Guys Night Out Health Fair
Men’s Health Awareness Month
June is Men’s Health Month, which means it’s time to stress the importance of positive male health habits and the preventive health practices that can save lives. Take advantage of the following tips and start making a difference in your life today:
Get Good Sleep:The National Sleep Foundation has noted that sleep needs change as we age. Most adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions and can be responsible for motor vehicle and machinery-related accidents.
Toss out the Tobacco:
Quitting tobacco has immediate and long-term benefits. It improves your health and lowers your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and other related illnesses.
Adults need at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (such as brisk walking) every week, and muscle strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms) on two or more days a week.
Need some group motivation? Join us for the monthly Cyclin’ with the Mayor ride series.
Make half of your plate fruits and veggies, eat whole grains, avoid trans-fats and skip the processed food. In general, limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol. You can find fresh food options at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market Saturday’s from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Severe stress that makes you feel overwhelmed and out of control can be harmful. If you are stressed, find support, connect socially, stay active and add stress-reducing activities like meditation and yoga to your routine. Join the Grand Prairie Main Library for a free yoga session on June 12.
Stay on Top of Your Game:See your doctor for regular checkups. Checkups help diagnose issues before they become serious. Also, pay attention to signs like chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive thirst, and problems with urination. If you have these symptoms, don’t hesitate to see your doctor right away.