CPS Calls on Men and Boys to Live Healthier and Active Lives in 2023

June 21, 2023 11:38 am

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The lack of physical activity is seen as a threat to one’s health, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), not enough people around the world are active on a daily basis and are not getting enough exercise.

Some of the consequences of inactivity are overweight or obesity. Physical activity is good for health and can prevent heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

June is Men’s Health Month and Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is encouraging all men and boys to practice a healthy lifestyle and take preventive actions to keep healthy throughout 2023 and beyond.

CPS would like to see men and boys consult their family physicians to determine their risk factors.

Some risk factors are tobacco use: using tobacco is one of the most damaging lifestyle choices and many of these deaths occur prematurely.

Excessive salt consumption: excessive salt consumption is strongly associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases. By eating less salt and staying within the limits of the recommended maximum – 5 grams a day – you can protect your health and significantly reduce the risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Thirdly, physical inactivity: physical activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, and the absence of it can lead to serious consequences.

Get educated about your health and your risk of inheriting health conditions and the diseases that can affect you. Schedule annual visits to the doctor; eat healthier; be more active and monitor your health.

CPS encourages Sint Maarten men and boys to make healthy choices, live a healthy lifestyle, and be active.

Persons seeking additional information should contact their family physician or CPS at telephone numbers: 542-1570 or 542-1222.