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Happy Father's Day

June 13, 2019

Happy Father's Day from Bay Area Insurance

Celebrate Good Health this Father's Day in honor of Men's Health Month

Bay Area Insurance wants to say thank you to all of the father's and father-figures who wake up every day and look after their loved ones.

Men's Health Month also happens to be in June, which is why we encourage you to focus on health and fitness this Father's Day. This week, give yourself the gift of good health. And keep it going beyond Father’s Day.  Here are 5 tips for Men’s health published by Harvard Medical school:

  • Get moving.  Every increase in endurance translates to better health, including decreased risk of diabetes and possible protection from certain cancers. Plus you will feel better.
  • Get checked for colorectal cancer.  Of the various cancer screenings available to men, this one is the best deal because it can prevent, not just diagnose, cancer.
  • Know your blood pressure.  High blood pressure, the proverbial “silent killer,” stalks systems throughout the body. Widespread damage occurs in the arteries, heart, kidneys, eyes, and brain.
  • Cut back on sodium in your diet. The average American man can easily take in 6 grams of sodium a day. That’s more than twice the recommended level. Men who consume as much potassium as sodium have lower risks of heart disease.
  • Don’t ignore the warning signs. Heart disease remains the leading killer of men and all Americans.
    • Excessive sweating, shortness of breath, or exhaustion with exertion could be a treatable heart or lung problem.
    • Many men believe that the pain of a heart attack is felt only on the left side of the chest and moves to the left arm. It isn’t always that cut-and-dried. Heart-attack pain is often felt under the breastbone (sternum) and pain occurs in both arms as often as in the left arm alone.
    • Chest pain that is triggered by activity but that goes away with rest suggests angina (a narrowing of one or more coronary arteries) while oppressive pain that isn’t relieved by rest suggests a heart attack.

These tips are sure to help you jumpstart your healthier lifestyle. Again, Happy Father's Day from your friends at Bay Area Insurance. Don't hesitate to contact us if you ever have any questions or concerns about either personal or commercial insurance.