June 9, 2014 • read

Week Leading up to Fathers’ Day Declared Canadian Men’s Health Week

Week leading up to Father’s Day to highlight men’s health issues

First Canadian Men’s Health Week declared: June 9 to June 15. Week leading up to Father’s Day to highlight men’s health issues.

CMHF is proud to partner with the Dietitians of Canada, the Canadian Medical Association, and the Canadian Mental Health Association declaring June 9 to June 15 Canadian Men’s Health Week.

The partners will focus attention on men’s health issues and some simple steps men can take to feel better and live healthier.

“Canada and its families would be a better place if more men lived more active and healthier lives,” says Dr. Larry Goldenberg, CMHF Founder and Chairman of the Board. “In time, men’s attention to health will become second nature, like seatbelts or helmets.”

CMHF is working to create a new social movement that will serve to motivate men with health information and lifestyle programs in a way they can truly hear, absorb and act on.

Dietitians of Canada has claimed Monday, June 9th as “Healthy Eating Day”

“Men often know what to do, but knowledge does not always translate to action,” says Kate Comeau, Registered Dietitian and Spokesperson for Dietitians of Canada. “We’re offering 5 tips to help them reduce their risk of high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes.”

Canadian Mental Health Association has claimed Tuesday June 10th as Mental Health Awareness Day

“Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It’s a state of overall mental and physical health and well-being,” says Peter Coleridge, National CEO, CMHA. “It’s important that we work together to not only draw attention to men’s health issues but also to provide tools to help men maintain and improve their mental health and overall well-being.”

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has claimed Wednesday, June 11th as “Stay Healthy Day”

“There are some simple steps men can take to ensure they stay healthy as they get older, and to help prevent chronic disease,” says Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, President of the CMA.

“For example, checking your blood pressure regularly, or doing testicular self-examinations can mean the difference between living a healthy life or potentially suffering from a serious health condition.”

Stay tuned all week for tons of new advice, tips and recipes!

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