Men, your health matters to you and to your family. The steps to lifelong good health are simple, starting with choosing a doctor for regular checkups.
Men visit a doctor half as often as women do.
Those regular checkups are important. They let you understand your current health, stay on track for feeling your best, and detect problems early — when they can be corrected more quickly and easily.
Men live five years less on average than women.
It's simple: taking care of yourself means living longer, more years with your family, and more years of feeling your best.
The basic steps of health living are simple.
- Quit smoking and limit alcohol: Smoking puts you on a course for early death from heart disease, and alcohol promotes some of the top cancers that affect men. Get free Help quitting smoking »
- Eat sensibly: Go beyond fast food. Eat a wide range of vegetables and other foods in moderate portions. How to start smart eating »
- Be active every day: Half an hour of brisk exercise a day, even in 10-minute stretches, makes a difference in wellness, disease risk and weight control. Walking is a great way to start, but many other activities have benefits. More about getting active »
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All of these conditions are preventable when you take the right steps for your health.