When it comes to men’s health, a few statistics stand out – and not in a good way:
- 40% of men over the age of 20 are obese.
- 52% have hypertension.
- 14.6% have type 2 diabetes.
- 28% do not meet federal physical activity guidelines.
Here’s the good news: by staying physically active, eating well, and following other common sense health practices most men can avoid obesity and prevent hypertension, diabetes, and all of the consequences that come with these debilitating and sometimes life-threatening conditions.
It’s not hard. Eating well doesn’t mean missing our on your favorite foods – just managing portions and adding in some lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Staying active can be anything you enjoy – as long as you get up and move! And make an appointment with your primary care provider. Chronic health conditions can be silent killers. Getting ahead of these conditions will improve the quality of the rest of your life.