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Let's Hear it for the Boys

Father’s Day falls on June 16, but did you know the week leading up to it also is all about the man of the house? June 10-16 is National Men’s Health Week. We’ve curated seven tips and ideas—one for each day of the week—to promote everyday wellness and awareness for preventable health problems found in men.

Father's Day week

  • June 10: Did you have a long day at work? Take a break and meditate. A 2011 study by Harvard Medical School found a link between meditation and higher fertility, increased immunity, lower blood pressure and other benefits.  
  • June 11: Blue is the official color of Men’s Health Week. Rock your favorite azure tie or navy pants and bring attention to men’s health.
  • June 12: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Get your blood pressure and cholesterol levels tested and complete a diabetes screening. You’ll be glad you did.
  • June 13: According to the American Cancer Society, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Schedule a prostate cancer screening today.
  • June 14: Now that the uncomfortable tasks are behind you, pamper yourself with a day at the spa. The Lane Spa in Palm Beach Gardens offers a men’s treatment package that consists of a deep tissue massage, men’s facial and men’s spa pedicure. (561-691-0104)
  • June 15: It’s Saturday night, so you might enjoy a drink or two. Ask the bartender for an antioxidant-rich libation like red wine or even a whiskey and green tea cocktail.
  • June 16: For all the dads, have your kids bring you a heart-healthy breakfast in bed like a whole-wheat wrap filled with avocado, scrambled eggs and salsa.
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