ST. LOUIS, MO, June 04, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- According to the CDC, 12 percent of men aged 18 years and older are in fair or poor health. June 9 through 15 is National Men's Health Week, and NurseWise, a national nurse triage and health education provider, is helping to bring awareness to the week by sharing few ways for men to improve their health.
"The five leading causes of death for men in the United States are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory illnesses and stroke," said Kim Tuck, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer at NurseWise. "The good news is the power to achieve and maintain optimal health is in your hands. By taking steps to improve your overall health, you can dramatically lower your risks of facing an untimely, serious medical issue."
As providers of care for more than five million lives each year - many of them men - the Registered Nurses at NurseWise have put together a short but powerful list of tips to help jump start or boost your journey toward prime health.
1. Veg Out - Increased intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and decreased consumption of meat products is good way to diminish your waistline while boosting your overall health and immune system. Enhancing your nutritional intake can dramatically decrease your risk for heart disease, cancer and stroke.
2. Get Moving - If you enjoyed a sport as an athlete in the past or simply partook in a pastime activity like walking, golfing or tennis, now is the time to renew that interest. Incorporating just 30 minutes of physical activity two to three times weekly, can help improve your health. Getting fit is shown to decrease your risk of heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory illnesses and stroke.
3. Snuff the Puff - Quitting smoking can decrease your risk of heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory illnesses and stroke. Ask your Primary Care Provider (PCP), place of business or health insurance plan for help finding local smoking cessation programs and support groups.
4. Relax and Restore - Incorporate a healthy stress management routine to decrease stress, restore your well-being and boost your immune system. Accidents are often caused by people not thinking clearly due to fatigue. Adopting a stress management program can improve your quantity and quality of sleep, thereby reducing your risk of falling asleep at the wheel and other accidental injuries. Effectively managing stress also decreases your risk of heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory illnesses and stroke.
For more information about men's health, visit http://www.cdc.gov/men/index.htm.
NurseWise is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation that is in the business of providing multilingual telehealth (nurse triage and health education) services. We partner with health plans, hospitals, providers, colleges and universities, and other specialty organizations to ensure all callers have access to high quality, appropriate care. Our services are designed to encourage callers to become active participants in their health care, engaging in activities that promote appropriate utilization of care resources as well as better health outcomes for individuals and their families. We have provided uninterrupted service every day since 1995. NurseWise experienced Customer Care Professionals and Registered Nurses at our Clinical Care CentersTM across the country provide Care.Right.Now. through delivery of health information, education, and advice in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner. NurseWise has locations in Tempe, Ariz.; El Paso, Texas; Tyler, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; and St. Louis, Mo. For more information, please visit our website http://www.nursewise.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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