Did You Know?
- There are approximately 156 million males living in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The leading causes of death for men are heart disease, cancer, and accidents.
- Prostate cancer is the second leading cancer killer of men in the United States and one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.
- This year, approximately 180,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- The percent of men 20 years and over who are obese is 34.6 (2009–2012).
- The percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes is 20.9 (2011–2013).
There is hope! Fortunately, many of the major risk factors for diseases and health conditions can be prevented and controlled. Steps you can take to get healthier include:
- Getting regular checkups and screenings
- Eating healthy foods
- Exercising regularly
- Watching your weight
Help men live happier, longer lives. This June, in support of Men’s Health Week and Men’s Health Month, remind the men in your life to schedule a physical exam.
Find out more at http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/healthfacts.