Men’s Health

The chart below provides general health care recommendations for men. If you have any questions about anything in the chart, please make an appointment.

Each DayEach MonthEach YearOther
Exercise 30 minutes (at least 5 days per week)Examine your gums, teeth, lips, tongueHave a dental checkup once or twice a yearAfter age 20: have a full lipid profile test for cholesterol and triglycerides every 5 years
Protect yourself from the sun - use sunscreen and dress appropriatelyDo a full-body self-exam for unusual moles or other skin conditionsGet a flu shotAfter age 30: Have a physical exam by your doctor every 3 years
Watch your fat intake - no more than 30% of your caloric intakeKnow your blood pressure levelAfter age 40: Have a physical exam by your doctor every 2 years
Eat 2 to 3 servings of protein (meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, nuts) and dairyKnow your cholesterol levelAfter age 50: Have a physical exam by your doctor every year, and discuss the options for colon cancer screening
Eat 6 to 11 servings of grains, 3 to 5 servings of vegetables, and 2 to 4 servings of fruitWatch your weight - check your BMI (Body Mass Index)
Be aware of your alcohol intake. Limit yourself to no more than 2 drinks per day.

Source: UW Medicine Valely Medical Center