10 Health Tips for the Men in Your Life

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We all know that it's common for men to skip the doctor until they become sick, injure themselves or are faced with a serious health problem. And a majority of men will postpone seeking care for a few days to see whether they feel any better. It's the whole "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" line of thinking.

But there are steps the men in your life can take today to improve their vitality and help prevent health problems down the road. Of course, there are some things that can't be changed, such as family history and age, but every day choices can have a big impact on their current and future health.

Offer the men in your life the following tips for staying health (click here for a printable version):

Health Tips for Men:

Get routine health checkups, screenings and (don't forget) dental exams. Just because you're healthy doesn't mean you're off the hook. Going to your health care provider for regular checkups could just save your life. By keeping up with these appointments, your health care provider can make sure you stay up-to-date with immunizations (Yes, they're for adults, too!) and important preventive health screenings. It also gives you a chance to talk about any health concerns or changes you've noticed. Make sure to talk with your health care provider about your family medical history and ask which screenings you might need. For example: