With June 1 marking the start of Men’s Health Month, our AFC Urgent Care TN team wants the men in our community to start taking time to care for their health. Start here:
How Can Men Stay Healthy?
It’s not just a rumor that men don’t go to the doctor as much as women. In fact, more than 60% of men will not go to the doctor, as they feel it is not needed and health issues they are experiencing can work themselves out.
In many cases, they’ll use every excuse in the book to stay away!
Excuses Men Use to Not Go to the Doctor
- I don’t have time.
- I don’t have a doctor.
- I don’t want to spend the money.
- I don’t have insurance.
- I can tough it out.
Why Do I Need to Go to the Doctor?
Regular checkups are important. After all, you take your car to the mechanic for regular maintenance checks, so why shouldn’t you take care of your body the same way?
A visit with your doctor allows him or her to review any symptoms you’re experiencing, discuss your lifestyle habits, and recommend any age-appropriate screenings or vaccinations.
Ways Men Can Take Care of Themselves
- Get plenty of quality sleep.
- Receive regular checkups and screenings.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Limit alcohol consumption.
- Don’t smoke.
- Exercise regularly.
When was the last time you had a wellness checkup? Visit one of our AFC Urgent Care TN centers today—no appointment is required.