It’s widely known that men’s life expectancies are shorter than women’s, but why? Eating healthy and exercising are important factors but not likely to be the biggest differentiators when it comes to men’s and women’s life expectancies. So why do women live to see a larger portion of their twilight years? Do women have some secret to living longer?
The answer is simple: Get checked!
It’s no secret at all… More like a tendency that women are 100% more likely than men to visit the doctor for annual exams and preventive services (menshealthmonth.org).
Simply going to a doctor regularly makes a huge difference in managing your health and preventing health concerns into life-threatening illnesses.
Some men may be of the mindset that ignorance is bliss and going to the doctor may uncover health problems they’d rather not know about. That’s just not the case. Despite less frequent doctor’s visits, more men are diagnosed with cancer than women (half of all men vs. a third of all women) (menshealthmonth.org).
This is all the more reason to start getting check-ups as soon and as regularly as you can. Especially when many forms of cancer and other serious health conditions can be prevented or detected early with regular checkups from your health care provider.
Men’s health visits and screenings guidelines by age
Throughout our lives, our health changes and evolves. Select your age range below to see a breakdown of doctor’s visits, checkups and screenings you should be booking for a long and healthy life.
Remember: Journi is here to help users schedule preventive exams, improve their diet and exercise routine and find the best medication options.