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This chart provides general health care guidelines for men. They are not meant to replace any advice and guidance given by your health care provider. Please use them as a reminder to take care of your personal health care needs, and also as a list of topics you may want to discuss with your health care provider.
Exercise 30 minutes (at least 5 days each week).
Have a dental checkup once or twice a year.
After age 20: every 5 years have a full lipid profile test for cholesterol and triglycerides.
Protect yourself from the sun -- use sunscreen and dress appropriately.
Examine your gums, teeth, lips, tongue.
After age 50:have a physical exam by your doctor
Every 3 years after age 30: have a physical exam by your doctor.
Watch your fat intake -- no more than 30% of your caloric intake.
Do a full-body self-exam for unusual moles or other skin conditions.
Get a flu shot.
Every 2 years after age 40: have a physical exam by your doctor.
Eat 2 to 3 servings of protein (meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, nuts) and dairy products.
Know your blood pressure level.
After age 50: discuss the options for colon cancer screening with your doctor
Eat 6 to 11 servings of grains; 3 to 5 servings of vegetables; and 2 to 4 servings of fruits.
Know your cholesterol level.
Be aware of your alcohol intake. Limit yourself to no more than 2 drinks per day.
Watch your weight -- check your BMI (body mass index).
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