Do you get a physical every year? According to this study, 45% of men do not make that annual trek. And what about mental health? Nearly 1 in 10 men experience depression or anxiety, but less than half will receive treatment. Both those stats, among a few others, are why June is Men’s Health Awareness Month.
Men’s Health Awareness Month is all about empowering yourself (and other men in your life!) to take care of your body and mind, eat right, exercise, and work to prevent disease while also understanding the barriers that stop you from getting the care you need.
A+ Personal Care
When you look better, you feel better. Building a personal hygiene routine that nourishes and protects your skin can boost your mental and physical wellness in one shower (maybe 2 since it’s June). Fill your bathroom cabinet with products that provide gentle, healthy, sulfate-free cleansing that balances out your skin’s moisture levels. We’ve designed all our products to do just that. From our Aluminum Free Deodorant to our SPF 30 Face Moisturizer, we’ve crafted our products with premium ingredients to keep you at your cleanest with unbeatable scents that last all day. Feeling better already.
It Starts in the Kitchen
First things first, eating right, right? Meal planning can be tedious, and even though you may be tempted to order pizza for the 3rd night in a row, it will probably be faster to make some of these easy dinner ideas. Men’s Journal put together a list of 10 recipes, all with only 5 ingredients each. If you prefer to wing it, just remember that a good olive oil, kosher salt, and a squeeze of lime or lemon can take a dish from “meh” to “yeah, I’d make that again.”
If there’s room in your fridge after all those leftovers (great job!), throw your Eye Stick 2.0 in there, keeping it cool makes it all the more refreshing when you swipe it on.
And if all else fails, just get an air fryer. You can make anything in there…anything.
I Work Out
We don’t have Ryan Reynolds’ workout regimen, but we do know that 30 mins of exercise 5 times a week dramatically reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease. Whether that’s a brisk walk with your dog or The Best Workout Routine Ever, According to Science, any type of movement will release those endorphins and make you feel all that much better.
Maybe a gym isn’t your thing, but you’re looking for some extra light strength training? Our 32 Oz. Jumbo bottles make great dumbbell stand-ins. Or, you know, are good for a post-workout shower.
What’s up, doc?
So why don’t men see the doctor? It’s pretty common for men to not talk about what’s going on inside, either because they don’t want to or they’ve been socialized to keep it to themselves. It’s important to remember that Men’s Health Month is right after Mental Health Awareness Month. You can’t have one without the other. For great physical health, you need great mental health.
There is a bright side: over half of the respondents of that recent study - 55% - did visit a family doctor. Increasingly, men are seeking help. We need to keep focusing on destigmatizing going to any type of doctor, medical or mental health. You can show your support for Men’s Health Month by wearing blue. We think having blue in your shower counts too.
Maybe instead of “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” we start saying “an apple a day will be great to tell your doctor about at your next checkup.”