June is Men's Health Month, and Men’s Health Week ends on Father's Day. (No, it’s not a coincidence.) So why is it necessary to have such an awareness month? Because seemingly healthy people are sometimes the worst at making sure they stay healthy.
Why not do something for your father's health this Father’s Day? Sure, you can still run out and buy something, even something that's not too expensive (e.g., pedometer, weights, gym bag, water bottle), but here's a better idea: plan an activity that's good for his health. Give him a coupon for a hike, or ask him to go for a walk. How about a round of golf or a game of tennis? How about a bike ride. If your father isn't active or has a medical issue, why not give him an IOU to take him to his next doctor's appointment? Men's health is important. Spending time with your father, if you're lucky enough to still have him in your life, is just as important.
To quote Congressman (and former governor of New Mexico) Bill Richardson from 1994 when Men's Health Month was proclaimed: "Recognizing and preventing men's health problems is not just a man's issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men's health is truly a family issue."
Good point. We all need to look out for each other.
If you do have a medical condition (and even if you don't), consider wearing (or even just having) a comprehensive medical alert ID bracelet or medical alert dog tag - that links right to whatever medical information you want to store. Check out our Squid Squares or Squid Tags so you have all of your crucial medical information with you at all times.