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Mens Health Week in Atlanta
Celebrate National Men’s Health Week, June 9-15, 2014.
- Take a bike ride.
- Toss a ball.
- Eat less salt.
- Try more veggies.
There are many easy things you can do every day to improve your health and stay healthy.
Adults need at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (such as brisk walking) every week, and muscle strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms) on two or more days a week. You don’t have to do it all at once. Spread your activity out during the week, and break it into smaller chunks of time during the day.
Get Good Sleep
Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. Also, insufficient sleep is responsible for motor vehicle and machinery-related accidents, causing substantial injury and disability each year. Sleep guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation have noted that sleep needs change as we age. In general, adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep.
Stay on Top of Your Game
See your doctor or nurse for regular checkups. Certain diseases and conditions may not have symptoms, so checkups help diagnose issues early or before they can become a problem.
Content provided courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.