This year’s national Men’s Health Week is recognized June 13-19, with the goal of raising awareness about preventable diseases and the importance of early detection and treatment for the male population. As reported by Men’s Health Month:
On average, men live around five years less than their female counterparts.
Men have a higher death rate for most of the leading causes of death, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Men make half as many doctor visits for prevention as women do.
Staying healthy is crucial for being able to operate a motor vehicle safely and efficiently. And, it’s crucial to our drivers’ longevity and quality of life. Therefore, Ruan's Benefits plans offer free preventive exams for employees and their dependents.
Unfortunately, 92 percent of male truck drivers are inactive and do not exercise regularly—increasing their risk of developing health issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that adults need at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity each week, and muscle-strengthening exercises at least two days a week. Aerobic exercise can be broken up into as small as 10 minute increments at a time. Remember that 32 laps around your truck is equal to one mile. Also, you can keep a set of dumbbells in your truck and complete these simple exercises during your free time.
Take charge of your health today and get active!