On average, men in the United States die five and a half years earlier than women and at a higher rate from 9 of the top 10 leading causes of death. This Men’s Health Month, the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging men to take important steps towards improving their health, such as eating healthy food, staying active, quitting smoking, getting regular checkups and taking care of their mental health needs.
Want to be part of the events taking place this month and encourage others to join you? Here’s how you can participate:
Join @MinorityHealth for a #MensHealthMonth Twitter Chat on June 6 from 1-2 PM EDT. The chat is co-hosted by SaludToday, the Men’s Health Network, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ChooseMyPlate.gov. Follow the conversation with the hashtags #SaludTues #MensHealthMonth.
Friday, June 16 is Wear Blue Day. Take a photo of you and your friends, family or coworkers wearing blue and post it on social media, using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag.