the year, boating, beaches, kayaking, boogie boarding, fishing, long days of sunshine, you name it, I’m ready.

So a few things we should all consider for this summer and over the longer term.  It’s never too late to change that diet, get a little bit more exercise or lose some weight.  While you’re at it this month, how about checking to see that you are up to date on all of your health screenings. You can use this widget here from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, just enter your age and gender, and there you have it, a list of recommended screenings, vaccines, etc. Then schedule your doctor’s appointment and get em done.

Remember also that skin cancer is an issue we should all be aware of, especially in the summer. Be sure to use appropriate sunblock and cover up whenever possible.  Here’s a good video on skin cancer:

So take some time in June during Men’s Health Month to take care of your health and then get out and enjoy the start of summer.

About Fred Goldstein

President and Founder of Accountable Health, LLC. My background includes over 25 years of health care experience in hospital administration, health plan management, disease management and population health.
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