5 healthy changes that can improve your life

Help raise awareness about men’s health.


In the United States, over 13% of men aged 18 and over are in fair or poor health, the Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults reports. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men lead unhealthier lives than women, and they die younger than women. In fact, men die at higher rates than women from 9 of the top 10 causes of death — including heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Many of these leading causes of death can be prevented.

5 healthy changes you can make today

Take hands-on steps this month to address preventable health issues and lower your risk by making better lifestyle choices. Here are the top five healthy changes you can make to help lower your risk of illness and death:

1

Don’t smoke.

2

Eat a healthy diet.

3

Maintain a healthy weight.

4

Exercise.

5

Manage stress.

Not sure where to start?

Our Best Health® wellness program offers free tools and resources to help you take the first step toward making healthier choices. Partner with a Best Health coach for one-on-one, no-cost personal health and lifestyle sessions covering a variety of topics, including:

  • Healthy eating
  • Healthy weight
  • Physical activity
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management

Preventive care is key

Preventive care — services like checkups, vaccinations and certain screening tests that you receive when you are well — can make a big difference in your long-term health. Even if you feel fine, it’s important to schedule annual preventive care visits with your primary care physician to avoid future health problems. During your visit, your doctor will determine what tests or health screenings are right for you based on your age, health status and family history.

Don’t miss important information on other National Health Observances

The key to staying healthy is prevention. That’s why we promote National Health Observances every month to help spread awareness and keep our members healthy. Learn more about recognizing signs of autism in children and tips to prevent skin cancer.


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