June 2022: Men’s Health Awareness

June 2022

Awareness, Prevention, Education & Family

June is Men's Health Month, a national observance to raise awareness about healthcare for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living behaviors. Keep reading to explore our various resources. Press the button below to view our UFHR partner's additional resources!

Mens Health Month

51.9% Men aged 20 & over have hypertension or high blood pressure*

1 in 4 Male deaths are due to heart disease*

40.5% Men aged 20 & over are considered to be obese*

*From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Top Health Risks for Men

Take the first steps towards a healthier future now!

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Steps to take today!

Learn how taking small steps every day to improve your health can bring awareness, improve your quality of life, and prevent disease. Men’s health is not just a man’s concern but affects all other individuals in a man’s life, for instance, significant others, children, siblings, and parents. Here are a few tips to make sure you are on the right track to making your health a priority.

June 6-26, 2022

Dad Jokes 4 All

This 3-week individual-based walking and activity challenge is a great way to get moving. The goal of this challenge is simple – reach 8,000 steps per day and unlock corny dad jokes along the way.

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Men & Mental Health

Mental health does not discriminate, it affects people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. In men, the prevalence of mental illness is lower than in women, but men are less likely to seek mental health treatment. Men are 3.88 times more likely to die from suicide than women. Recognizing the signs that you or a loved one is struggling with mental illness is the first step toward getting treatment. The sooner treatment is received, the more effective it can be. Here are ways to recognize the signs, stop the stigma, and learn coping skills to improve your mental health.

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Healthy Words of Wisdom from Florida Blue

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