Men’s Health Month

Closeup portrait, family, young man in blue shirt holding older man in striped shirt from behind, happy isolated on outdoors outside balcony backgroundIn Virginia, the leading causes of death for men are cancer and heart disease. Virginians can take action by encouraging men and boys to make health a priority.

Men can become healthier by making healthy choices daily. Some steps to becoming healthier include:

  • Going to annual doctor’s appointments and screenings.
  • Quitting all tobacco use.
  • Wearing sunscreen when outdoors.
  • Getting at least 7-9 hours of sleep a night.
  • Exercising at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables .

These are just a few of the things that men and boys can do to stay healthy. During this men’s health month encourage the men in your life to make a promise to eat healthy, be active and go to regular checkups and screenings.