Men urged to make their health a priority - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Men urged to make their health a priority

(Source: MGN) (Source: MGN)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

June is National Men's Health Month, and the Alabama Department of Public Health is encouraging men to make their health a priority.

June 9 through the 15 is National Men's Health Week and it's observance is to bring awareness of preventable health problems that are often overlooked.

Men live five years less than women, on average, and make up 92 percent of all workplace deaths due to dangerous occupations. Also, one out of six men will get prostate cancer this year and around 28,000 will die from the disease.

These are some important things that men can do to improve their health and stay healthy:

Get enough sleep

Quit using tobacco

Increase physical activity

Eat Healthy foods

Tame stress

Get regular checkups

Some diseases do not have any symptoms and checkups can help in early detection. Any man experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive thirst, and problems with urination is urged to call a doctor right away.

Men's Health Week is celebrated the week leading up to and including Father's Day. The public is encouraged to wear blue to support men's health on June 13.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved

  • NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Explosions ramp up at Kilauea's summit as ash clouds soar 11,000 feet

    Explosions ramp up at Kilauea's summit as ash clouds soar 11,000 feet

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:13 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:13:06 GMT
    Nearly continuous plumes of ash are pouring from Killauea's summit crater amid ongoing eruptions on the Big Island. (Image: USGS)Nearly continuous plumes of ash are pouring from Killauea's summit crater amid ongoing eruptions on the Big Island. (Image: USGS)

    A "nearly continuous" plume of gas and steam is pouring from Kilauea's summit crater amid ongoing explosive eruptions that are prompting ashfall warnings for downwind communities, officials said.

    More >>

    A "nearly continuous" plume of gas and steam is pouring from Kilauea's summit crater amid ongoing explosive eruptions that are prompting ashfall warnings for downwind communities, officials said.

    More >>
  • Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

    Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:03:40 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:11:58 GMT
    (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...(Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed...More >>
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed bystanders.More >>
  • The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

    The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:46:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:11:22 GMT
    (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another stu...(Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another stu...

    The family of a student wounded during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition.

    More >>

    The family of a student wounded during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly