Note to Women: What Can Men Do to Have Better Health?

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:

  1. Find a physician for ongoing health risk assessments and checkups.
  2. Work on improving daily habits and lifestyle. This is an important investment in long-term health, so they can enjoy a “good health retirement.”
  3. Find some physical activity that they enjoy and do it on a regular basis.
  4. Eat moderate amounts of a variety of foods.
  5. Choose a diet low in fats and cholesterol.
  6. Keep weight under control.
  7. Decrease (or eliminate) extra salt in their diets.
  8. Drink alcohol in moderation (alcohol is full of “empty calories”).
  9. Quit smoking.
  10. 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.

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