Happy Father’s Day from the Health and Food Forum’s Blog. Today on Simply Sunday the focus is men’s health. Below are some interesting statistics released this month in the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) publcation, U.S. Men Report: Changes in Self-Reported Health Behaviors and Chronic Conditions from 1999 to 2009.
- Men account for 49.3% of the U.S. population.
- Binge drinking and tobacco use has declined while the presence of diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and hypertension have increased among U.S. men.
- The number of men engaging in regular moderate-intensity exercise has increased.
- The number of men who eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day has slightly decreased.
The U.S. Department Of Health and Human Services recommend the following to men to promote their health:
- Avoid tobacco products
- Get physically active
- Follow a healthy diet
- Maintain an appropriate body weight
- Get proper health screenings
- Take preventative medicines as recommended/prescribed by your health care practitioner
What are you doing to stay healthy? Share with use, we want to know!