Men's Health

Choose Preventative Health Care During National Men’s Health Week

Don’t let your health stress you out. National Men’s Health Week is the perfect time to schedule your annual check-up and make sure that the men in your life are staying on top of their health.

Use this week to kick-start your health routine, if you haven’t already. We have a few suggestions to help you get started: 

Call your doctor: 

Annual check-ups are not only recommended, but highly encouraged. Preventative care and regular appointments will help you and your doctor stay on top of your health. With heart disease being one of the leading causes of death among men in the United States, it is even more important to have your blood pressure checked regularly.

At your annual appointment, you may also need to have blood work and other routine tests performed. These tests will allow you and your doctor to determine your health goals for the summer.

Practice healthy habits: 

You are never too young or too old to develop healthy habits. Whether it’s an evening walk or picking up a bowl of fruit instead of a bag of potato chips, good exercise routines and clean eating will help lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and be an overall benefit to your health.

Exercise and healthy foods not only affect your physical health, but your mental health as well.

Don’t neglect mental health: 

Don’t let mental health be forgotten when it comes to taking care of your body. Of course everyone wants to have healthy numbers leaving the doctor, but your mental health should also be at the forefront of your mind. Use this week as motivation to start a conversation about mental health with your physician.

If you are looking for a primary care physician in the Tulsa area, visit our clinics page to find OSU Medicine doctors near you.