Doing a better job of taking care of their health could help men live longer, healthier lives.
Here are some things women can tactfully suggest that men do:
- Find a physician for ongoing health risk assessments and checkups.
- Work on improving daily habits and lifestyle. This is an important investment in long-term health, so they can enjoy a “good health retirement.”
- Find some physical activity that they enjoy and do it on a regular basis.
- Eat moderate amounts of a variety of foods.
- Choose a diet low in fats and cholesterol.
- Keep weight under control.
- Decrease (or eliminate) extra salt in their diets.
- Drink alcohol in moderation (alcohol is full of “empty calories”).
- Quit smoking.
- Check out their family history of disease and cause of death.
Adapted and expanded from a brochure published by the Congregational Health Ministry Team of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2003.