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Men: What’s in Your Six Pack?

Article / Review by on August 30, 2011 – 9:52 pmNo Comments

Men: What’s in Your Six Pack?

Men: What’s in Your Six Pack?

Men often neglect their health until something starts to go wrong – usually around middle age. And after all those years of not paying attention to their bodies, men in their 50s and 60s can feel overwhelmed by the chore of making health changes, asking themselves “How do I even get started?”

Aging expert Dr. Roger Oskvig has a quick and easy checklist of six things – what he calls the “six pack” – that every man needs to know to get started on the road to fitness. In the clip below, he also throws in a few extra handy tips about exercise and eating well, too.

Eighth Annual Men’s Health Day is Sept. 23

When it comes to your health, being a little proactive can go a long way; that’s why the University of Rochester Medical Center is inviting men to its eighth annual Men’s Health Day on Sept. 23. Geared toward men ages 45 and older, the day-long festivities will present a unique (non-nagging) opportunity to learn about health topics ranging from cardiovascular wellness and prostate health to cataract surgery and sleep disorders.

Want to register for this year’s Men’s Health Day event? Act fast! In 2010, Men’s Health Day sold out, attracting more than 400 men.

In addition to terrific speakers, the day will also include health screenings, hands-on demonstrations, giveaways, healthy snacks, breakfast and lunch, and deluxe raffle prizes. New this year, attendees also can receive an individual analysis of their “gait,” since the way you walk can predict the likelihood of a fall. A flu shot clinic also will be available.

Tickets are on sale now and can be reserved by calling (585) 275-2838. Admission is $15 and includes everything: breakfast, lunch, giveaways, prizes, and free parking at the Hyatt Regency Rochester (125 Main Street).

For more information, visit www.menshealth.urmc.edu.

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*  The above story is adapted from materials provided by University of Rochester Medical Center

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University of Rochester Medical Center

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