Men's Health: Keys to a Healthy Life

Eat Healthy

  • Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day.

  • Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol.

  • Eat a balanced diet to help keep a healthy weight.

Be active

  • Be active for at least 2½ hours a week. Include activities that raise your breathing and heart rates and that strengthen your muscles.

  • Help kids and teens be active for at least 1 hour a day. Include activities that raise their breathing and heart rates and that strengthen their muscles and bones.

Protect yourself

Manage stress

  • Balance work, home, and play.

  • Get support from family and friends.

  • Stay positive.

  • Take time to relax.

  • Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Make sure kids get more, based on their age.

  • Get help or counseling if needed.

Get Routine Exams and Screenings

  • Ask your doctor or nurse how you can lower your chances for health problems based on your lifestyle and personal and family health histories.

  • Find out what exams, tests, and shots you need and when to get them.

  • See your doctor or nurse as often as he or she says to do so. See him or her sooner if you feel sick, have pain, notice changes, or have problems with medicine.

Leading Causes of Death in Males
Unites States, 2006

All Males, All Ages Percent*
1) Heart disease 26.3
2) Cancer 24.1
3) Unintentional injuries 6.6
4) Stroke 4.9
5) Chronic lower respiratory diseases 4.5
6) Diabetes 3.0
7) Influenza and pneumonia 2.1
8) Suicide 2.2
9) Kidney disease 1.8
10) Alzheimer's disease 1.8


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Leading Causes of Death in Males United States, 2006

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tips for a Safe and Healthy Life.