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Carolyn Phillips Talks Men’s Health Month

Fit-inista Carolyn Phillips– our on air personal trainer– is back with more tips to get you in shape and what you need to do to stay that way!

It’s Men’s Health Month, and Carolyn Phillips is here to explain what this means and how it can help the men in your life.

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness and prevention of health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases for men and boys.  Often times, guys don’t talk about health issues, and that’s what this month is trying to change, so Carolyn has a list of the biggest health concerns men should focus on.

1.  Cardiovascular Health

You always hear about this being the number one killer of women, but it’s up there for men, too.  One in three men will suffer from certain types of coronary heart disease.  Healthy lifestyle and diet have the biggest impact on cardiovascular health.

2.  Cancer

One out of two men get cancer.  There’s certain determining factors– being 55 and over, smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise are all common culprits.  But the keys to beating cancer are simple– early detection and reducing your risks.  Statistics show that women tend to talk about their health and are more willing to go to the doctor, but men should go and not ignore those risk signs.  If you feel your body is not working correctly, it may be your body trying to warn you about a disease.

3.  Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual desires and activities are not static, and there are many factors which affect them.  men tend to not discuss their sexual health– at least not in a serious way– so they may ignore early warning signs of a problem.  Depression, divorce, relationships and stress can all impact sexual health, and it’s a big factor to overall health.  Take a look at ways to balance your life in a healthy way to avoid these issues.

4.  Emotional Health & Well Being for Men

Depression is often undiagnosed in men and guys are four times more likely than women to commit suicide.  Learn to be open about your feelings, and don’t be afraid to talk about problems you’re facing.  If you can reduce stress, you’ll live longer and better.

For more from Carolyn Phillips, check out FitBehavior.com, or for all things stretching, life, love and happiness, go to Carolyn’s blog at CarolynsMenuofLife.com

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