Men’s Health Month: Time for a Tune-up
Jun. 17, 2016
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: Menâs 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 isnât wrong, add a little less salt to their food at dinner or get out and walk more? Whether itâs brushing off preventative care appointments, failing to adopt heart-healthy lifestyles or disregarding common aliments with treatable symptoms, health care professional and experts agree: Itâs time for a tune-up. Similar to the last five pages or so in a carâs ownerâs manual, the Menâs 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: Do you have a passion for helping people be the best versions of themselves? If youâre 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. Youâll be glad you did!