Happy Thankful Thursday! Today we want to give thanks to our health and show appreciation to all of the preventative care opportunities that we have to keep us healthy. However, we do want to bring awareness to an important crisis that may be affecting many of our members. Men’s health has been declining and neglected and we want to help fight this crisis in partnership with The Men’s Health Network.

End the Silence. Wear BLUE to Make Men Aware!

June 13 – 19, 2022, choose a day and Wear BLUE to bring awareness to the importance of staying healthy.

There is ongoing, increasing and predominately SILENT crisis in the health and well-being of men. Due to a lack of awareness, poor health education, and culturally induced behavior patterns in their work and personal lives, men’s health and well-being are deteriorating steadily. Society is being dramatically affected both at home and in the workplace because men are living approximately 5 years less than women.

At UHSM, we care about the overall mental, physical, and spiritual health of our members, which includes preventative care.

End the silence and remind men to stay healthy!

MEN’S HEALTH FACTS

The Silent Health Crisis
There is a silent health crisis in America…it’s the fact that, on average, mne live sicker and die younger than American women.
Dr. David Gremillion – Men’s Health Network

Causes of Death
Men die at higher rates than women from 9 of the top 10 causes of death and are victims of over 92% of workplace deaths. (BLS)

Prostate Cancer Risk
1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Depression & Suicide
Depression in men is undiagnosed, contributing to the fact that men are 4 times as likely to commit suicide.

Prevention
Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventative services than men. (CDC 2001)

Men’s Health Week

Whether it is your friend, brother, dad, boyfriend, spouse, or boss, show them you care about them and their health by wearing blue.

Men live sicker and die younger. Wear BLUE was created by Men’s Health Network to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to live longer and healthier lives.

Men’s health awareness can mean many different things.

It means raising awareness of making healthy lifestyle choices, making regular annual visits to the doctor, getting educated on heart disease or diabetes, starting general health conversations with their male friends, and much more.

Read more about Wear BLUE here.

Wear BLUE is sponsored by Men’s Health Network. Men’s Health Network is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men and their families with health awareness messages where they live, work, pray, and play.

Men’s Health Week Activities

1) Make an appointment
One of the best ways to celebrate Men’s Health Week is to make an appointment you’ve been putting off!

2) Head to the gym
Use Men’s Health Week to get yourself moving!

3) Wear a blue ribbon
The blue ribbon is the symbol for Men’s Health, and wearing one this week will show your commitment to the cause.

At UHSM, we care about the overall mental, physical, and spiritual health of our members, which includes preventative care.

End the silence and remind men to stay healthy!

We are thankful for YOU!
Your friends at UHSM

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