The purpose of Men's Health Month is to bring awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. Regular checkups and age-appropriate screenings can improve your health and reduce premature disability and death.
On average, men are half as likely to see a doctor for a check up as women are. There are over 7 million American men who have not seen a doctor in over 10 years. More than half of premature deaths in men are preventable.
There are several important steps you can take to improve the length and quality of your life. Some steps are listed below:
- Eat a varied diet
- Moderate exercise
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Limit alcohol
- Know your family history and discuss it with your doctor
- Get help if you need it
Starting and maintaining a long-lasting relationship with a good doctor is crucial for your health. Beginning a relationship with a new doctor can be stressful. Below are some tips to help you have a good experience.
- Write down all of your questions and concerns
- Write down or know your family's medical history
- Bring in all medications you are taking or make a list of them
- Be honest about smoking, drinking, diet and exercise
The Healthy Benefits program for National Rural Water members utilizes two national networks, First Health and PHCS. We can help you find network physicians and specialists that you can begin a long-lasting relationship with.
Mike Keith Insurance has partnered with the NRWA and Lifestyle Health plans to bring you and your members an affordable solution to the ever rising cost of health care. Our team of health insurance experts has over 30 years of benefits experience and we are looking forward to being your healthcare advocates.
For additional information please visit http://healthybenefitsnrwa.com/ or give us a call at 800.530.5229. We look forward to our partnership together.