National Men’s Health Week

In addition to today being Father’s Day, it also is the start of National Men’s Health Week. For my female readers, please, keep reading, as I hope that you can encourage the men in your life to make their health a top priority, and some of these tips apply to both men and women. Although only one week has been devoted to men’s health, it is my hope that you will give yourself the gift of good health every single day of the year.

Thanks to dealing with my own health issues, such as ulcerative colitis, cervical cancer, infertility, anxiety, and depression, I have taken a keen interest in making healthy choices that nurture and heal my body and mind. I embrace a holistic approach to the prevention and treatment of physical and mental health issues, and more and more people are recognizing the importance of taking care of themselves. Oscar Insurance is a health insurance company that supports healthy practices, and their Men’s Roadmap to Health provides some practical ways to take care of your own healthcare needs:

If you have not already done so, choose a healthcare provider who is right for you, and together, you can work to make sure that you are experiencing optimal health and that your healthcare needs are being met. Become your own best advocate by being an informed consumer, seeking out a second (or third) opinion when necessary, following your healthcare provider’s recommendations, asking questions, and making healthy choices. It can be intimidating to face a medical or mental health issue, but the fear of the unknown is often worse than the reality of the situation. When it comes to matters of your health and well-being, ignorance and avoidance can become matters of life and death, literally.

To help take the guess work and fear out of your healthcare concerns, Oscar Insurance offers various educational and supportive services for their members. You can access a “Doctor on Call” service within their app, which allows each member to call or text their doctor from their phone. No appointment or office visit is even necessary! If you are in the New York or New Jersey areas, take a look at Oscar Insurance and find out how their health insurance plans can assist you with your healthcare needs.

In honor of National Men’s Health Week, make a commitment to take at least one positive step to put you on the road to good health. Today, make that long overdue appointment with your healthcare provider, workout, meditate, and choose healthy foods and beverages that fuel your body. The time is now, and your life depends on it!

Just one thing each day . . .

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