Movember - Team Mofia Rumbai

posted Nov 16, 2013, 6:57 PM by Barry Johnson ISR   [ updated Nov 16, 2013, 6:57 PM ]

TEAM RUMBAI MOFIA

Changing the Face of Men’s Health
For the next three weeks we will post 12 health tips for men.

KNOW YOUR FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY

Family history is one of the most powerful tools to understanding your health. Family history affects your level of risk for some cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, among other illnesses. It all starts with a conversation; talk to your family and take note of illnesses that a direct relative has experienced. Be sure to learn about relatives that are deceased as well.

MOVE
If you are not already doing some form of exercise, start small and work up to 20 - 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week. If you are overweight or want to lose weight then 60 minutes of moderate physical activity is recommended. Stay on the move throughout the day. Every little bit counts – take the stairs instead of the elevator, take a walk during your lunch break, stand instead of sit.

DON’T SMOKE!
If you do smoke, try to stop! Compared to non-smokers, men who smoke are 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer. About 90% of lung cancer deaths in men in the US are due to smoking. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the US.

TAKE ACTION EARLY
If you experience a health issue, take action early. Find a doctor and make an appointment. Speak to your doctor about preventative health checks. Knowing your health numbers is one important action you can take to stay healthy. Ask your doctor about health risks based on your family history. 



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