Did you know…
- 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men 15-35.
- Men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the last year.
- The average life expectancy for men is nearly 5 years less than women.
The good news is that you can make some simple changes to your daily routine that can help increase your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease.
- Replace a coffee break with a brisk 10-minute walk. Ask a colleague or friend to go with you.
- Take part in an exercise program at work or the Y.
- Join the office softball team or walking group.
- Stand up and move around while making phone calls.
- Cut back on e-mail. Deliver the message in person.
- Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator.
- Park as far away from the building as you can.
- Take a walk around the building at lunch or on your break at work.
- Eat with others whenever possible. Eating with other people has numerous social and emotional benefits, and allows you to model healthy eating habits.
- Avoid eating in front of the TV or computer which can often lead to mindless overeating.
- Chew your food slowly, savoring every bite. We tend to rush though our meals, forgetting to actually taste the flavors and feel the textures of our food.
- Listen to your body. Ask yourself if you are really hungry, or have a glass of water to see if you are thirsty instead of hungry.
Stay healthy, stay active, and check back often for more healthy living tips.