June is observed as International Men's Health Month! Starting from today i.e. June 10 Monday to June 16 Sunday International Men's Health week is celebrated that includes activities related to the health of the males and their well-being. When we talk about men's health, it refers to the complete physical, mental, and social well-being, experienced by men. It has got nothing to do with any particular disease or men being free of illnesses. However, conditions caused by hormones specific to, or most notable in, males are given more importance. Men’s Health Week is celebrated worldwide, however, in the US, it is celebrated during the week ending on Father’s Day. International Men’s Health Week 2019: From Impotence to Pot Belly, 8 Symptoms Men Should NEVER Ignore.

International Men's Health Week 2019 Theme

Each year, International Men's Health Week focuses on a theme and this year, 2019 the theme for is 'Men's Health Matters' and the call to action is: 'Make the Time. Take the Time'. As the theme reads, it is all about taking action now and making time for the pressing issues that matter. Usually, the attention given to men's health issues isn't enough and therefore this day aims at making time for it.

Significance of International Men's Health Week

International Men's Health Week significance has always been about the increased awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages and supporting the male gender into engaging in a healthier lifestyle. Another primary focus of this day is to encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males, especially the ones specific to the male gender. MHW gives everyone an opportunity to encourage men and boys to take better care of their health and to seek help or treatment at an early stage so that early diagnosis can make the treatment of the health issues easier.

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The day honours the importance of the health and wellness of boys and men and therefore Father’s Day was chosen as the main event to make use of the extra attention paid to male family members near that holiday.

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