Did you know that men are less likely to seek treatment for health problems than women? Fortunately, there are a few simple steps guys can take to improve their health and longevity. This is the perfect time to set a good example for your loved ones and make your health a priority.
Where can I start?
Leading a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated. Start with one of the following suggestions:
- Visit a doctor. Schedule an on-site biometric screening through BeWellSHBP.com or visit your physician. Talk with a doctor about whether you should start certain cancer screenings.
- Eat right. Heart disease is the number one killer of men but making healthy changes to your diet can reduce your risk. Replace soda or other sugary drinks with water. Swap red meat for lean protein such as chicken, beans or low-mercury seafood. Try a new whole grain. A good place to start is the heart-healthy DASH diet.
- Get moving! Chase your kids, do some yardwork or walk around the neighborhood. Plan some exercise into your vacation by renting bikes or swimming at the beach.
- Take time to de-stress. Practice a hobby you enjoy, get enough sleep, be social or read a book—anything that makes you feel calmer. But know when to ask for help. Men are less likely than women to seek help for depression but just as likely to feel down.
How can BeWell SHBP help?
To begin taking care of your health, visit BeWellSHBP.com and take the RealAge® test, a scientifically-based online assessment that analyzes your health habits and history to determine your body’s real age compared to your calendar age.
Schedule an on-site biometric screening so you can find out your important health numbers, such as cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure.
If you want to live a healthier life but you’re not sure where to start, chat with one of our well-being coaches. They can help you come up with a diet or exercise plan, give you tips to reduce stress and more. The best part is they are available for no additional cost to Be Well SHBP members and their covered spouses.
Plus, by taking the RealAge test, scheduling a biometric screening and talking with a well-being coach, members and their spouses can earn well-being incentive credits that may be used to offset certain medical and pharmacy costs.
Get healthy today
For more suggestions on how to live a healthier life, find a well-being coach who can guide you to healthier habits and to take the RealAge test, visit BeWellSHBP.com or call 888-616-6411.