Men, your health matters to you and to your family. The steps to lifelong good health are simple, starting with choosing a doctor for regular checkups.
Men visit a doctor half as often as women do.
Those regular checkups are important. They let you understand your current health, stay on track for feeling your best, and detect problems early — when they can be corrected more quickly and easily.
Men live five years less on average than women.
It's simple: taking care of yourself means living longer, more years with your family, and more years of feeling your best.
The basic steps of healthy living are simple.
- Quit smoking and limit alcohol: Smoking puts you on a course for early death from heart disease, and alcohol promotes some of the top cancers that affect men. Get free Help quitting smoking
- Eat sensibly: Go beyond fast food. Eat a wide range of vegetables and other foods in moderate portions. How to start smart eating
- Be active every day: Half an hour of brisk exercise a day, even in 10-minute stretches, makes a difference in wellness, disease risk and weight control. Walking is a great way to start, but many other activities have benefits. More about getting active
The Deadliest 5: Top causes of death in men
All of these conditions are preventable when you take the right steps for your health.
Free Health Resources for Men
MSDH programs with free health resources
- Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetes Self-Management Program
- Family Planning
- Quit Smoking Today
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