June is Men’s Health Month, and a Bayhealth physician is offering a quick checklist for guys to stay in good health.
“Checking your health is as easy as checking the box score to last night’s game and it’s infinitely more important. If not for you, then do it for your family and those that care about you,” said Bayhealth Urologist Greg Spana, MD.
Here’s a checklist that’s simpler than reviewing this year’s NFL draft:
Don’t smoke! You already know that smoking causes lung cancer, bladder cancer and a host of other health issues but also keep in mind that your second hand smoke causes those same problems for your wife, kids and anybody around you. Get help from a support group or see your family doctor to see if there are medications to help you stop!
Get physical. You don’t have to leap like LeBron or throw like Brady to get the most out of sports. Whether you play hoops, bicycle, or walk, get your heart pumping with at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise at least three or four days per week. By getting your Body Mass Index under 25, you’ll lower chances of heart disease, stroke and joint problems.
Get a checkup. Make sure you get regular screenings for cholesterol and high blood pressure. If you’re over the age of 45, the American Urological Association recommends an annual screening for prostate cancer.