Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Men's Health Month + Tips to keep Healthy

Did you know that June is Men's Health Month? At theEMSstore we want you to take your health seriously. The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and to encourage early detection of disease among men and boys.

By having time dedicated to Men's Health this gives the media, health care providers, public policy makers and more the chance to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for injury or disease.

According to the CDC there are things you can do to stay healthy and active, giving yourself the best chance at a healthy life.

1. Get good sleep

Insufficient sleep is linked to many chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and depression. Adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep a night.

2. Get rid of the Tobacco

Quit. It's that simple. There are long term benefits to quitting smoking and it lowers your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease and more.

3. Move your body

Our body needs at least 2.5 hours of moderate intensity aerobic activity every week. You want to strengthen your muscles and stay healthy.

4. Eat Healthy

Get in your fruits and vegetables every day so you can get your vitamins, minerals and nutrients from real food. Avoid foods high in calories, sugar, salt, fat and limit your alcohol.

5. Keep Stress at Bay

Don't let your stress become so overwhelming you feel out of control.

6. Keep up with Checkups

Make sure to see your doctor for regular checkups so you can stay on top of preventable diseases. Pay attention to your body giving you any signs and symptoms such as chest pain.

Blood pressure kits and other health products available on our website.

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