Men’s Health Month: Time for a Tune-up

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As a future health care professional, you may be exposed to topics that make you think about the ones that you love the most.

This Month, one of those topics hits home for many of us here at Concorde Career College: Men’s Health Month.

Did you know that men live, on average, six years less than similarly-aged women?

Just like a car, men have a maintenance schedule that they often ignore.

How many of the men in your life do you know that grumble and drag their feet when you encourage them to visit their doctor even if something isn’t wrong, add a little less salt to their food at dinner or get out and walk more?

Whether it’s brushing off preventative care appointments, failing to adopt heart-healthy lifestyles or disregarding common aliments with treatable symptoms, health care professional and experts agree: It’s time for a tune-up.

Similar to the last five pages or so in a car’s owner’s manual, the Men’s Health Network designed this chart to help men of all ages know what they should focus on and areas that, if addressed, could add years to their lives back!

Take a look:

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Do you have a passion for helping people be the best versions of themselves?

If you’re able to express empathy, have frank conversations with grace and understand how health matriculates into other areas of life, you should consider a career as a health care professional. You’ll be glad you did!

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