Free checklist aims to help men stay up to date on important tests and screens
Vancouver, BC, Nov 9, 2022 – The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) has launched the latest edition of the Men’s Health Checklist–a free, medically-reviewed list designed to help men and their families stay up to date on early detection tests and screens.
The interactive digital checklist covers 21 important health tests, exams, screens and vaccines in one trackable list, with recommendations on how often, and at what age to get them. A mental health self-assessment checklist focused on chronic stress and anxiety is among the latest new features of the resource.
Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death in Canadian men, with type 2 diabetes also landing in the top 10. In 2022 alone, it was estimated that 121,100 Canadian men would be diagnosed with cancer and 45,100 men would die from cancer.
“Whether it’s related to work, family or other responsibilities, men often look the other way when it comes to their mental and physical health,” says TC Carling, CMHF President & CEO. “At CMHF we are focused on creating simple, medically-backed tools and resources, like the Men’s Health Checklist, that make it easier for men to prioritize their health.”
In the lead up to International Men’s Day on November 19, former NHL defenceman and Hockey Night in Canada Broadcaster Kevin Bieksa joined CMHF in their newest Don’t Change Much podcast episode to discuss the importance of men staying on top of their health.
“Taking care of yourself physically helps make taking care of yourself mentally a little bit easier,” said Bieksa. “If you’re going to prolong your life and be healthy, you’re going to need help. Being proactive and getting ahead of everything is a great place to start.”
The Men’s Health Checklist is available for download now at menshealthfoundation.ca.
About Canadian Men’s Health Foundation:
The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) is a national, not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire men and their families to live healthier lives. The statistics around men’s health in Canada are alarming; 70% of men’s health problems can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyles. Learn more at menshealthfoundation.ca and dontchangemuch.ca.
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