June is Men’s Health Month
The goal of Men’s Health Month is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and to encourage early detection and treatment of illnesses in men and boys.
Currently, men die on average five years younger than women and lead nine of the ten leading causes of death.
The goal of Men’s Health Month is to engage men in healthy habits that include:
Men’s health is a family affair
According to the Good Men Project, “Fathers who maintain healthy lifestyles are role models for their children and have happier, healthier children.
A good father takes care of him too! Here are some fun and healthy activities suitable for families in 2021, with some areas still facing COVID restrictions.
Visit a local park and play!
Freeze dancing – this activity is perfect for brain breaks. It takes a DJ to start and stop the music while everyone else is freezing. Lots of kids love this activity, and it’s a fun way to dance away from stress and relax.
The SHARE Foundation is a Union County non-profit organization with a mission to improve the health and well-being of the community. The Union County Violence Response Plan (VIP) was developed to provide a network of supports, opportunities and activities focused on best practice strategies for a community committed to changing opportunities for people and families in need.
The VIP can be viewed at www.sharefoundation.com. Call Debbie Watts, vice president of community health for the SHARE Foundation, for more information at 870-881-9015.