The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and to encourage men to seek regular medical advice for early detection and treatment of illness.
MEN AT HIGHER RISK
Alarming statistics show that men’s health is at great risk. On average, men die almost 6 years younger than women and suffer higher mortality rates for the leading causes of death. But there’s hope if you do something before it’s too late.
GETTING BACK TO BASICS
Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, they are more likely to smoke and drink, to make unhealthy or risky choices, and to put off regular checkups and medical care. Fortunately, it’s never too late to start taking better care of your health. Make eating healthy and being active a part of your daily routine. Get screening tests on schedule. Look for signs of health problems like diabetes or depression. Drink alcohol only in moderation, and quit smoking. A healthy diet and regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight, which puts less pressure on your joints. Keeping these numbers down can lower your risk of serious health problems like diabetes and heart disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men, and half the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. Take care of your heart by making healthier choices like managing your weight, eating right and exercising. Get annual checkups for cholesterol, blood pressure and triglycerides, and use Melaleuca’s proprietary heart health products including FiberWise®, Phytomega®, and ProvexCV®.*†‡§
More than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life. Half of men from age 50 to 60 will develop enlarged prostates. By age 80, about 90% of men will experience symptoms associated with enlarged prostates. Get your prostate checked yearly after age 40, and use Melaleuca’s ProstAvan®.*
BLOOD SUGAR SUPPORT
One in three men have a condition known as metabolic syndrome—a precursor to diabetes and heart disease. Yet 90% don’t know they have it. A carb-light diet, regular exercise, and supplementing with GC Control can help optimize blood sugar metabolism.*
To complement a healthy diet and regular exercise, Melaleuca offers great weight loss products. The patented Access® formula, for instance, has been proven to naturally change the way your body burns fat and helps keep it off.
Melaleuca’s Vitality Multivitamin & Mineral™ contains 22 essential vitamins and minerals, powered by patent-pending Oligo® for maximum mineral absorption and antioxidant protection. The specialized men’s formula contains extra levels of manganese and is iron-free.
Joint discomfort afflicts millions of Americans. Time and age can wear down the cartilage that cushions your joints. Replenex® and Replenex® Extra Strength help rejuvenate and replenish your joints to help you keep working and playing on your terms.*
(This article is from Leadership In Action magazine, June 2012)
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ? Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of FiberWise Drink provides 3.4 grams of this soluble fiber. ‡ Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. A daily dose of Phytomega (4 softgels) supplies 550 mg of EPA and DHA. § Foods and supplements containing at least 400 mg per serving of plant sterol esters, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 800 mg, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A daily dose of Phytomega (4 softgels) supplies at least 2,000 mg of plant sterol esters.