Men’s Health Week runs from June 12-18, 2017. The goal of this initiative is to inspire Canadian men to live healthier lives. Do you want to be able to enjoy the things you love well into your later years? Making your health a priority is important for everyone, at any age. However, research suggests that men tend to put less focus on their own health and wellbeing than women. They see the doctor less frequently and are less engaged in preventive health behaviours. Some of the top risk factors to a man’s health are not only common, but preventable. From prostate cancer, to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, simple lifestyle changes can significantly reduce a man’s risk for many common health conditions. The key to optimal aging is to take an active role in your health. Focus on treating your body well with a healthy diet, regular exercise, reduced alcohol intake and quitting smoking (if you smoke). These simple considerations can make a world of difference. Read our evidence-based resources below for more insights on this topic.