9 Resources to Get You Started on Your Journey to Health & Wellness during Men’s Health Month
Men make 1/2 as many physician visits for prevents as women. Learn how to jumpstart your health.
by Joyce Warner
Men’s Health Month takes place each June, serving as a reminder to check in with your primary care physician if you haven’t had a physical and your regular screenings in the last year.
Many health care providers continue to offer telemedicine visits, if you want to talk with them virtually instead of going in person.
Did you know your health insurance provider may have financial incentives available for losing weight or managing your asthma? Find out below in our 9 resources to support you during Men’s Health Month:
- Take advantage of health insurance member benefits, like Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Online Health Coach and GEHA’s Rally. Many of these programs are free and include financial incentives for reaching health and wellness goals.
- The CDC has a tool to help you create a family medical history opens a new window. Try to collect as much of the information you can before meeting with your health provider so you can discuss it with them.
- Consumer Reports has a great Men’s Health Checklist for Every Age opens a new window you can use as a discussion guide with your doctor.
- The National Institutes of Health Medline Plus site has a variety of resources for Men’s health opens a new window. There you can find resource pages by health topic or concern and also access to a variety of research.
- Harvard Medical School has pulled together a handy list of screening tests for men opens a new window to help uncover potential health problems early.
- The National Institute of Mental Health has a Men and Mental Health resource page opens a new window with warning signs, suggestions on where to go for help, and videos.
- Mental Health America has a 5 minute guide to Men’s Mental Health
- How’s your vision? If you haven’t had it checked in a while, check out this resource from the CDC opens a new window on things to be on the lookout for.
- And let’s not forget oral health! Delta Dental has background on risk factors specific to men opens a new window and their oral health.
Now is a great time to make your appointments and be sure you’re taking care of your health!