The Basics: Overview
Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to:
- Drink alcohol
- Make unhealthy or risky choices
- Put off regular checkups and medical care
The good news is that you can start taking better care of your health today.
Do you know what it takes to stay healthy? Take this men’s health quiz to find out.
How can I take charge of my health?
See a doctor for regular checkups even if you feel fine. This is important because some diseases don’t have symptoms at first. Plus, seeing a doctor will give you a chance to learn more about your health.
You can also take care of your health by:
The Basics: Healthy Habits
It’s not too late to start healthier habits.
Make eating healthy and getting active part of your daily routine. A healthy diet and regular physical activity can help lower your:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
- Cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl”)
By keeping these numbers down, you can lower your risk of serious health problems like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
You can also help prevent health problems by: