Celebrating Men’s Health Week
“Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.” – Bill Richardson
By Danielle Baez
Here at Stanton & Co. we are big on the awareness and support of women’s health as a result of all the strong female athletes we represent. However, with Father’s Day coming up, it is the perfect time to think about all of the men in our lives and know that even as women we can get involved in their health. While the entire month of June is dedicated to Men’s Health Awareness, Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. The purpose of this week is to increase the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week gives us an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
What exactly does men’s health have to do with you as a woman? More than you think! Men’s health issues significantly impact everyone around them. Because women live longer than men, we see our fathers, brothers, sons and husbands suffer or die prematurely from health issues that they may not want to face. As women we play a special and unique role to be able to help fight these obstacles men face in getting the health care they need. Generally, women pay better attention to their health than the men in their lives. What does this mean? As women, we can help to improve their health habits by giving them the health attention they lack. Visit Men’s Health Month or Men’s Health Network for more information on how to get involved in Men’s Health Awareness this week and every week after!