June is National Men’s Health Month! This month is all about encouraging the men in your life (including you, men out there!) to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease. The official symbol for the month is a blue ribbon and the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases including cancer, heart disease, and depression.

This awareness period was created by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson with support from Men’s Health Network. It was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in 1994 as Men’s Health Week (the week ending on the U.S. Father’s Day). Men’s Health Week was expanded to include the whole month of June in the late 1990s.

Check out these interesting facts about men’s health! Mens Health Facts

For a check list of age-appropriate screenings for men, click here.

Mental health is important for overall health.  Click here for mental health information for guys!