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Men’s Health Month

The goal of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Many of the major health risks that men face can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle: regular exercise, a healthy diet, not smoking, stress reduction, and moderate alcohol consumption. Regular checkups and screening tests can spot disease early, when it is easiest to treat. Get on board with protecting your health today!

Visit Your Doctor

Men may often avoid the doctor and ignore unusual symptoms. Schedule yearly checkups with your doctor and keep these appointments. Your doctor can help monitor your weight, blood pressure, and the level of cholesterol in your blood. Excess weight, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Your doctor can recommend lifestyle changes, medications, or other treatments to help get your weight, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol under control.

Eat Natural Foods

Packaged and processed foods are often full of sugar, salt, unhealthy fats, artificial additives, and calories. Limit the fake stuff and eat a wide variety of:

  • fresh fruits and vegetables
  • whole-grain products, such as brown rice and whole-grain breads
  • fiber-rich foods, such as beans and leafy greens
  • lean cuts of meat and poultry, such as skinless chicken breast and lean ground beef and fish, such as salmon

Get Moving

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American men. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to prevent heart disease and keep your ticker strong. It can also help you improve and maintain your overall physical and mental health. Try to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise, every week. For example, schedule five 30-minute long sessions of aerobic exercise in your weekly calendar. Aerobic exercise includes activities such as walking, jogging, swimming, basketball, tennis, and other sports.

It’s also important to make time for at least two sessions of muscle-strengthening activities per week.

Maintain a Healthy Waist

If your waist measures more than 40 inches around, it could be cause for concern. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Trusted Source, it raises your risk of obesity-related diseases. For example, men with large waists are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. For most men, the best way to shed excess belly fat is to cut calories from your diet and exercise more. Ask your doctor to help you develop a weight-loss plan that’s safe and effective for you.

Break Unhealthy Habits

Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your health reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Trusted Source (CDC). Smoking can also cause other health conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and heart disease. They also raise your risk of developing many types of cancer. Other health-damaging behaviors include excessive alcohol consumption. If you consume alcohol, do so in moderation. For example, men should consume no more than two drinks per day. Your doctor can help you develop a plan to quite excessive consumption of alcohol or smoking. They may recommend medication, therapy, or other treatments or strategies.

Get Your Prostate Checked

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among American men, reports the American Cancer Society Trusted Source. Make an appointment with your doctor. They may encourage you to get blood tests or undergo a prostate exam to check for prostate cancer or other conditions.

Get a Colon Screening

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, reports the National Cancer Institute Trusted Source. It’s important to begin screening for colorectal cancer starting around age 50. Your doctor can use a colonoscopy to check for cancerous growths in your colon. Ask your doctor how often you should have a colonoscopy conducted.

Wellness Benefit for Participants and Dependent Spouses

Under the AMO Medical Plan, the baseline age for PSA and Colonoscopy is age 50. The benefit payable under In-Network PPO is 100%, with deductible, coinsurance and copays waived. Contact the Medical Benefits Department today for more information about this important benefit.

Medical Benefits Department: 1-800-348-6515, ext. 12.

Happy Father's Day

Celebrate Father's Day by doing something that is beneficial to your health. Getting regular check-ups can catch small problems before they become big ones. Make your health a priority and learn additional ways to stay on top of your game.

Staying on Top of Your Game

Get Active with Your Family

As you juggle work and family, be mindful that research shows active parents raise active children. Fitness should always be a priority in a family’s daily schedule. Here are some ideas:


Men and Depression

Men and women both experience depression but their symptoms can be very different. Men are less likely than women to recognize, talk about, and seek treatment for depression. Yet depression affects a large number of men. Learn the signs and how you can help yourself or someone you love:


Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can start to heal. You'll feel better and have more energy to be active with your family and friends. Find out how quitting smoking helps your health:


Move More:

7 Easy Ways

No time for exercise? Got at least 10 minutes? When you don't have the time for a full workout, there are ways to spread your activity throughout the week and move more. You don't have to do it all at once. Here are 7 ways to get moving: 


Nutrition for

Young Men

For many in their younger years, nutrition isn't always a focus. But by eating well now, you can lessen your risk of health-related problems later. Try incorporating these habits:


Tips for Older Men

Experts agree that by taking better care of themselves, men can increase their odds of living healthier, longer lives. See the following tip sheet for aging men:


Top 10 Tips for Healthy Grilling


Honey Paprika Glazed Steak & Onions

Garlic-Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

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Members & Employees, Care for Your Health 

Currently, we are not conducting Health & Wellness Screenings

at the AMO Plans Medical Clinic. However, we look forward to establishing this important AMO Plans benefit again in the future.


Sailing Members:

As with all AMO Plans Health & Wellness Initiatives, any health information obtained is private and not shared with any required merchant mariner physical exam process. This information is strictly for your betterment and may be shared with your physician at your discretion

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