Okay men, raise your hands. Frequently you're known for not going to the doctor on a regular basis and putting off health issues until the last minute. Does that describe you? Yet, many men are usually focused on being fit and staying active during their younger years. Where does the switch happen and why? Regardless of those reasons, it's time to reverse those stereotypes and perspectives and get men of all ages interested in and focused on keeping themselves as healthy as they can for as long as they can.
June was Men's Health Month and according to the Men's Health Network
- Men die at higher rates than women from 9 of the top 10 causes death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths.
- In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women.
- Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men.
- Men have fewer infection-fighting T-cells [compared to women] and are thought to have weaker immune systems than women.
- By the age of 100, women outnumber men eight to one.
Men Are In a Health Crisis!
By all accounts, men today face a health crisis! On all health fronts – socially, mentally, and physically – men are suffering. So, what can we do?
Part of the answer is awareness
. By becoming aware of the problem, we can motivate ourselves, our fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons to visit the doctor. (By the way, did you know that most health insurance plans grant you one free wellness exam per year?)
Once we're aware of our health issues, we can focus on prevention
. Taking vitamins and supplements is an easy, accessible way for men to take a proactive role in their personal health. Taking a men's supplement (or any vitamin regimen) doesn't require a major time commitment, a new diet, or an exercise routine. While those lifestyle changes can and should
be discussed with a primary care provider, taking vitamins and supplements is an easy point-of-entry into the world of better health. Small steps!
Take a Men's Multivitamin
A men's multivitamin can provide many of the essential nutrients you need in one simple tablet. One of our favorites is Ultra Vita-Men | Time Release Tablets for Men
, which contains 55 ingredients, including a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals that provide the nutritional support men need to live life more abundantly. VITA-MEN is specially formulated to provide a gradual release of essential nutrients over a prolonged period of time to insure maximum bioavailability. These tablets are loaded with ingredients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D-3, Vitamin E, folic acid, selenium, manganese, and more!
Another popular option is our Men | Multi-Gland and Herbs
, which is specifically formulated for men's health and contains a variety of amino acids and proteins for metabolism and digestion support.
Take Action. Do Something About Your Health!
Whether you choose to supplement your current behaviors with a men's multivitamin or not, we encourage you to take action in caring for your health!