June is Men’s Health Month, a time to focus on the health and fitness of men around the world. As we continue to navigate the challenges of a world full of processed food, environmental pollutants, and laziness created by modern comforts; it’s more important than ever to prioritize our physical and mental health. Here we’ll explore the top 5 health concerns for men and why men (including you!) need to workout and take action with their health.
Top 5 Health Concerns for Men
Heart Disease: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. This condition can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, and staying physically active.
Cancer: Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men. Other types of cancer that affect men include lung, colon, and skin cancer. Regular cancer screenings and early detection are key to preventing and treating cancer.
Depression and Suicide: Men are often reluctant to seek help for mental health issues, which can lead to depression and suicide. It’s important to recognize the signs of depression and seek professional help if needed.
Obesity: Obesity is a growing health concern for men, with over 70% of men in the United States considered to be overweight or obese. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are essential to maintaining a healthy weight.
Substance Abuse: Men are more likely than women to engage in substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction. Seeking professional help and support is essential to overcoming addiction and maintaining sobriety. This is not only important for health, but essential to maintaining healthy marriage and family life.
Why Men Need to Workout and Take Action with Their Health:
Regular exercise has numerous health benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Exercise also helps to improve mental health, reduce stress, and increase energy levels. Men who prioritize their physical health are more likely to have better mental health and a higher quality of life.
But working out isn’t just about the physical benefits. Exercise can also boost self-esteem and confidence, which can have a positive impact on all aspects of life, including career success and relationships. By taking action with their health, men can set an example for their friends and family, encouraging them to prioritize their own physical and mental health.
In conclusion, Men’s Health Month is an important reminder for all of us men to take action with our health and live like Wild Warriors. By prioritizing regular exercise, a healthy diet, supplementing regularly, optimizing our hormones, and getting regular blood work, men can reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, improve their mental health, get sober, and enjoy a higher quality of life. Let’s use this month as an opportunity to challenge ourselves to make health and fitness a priority. Do it for yourself and your family.
Thank you for being a Wild Warrior and helping to change the world.
Michael Di Croce,
Founder, CEO of Wild Warrior Nutrition