Are you in a committed relationship? Then you have a responsibility you might not have thought about: health maintenance for your man. Just as you have other responsibilities like providing moral or financial support or pursuing happiness, you need to be involved in your man’s health. Think about it… it will pay off in the future.
Remember that, traditionally, women are the caregivers in the family. Women are more knowledgeable and experienced with the health care system through years of pelvic examinations and visiting the pediatrician. They take care of their parents and set up physician appointments for them, their own children and their spouses.
In this day and age, when preventative strategies are available and are affordable, your partner can no longer hide in a cave and say, “I did not know about it!” The caveman days are over! How many times do we hear on the TV about heart disease, prostate cancer or other male issues? Lots!
1. Understand male health problems
2. Find out when men need to have a check-up
3. Go along with him to the doctor
4. Compile his family health history
5. Help him talk about his concerns/symptoms/fears
6. Motivate him to follow a healthy diet and exercise
In addition, heart disease is the number one threat to men’s health according to the