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‘Men’s Health Month’ is a family affair

by Wellness Champions, Concordia Plans
Child on father's shoulders with arms raised.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up … – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Guys, your health impacts your wife, your kids … everyone you care about and those who care about you. It’s a family concern. So, it’s important to recognize and prevent men’s health problems.

Did you know?

  • 13.8% of men 18 and older are in fair or poor health.
  • Only 28.3% of men 18 and older meet the federal physical guidelines for physical activity that includes aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity.
  • 41.6% of men 20 and older are considered obese.
  • 50.5% of men 18 or older have high blood pressure.
  • The leading cause of death for men is heart disease.

Source: CDC, Dec. 2023

Taking time out for your health may be tough, but it’s worth it in the long run. Quantum Health has a few tips to help you start making your health a priority.

     1. Check in on your diet. Try tracking what you eat for a week to understand opportunities to incorporate more nutritious foods. Consider cutting back on alcohol or sweets and adding in healthy alternatives.

  • Evernorth Confide offers Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Webcasts. Check out “Eat Well to Feel Well: Food and Your Mental Health” Wed., June 19 @ 1 p.m. CT. Studies show a direct relationship between what we eat and how we feel. This webinar will dig into the connection and share how to put a mood-boosting diet into practice. Register today.

     2. Up your activity. Take stock of how much physical activity you do. Do you want to lose weight? Get stronger? Set small achievable goals to make it a reality.

  • Vitality is a fabulous tool to keep activity fun and rewarding. You can set goals and earn points weekly!
  • Wondr may also be a valuable resource if you’re wanting to lose weight and/or establish valuable healthy practices. The next Wondr class starts July 1. Sign up now.

     3. Reduce your risk. Schedule an annual checkup and ask your doctor about recommended cancer screenings while you’re there. In-network preventive care is 100% covered. 

  • Be sure to ask about screenings specific to your health as a man, such as for prostate and testicular cancer.
  • Vitality points are available for completing your Annual Physical as well! Visit and submit your Annual Physical form under the Health Management tab.

Your Quantum Health Care Coordinators can help you: 

  • Review your recommended preventive care.
  • Find an in-network provider near you.
  • Help you understand your treatment options.
  • Confirm your coverage and preauthorization, if needed.
Don’t delay! Start making your health a priority today. Get started with Quantum Health.