This month we’re bringing men’s health front and center in our collective conscious. While heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, men continue to be more at risk than women.1 High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and stress contribute significantly to complications leading to heart disease.
Along with seeing your primary care physician at least once a year for a complete physical exam, here are five simple things you can do to lower your risk of heart disease while keeping yourself looking and feeling strong and healthy year-round:
(6-foot tall, 180-pound male)
|1.||Your weight (in pounds) ÷ your height (in inches) = A||180 ÷ 72 = 2.5|
|2.||A ÷ height (in inches) = B||2.5 ÷ 72 = .0347|
|3.||B x 703 = your BMI||.0347 x 703 = 24.4|
In addition to making your health your #1 priority, remember that your health is Teladoc’s #1 priority. Use the app to request a visit for a time that’s most convenient for you. Our board-certified physicians can diagnose and recommend treatment anytime you have a non-emergency condition such as:
Aside from getting a yearly exam, remember these words from Teladoc member Rob H.: “If you don’t feel right, go see a doctor—it’s not the end of the world. Sometimes it’s nothing. But sometimes it’s something.” Thanks for putting yourself and your health first this Mustache Movember!
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