Men's Guide to Preventative Healthcare

Statistics have shown that men are less likely to visit a healthcare provider each year. But taking advantage of preventative healthcare, for both men and women, is the key to living a long and healthy life.

Tips for Improved Health for Men

Since men typically have more muscle and are bigger than women, it is not unusual that they will require more calories throughout the day. Your specific energy needs are dependent on your height, weight, and activity level.

Eat well-balanced meals.

On a daily men consume variety of foods to keep a well-balanced diet. Consuming at least 2 cups fruits and 2 ½ cups of vegetables each day are key to getting the appropriate nutrients for your well-being. For energy and disease prevention, men should consume whole grains such as whole-grain bread, pasta, cereal, rice, beans, etc. Whole grain foods are high and fiber and will help you feel full and fend off certain cancers, such as prostate and colon.

Get the recommended amount of exercise daily.

Men should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week. While greater amounts of exercise do provide a greater health benefit, small amounts of activity are just as helpful for maintain your well-being. Moderate activities can consist of taking a brisk walk, swimming or mowing the lawn. Vigorous exercise includes activities such as running or aerobic dancing.

Complete routine visits to your physican.

General Adult Preventative Care should include the following healthcare screenings:

If you have a family history of a specific disease or if there are other lifestyle factors that put you more at risk, you should look to visit your doctor more frequently to check for those conditions.

These recommendations are not meant to replace your physician’s advice. Schedule an appointment with Eze Health Center for preventative health care advice tailored to you.



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