4 Ways to Keep the Men in Your Life Healthy

Prevent and Prosper Through Proactive Care

Exemplar Care is dedicated to promoting preventative healthcare and encouraging men to prioritize their well-being. By raising awareness about preventable medical issues, adopting healthy habits, and taking proper care of their bodies, men can ensure a better quality of life for themselves and their loved ones. 

We understand that life can be busy, from going to work to family time to household responsibilities to hobbies, but it is vital not to overlook the key factor that allows men to sustain these activities: their health. Unfortunately, studies have shown that men are less likely to seek healthcare than women, leading to preventable health problems that if caught can be addressed with timely care and attention. 

Here are 4 ways to keep the men in your life healthy:

1. Regular Visits to a Primary Care Provider

Just as a car needs regular maintenance to stay in good shape, our bodies do too! Primary care providers are an incredibly effective health resources that, unfortunately, many men don’t take advantage of. Men—Don’t wait for a health condition to appear to see a healthcare provider, instead, identify your individual risk factors and be proactive about your health.

2. Age-Appropriate Screenings

On the topic of being proactive health-wise, routine screenings help to catch health issues early (even prior to any symptoms) and monitor and maintain good health. Routine screening tests for men include:

  • Cholesterol screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Colorectal cancer screening
3. Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Think baby steps. Small changes can have astronomical impacts to our health, so it’s important for men to make healthy lifestyle choices to live a long, active life. Try encouraging the men in your life to incorporate some of these ideas into their lives and take note of how great they feel:

  • Healthy Diet
  • Exercise 
  • Quit Smoking!
  • Limit Alcohol Consumption
4. Prioritize Mental Health

Unfortunately, men are less likely than women to seek help for mental health conditions, and the male suicide rate is more than four times greater than that of women. Choosing a primary care provider who takes the time to listen and establish a relationship with their patients is crucial, as they can offer resources and services to help optimize your mental health and be an advocate for you on your overall health journey.

By following these strategies, men can actively engage in their own healthcare, promoting a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Take charge of your health today by discovering the benefits of Direct Primary Care at Exemplar Care.

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