Did you know that June is Men's Health Month? The goal of Men's Health Month is to increase public awareness of the many preventable health problems—including cardiovascular problems—that affect men. Men’s health plays an important role in family health. Currently, men are dying on average 5 years younger than women, they lead in 9 of the top 10 causes of death, are less likely to be insured, and are less likely to be involved with a health care provider. All of this impacts their ability to be an involved father, supportive husband, and engaged member of their community.
Clearly, Men’s Health Month calls for some serious action! Play with your kids or grandkids. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Do yard work. Play a sport. Keep comfortable walking shoes handy at work and in the car. Just half an hour of moderate physical activity five days a week can make a big difference, so let's get moving!
To take this challenge, choose activities that you enjoy doing and fit in 30 minutes of constant movement five days a week and make at least 20 entries this month in your CardioSmart physical activity tracker (remember, entries can be back dated!). Click on the "Take the Challenge" button on the top right to get started!