June is Men’s Health Educational Awareness month, and we’re putting the spotlight on some basic — but important — facts about male health. How much do you really know about men’s health?
Test your knowledge with this quiz, courtesy of hihealth.com.1
1. Question: What is the top cause of death in American men?2
- Heart Disease
Answer: B – heart disease. More than 450,000 men die of cardiovascular disease annually.
2. Question: True or False: Workplace accidents account for more than 90% of fatalities of men 44 and younger
Answer: True. Workplace-related accidents are the leading cause of death of men under 44-years-old.
3. Question: What percent of a man’s overall health can he attribute to his ancestry?
Answer: B – 30%. Shockingly enough, only 1/3 of a man’s health can be determined by genetics.
4. Question: Which one of these is not a simple step to improve your health?
- Moderately exercising 30 minutes, five days a week.
- Drinking 8 glasses of water per day.
- Eating a varied diet with grains, vegetables, sugars and processed food.
Answer: C – While it’s important to eat a varied diet, it should be rich in nutrients, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat foods.
5. Question: How many American men have diabetes?
- 6 Million
- 2.3 Million
Answer: A – 6 million. Believe it or not, diabetes is one of the top 10 causes of death in men.
We encourage you to see your primary physician for regular and annual check-ups to make sure you’re in tip-top shape.
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