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[Article] It's Men's Health Month! Take charge of your well-being

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June is Canadian Men's Health Month, a time to refocus on what matters most: your health. We know men often prioritize others' needs before their own, but neglecting your well-being can have long-term consequences. The good news? Small changes can make a big difference. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Get screened: Make regular health check-ups a priority! Regular check-ups and screenings for common health concerns like prostate cancer are crucial for early detection and treatment.
  • Move your body: Exercise is essentially for maintaining muscle strength, flexibility, and bone density. And you don’t need to have a gym membership to be active. It can be as simple as enjoying nature’s backyard and making walking a regular part of your day.
  • Fuel your body right: A well-balanced diet plays an important role in maintaining your overall health. Eat a healthy diet packed with nutrient-rich foods, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It will give you the energy you need to thrive.
  • Prioritize sleep: While the amount of sleep needed varies by person, getting quality sleep each night is important. Feeling rested will boost your mood, focus, and overall health.
  • Mind your mental health: Don't bottle things up! Talking to a friend, family member, or healthcare provider can help manage stress, anxiety and other issues.
  • Maintain social connections: Strong social connections are beneficial for our mental and emotional health. Cultivate and nourish your relationships with family, friends, and community members. Stay active in your community, join social groups or clubs, and participate in activities that interest you. Engaging with others and fostering social connections can create a sense of purpose, happiness, and overall life satisfaction.


Taking care of your health as you age is a personal investment that pays dividends in the long run. By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you can promote optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Remember, it's never too late to start prioritizing your health.


We have compiled some helpful resources below to support your health journey. Be sure to share them with others who may benefit.

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    McMAster University

  • Published

    Jun 11, 2024

  • Subject Area
    • Education, Recreation, & Arts
    • Age-friendly Communities
    • Physical Activity
    • General Health and Wellness
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Social Connectedness / Social Isolation
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    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Health Authorities
  • Category
    • Best Practices
    • Evidence-based & emerging practices
    • Research & Evidence
    • Impact Stories
    • Research & Reports
    • Toolkits


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