Published: June 13, 2019
Updated: September 2, 2021
June 13, 2019
It is essential to put your wellbeing first. Chances are, many men avoid prioritizing their health because they think that taking control of their health is stressful or takes up too much of their time. However, self-care is one of the most important, and unfortunately one of the most overlooked components of overall wellness.
10–16th June 2021 marks the week of International Men’s Health. Men's Health Week is celebrated annually just before Father's Day to honor the importance of men's health and wellbeing. It was chosen for this specific time of year to make use of the extra attention paid to male family members.
Men's Health Week was created by Congress in 1994, to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. The focus for 2019 is men's health by numbers. The Men’s Health Forum explains this year’s focus in a series of statistics:
Key numbers for men:
Key numbers for policy-makers and service providers:
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