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June is Men’s Health Month

by SHARE Foundation | June 19, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.
VIP Corner

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

Currently, men are dying an average of five years younger than women and lead nine out of 10 of the top causes of death.

The focus of Men’s Health Month is to get men to adopt healthy habits that include:

  • Being physically active

  • Eating well

  • Not smoking

  • Practicing good safety

  • Getting plenty of sleep

  • Paying attention to signs and symptoms of diseases

Men’s health is a family issue

According to the Good Men Project, “Fathers who maintain a healthy lifestyle are role models for their children and have happier, healthier children.”

A good father takes care of himself, too! Here are some fun and healthy activities suitable for families in 2021 with some areas still dealing with COVID restrictions.

  • Swimming

  • Treasure hunting

  • Cycling

  • Visiting a local park and playing!

  • Freeze dancing – this activity is perfect for brain breaks. It requires a DJ to start and stop the music as everyone freezes. Many kids love this activity, and it is a fun way to dance away the stress and loosen up.

  • Growing food

SHARE Foundation is a nonprofit in Union County whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community. The Union County Violence Intervention Plan (VIP) was developed in order to make available a network of area supports, opportunities and activities focused on best practice strategies for a community committed to changing the odds for individuals and families in need.

The VIP can be viewed at www.sharefoundation.com.­ Call Debbie Watts, SHARE Foundation VP of Community Health, for more information at 870-881-9015.

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