Men’s Health Week is June 9-15, 2014 and it’s the perfect time to think about what you (or the man in your life) is doing to keep healthy. It’s also a good time to show off your support of men’s health and raise awareness, and there is no better way to do that than with pins. Here are a few pins that are perfect for the occasion:
1. Cancer Awareness Pins. While cancer is not a disease specific to men, it does affect millions of men a year. Cancer awareness pins will mostly be ribbons with colors specific to the type of cancer, or often silver and blue for cancer generally. By wearing a cancer awareness pin you invite questions about your dedication to the cause of curing cancer. Starting conversations can help educate and inform people—maybe even save a life. It’s a wonderful way to show support for men’s health whether your family has been plagued by the disease or you yourself or a survivor.
2. Heart Disease Pins. Unlike cancer, heart disease is a condition that affects more men than women. For a variety of reasons, from physiology to diet to lifestyle, men are more likely to end up with high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease than women are. This can end up leading to a heart attack or other life-threatening conditions. Many men in their 40’s or older have to pay close attention to what they eat and how much exercise they get in order to manage cholesterol and blood pressure, and a heart disease pin is a great way to show support for this responsible lifestyle management.
3. Sports Pins. Men love sports, and as it turns out sports are a terrific way to stay healthy. Many men only play sports in their youth and then slip into a more sedentary lifestyle by their mid 20s. But men who continue to play sports, whether in a formal league with teams or by just getting together with buddies once a week, get valuable exercise that can help prevent diabetes, obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol. Sports pins don’t need to be for a specific team—they can just be for the sport you always loved playing.
4. Custom Pins. Did you know custom pins can be made for virtually any occasion? You could have Men’s Health Week pins, a custom pin for your buddies’ pickup basketball group, or any other pin you could imagine!
What are you planning for Men’s Health Week? Will you help the cause by wearing one of our pins?