Men's Health Matters: Overcoming Stigma and Prioritizing Wellness

Did you know that:

Men’s mortality rate is higher than that of women.

Men are more prone than women to commit suicide.

On average, men live 5 years less than women do!

These stats clearly show that men tend to disregard their health, and when it comes to self-care, they fall behind women. The reason? Because they think asking for help means acknowledging vulnerability. It might appear like a trivial issue, but it is not and this tendency to perceive help and vulnerability as being weak is a serious gender issue that needs to be addressed.

Men feel they must toughen up to carry out their responsibilities, and thus, they don’t feel comfortable opening up about their health issues and sometimes even willfully choose to ignore them. To break such stigma and talk about these underlying issues openly we ran a survey and found that 79% of the KMKers consider heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and 64% believe that men visit the doctor 1/3 as often as women do.

Along with the above-mentioned diseases, there is one more health condition that you shouldn’t overlook: Prostate Cancer. It’s the most common non-skin cancer among males today. Don’t wait for symptoms to get worse, early detection is key to effective treatment. Consult a healthcare professional for personalized information today, stay informed, and take charge of your body.

Take a Proactive Path to Vitality

Historically, men avoid seeking healthcare until they must. Addressing your health can be scary but avoiding it altogether can be deadly. We’re putting efforts to inspire not only our male employees but also all other men out there to balance their work and health and prioritize self-care.
  • Be Aware – Learn the value of Health
  • Be Active – Take up any physical activity
  • Be Calm – Take Care of Mental Well-Being
  • Be Fit – Go for Regular Check-Ups
  • Be Courageous – Do not be afraid to address your health issues
  • Be a Quitter Sometime – Avoid smoking
Remember, it is not about strength, it is about your own well-being!