The statistics around men’s health for Canadian men are alarming. In Canada, men are 40% more likely to die from cancer and 70% more likely to die from heart disease. On average, Canadian men live nine years of their lives experiencing serious health problems. But it’s not ALL bad news. Most men’s health problems (as much as 70%) can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes that can lead to a longer and healthier life.
Men, are you feeling sluggish? Is something not quite, right? Do you feel stressed or anxious? Not sure how you feel? Take action! Know where you stand health-wise and know what steps are needed to get on track toward a healthier lifestyle.
Start by using this 10-minute Men’s Health Check tool developed by the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation. It will identify your risk for certain disorders and assist you to spot signs and symptoms, so you can get the help you need.
The foundation’s website also provides great tips on how to improve your lifestyle without making a complete overhaul. Remember, making small changes can have great impact!