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Some health concerns affect men differently than women. When men are aware of gender-specific health concerns important to them, they can take better care of themselves. As an example, men are more likely to gain weight around their midsection due to higher testosterone levels than women.[1] Fat around the waist increases the risk for heart disease and diabetes.[1] Men who are aware of this understand the importance of taking measures to maintain a healthy weight. Male Sailors, Marines, and DoD civilians should take charge of their health and adopt healthy living habits that include eating healthy, being active, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, staying injury free, practicing safe sex, drinking in moderation, and being tobacco free.

The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) is here to help. The Men’s Health Month Health Promotion Toolbox provides male Sailors, Marines, beneficiaries, and DoD civilians with the resources to learn how to make healthier choices across the spectrum of men’s health topics.

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[1] Healthy Eating for Men. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Reviewed June 2014. Accessed April 2016.

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