This is National Men’s Health Week, an annual observance designed to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among males. In fact, this Friday, June 16 (the Friday before Father’s Day) is designated “Wear Blue Day,” when everyone is encouraged to wear blue in support of this effort to encourage men to take charge of their health.
On average, men live about five years less than women, and the gap between men and women’s health is worsening, according the the US Army Surgeon General:
Men of all ages: take action to be healthy. For tips, here are some suggestions from the United States CDC.