Men's health awareness

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Men talk with a psychologist during talking therapy

There are many things that you can do—or encourage the men in your life to do—to be healthy. Here are some things you should start doing, if you haven't already, depending on your age:

In your 20’s, you should:

  • Find a primary care physician you like and will see regularly

  • Learn your family medical history

  • Schedule a physical

  • Start paying attention to moles and marks on your skin

  • Establish good exercise habits

In your 30’s, you should:

  • Start getting yearly vision screenings.

  • Start monthly testicular self-exams.

  • Get blood sugar and cholesterol tests every five years.

  • Learn to manage stress.

  • Improve your eating habits.

  • Exercise to maintain flexibility.

In your 40’s, you should:

  • Start getting yearly prostate exams.
  • Get a colonoscopy every five years.
  • Talk to your primary care physician about heart disease screening.
  • Strength train to maintain muscle mass.
  • Reduce alcohol intake to 1-2 drinks per week.

In your 50’s, you should:

  • Perform monthly testicular self-exams.
  • Get osteoporosis screenings every three years.
  • Talk to your primary care physician about when you should schedule an EKG test.
  • Keep off excess weight.
  • Find low-impact ways to stay fit.
  • Add more omega 3’s into your diet.