Men's Health Month: 10 Things You Need to Know and Share

June is Men's Health Month and Inova Health wants to make sure YOU know how to stay happy & healthy all summer long! Check out these 10 tips to keep you up-to-date from Dr. Nilay M. Gandhi, MD.
 
1) HEART HEALTH - Heart disease remains the #1 threat to men's health. 
 
2) WORKOUT - Exercising 30min/day, 5x/week will help maintain a healthy body weight and lead to better mood, improved sleep, and heart health. 
 
3) GET CHECKED - The lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer is 1 in 8 men, so early detection/screening is important. 
 
4) TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE? - Urinary symptoms (frequency, urgency, waking up at night, weak stream) are signs of an enlarged prostate. Prostate cancer tends not to have symptoms. 
 
5) CHECK YOURSELF - A monthly self exam may just save a young man's life!
 
6) RED FLAG - Erectile dysfunction in young men may be the first warning sign for cardiovascular (heart) disease. 
 
7) RIVER, NOT A POND - 8 glasses of water a day may keep kidney stones away. 
 
8) MAKE IT COUNT - On average, men live less than 5 years longer than women. 
 
9) EAT WELL, FEEL WELL - Add 1 fruit & vegetable to each meal for clean, healthy eating. 
 
10) MEN'S HEALTH MONTH - National Men's Health Week culminates with Father's Day, designated a nationally celebrated holiday in 1972. 
 
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