Today is Wear Blue Friday, and if you don't know what that means, you're not alone. Officially, "Wear Blue Day is celebrated by private corporations, government agencies, sports teams, and individuals to show their concern for the health and wellbeing of boys and men."
And it's important. Because statistics show that men tend to live about five years fewer than women, and they make half as many preventative visits to the doctor as women. It doesn't take a medical degree to see the connection between those figures.
Wear Blue Day, and Men's Health Month, which is June, were created to encourage men and those who love them, to start taking these numbers seriously. It doesn't have to be a sea change, either. Here are just a few things men can do -- right now -- to help them achieve longer, healthier lives.
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