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Summer time is a great time to be active

Jun 15, 2024 | Uncategorized

[HOWARD, SD] — The sun is out, the golf course is calling, and those fish aren’t going to catch themselves.

June is mens’ health month – a great time to get out of the house and be active. Increasing the amount you move every day has a number of health benefits from increasing muscle mass to reducing blood pressure.

Men face a variety of threats to their health – the top two being cancer and heart disease. Others include injury, diabetes, lung disease and stroke. Making healthy life choices can reduce the risk of some of these ailments.

A balanced diet is always a good idea with five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Staying hydrated is important overall and even more so when you’re spending time in the hot sun. Work toward the daily 10,000 steps goal. It builds muscle and gets the blood moving through your heart muscle. Exercise is good for your mental as well as physical health.

Here are some other tips to keep your health on track so you can enjoy all the games, getaways and adventures summer has to offer.

  • Use a safety ladder when reaching high places and safety goggles when working with power tools
  • Practice safe sex
  • Get the health screenings and vaccinations for your age
  • Manage your weight and cholesterol – men can gain weight as they age. This could cause a larger health problem if the weight is mostly in the belly.
  • Reach out if you are feeling depressed or have increased anxiety. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.

Contact your Horizon Health primary care provider to help you manage a chronic condition. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen your provider, schedule an appointment today for a wellness check.

Men play an important role in our lives. It’s important that they care for their health so they can continue to care for those they love.




About Horizon Health Care, Inc.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and behavioral healthcare through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental healthcare needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 31 community health centers. For more information, please visit


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