June is Canadian Men's Health Month
By Eqra Jan, and Michaela Karam (Get Well Clinic)
Although men’s health is important all year round, Canadian Men's Health Month is a time to remind the men in our lives to build healthy habits that support physical and mental health.
Men tend to not prioritize their health as much as women do, who are more frequent users of primary healthcare services (Kazanjian, Morettin, & Cho, 2004). Although many men do not see the use of regular check-ups, annual screenings and tests are some of the most beneficial steps a man can take to support his overall health. These help to find problems and diseases early on, which can give you an edge by addressing them before they worsen. (Integris Staff, 2019).