- Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day.
- Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and
- Eat a balanced diet to help keep a healthy weight.
- 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.
- Wear helmets, seat belts,
sunscreen, and insect repellent.
- Wash hands to stop the spread of germs.
- Avoid smoking and breathing other people's smoke.
- Build safe and healthy relationships with family and friends.
- Be ready for emergencies. Make a supply kit. Make a plan. Be informed.
- 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
- Get help or counseling if needed.
Quick GuideScreening Tests Every Man Should Have
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|
|3) Unintentional injuries||6.6|
|5) Chronic lower respiratory diseases||4.5|
|7) Influenza and pneumonia||2.1|
|9) Kidney disease||1.8|
|10) Alzheimer's disease||1.8|
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.
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