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Guys: Just how healthy are you? And before you answer “I’m fine,” stop and really think about it.

June is Men’s Health Month in the United States, a time to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Why focus specifically on men’s health? A look at a few statistics paints a clear picture why it’s important to encourage men to step up their game when it comes to health.

■ Women are 100 percent more likely than men to visit the doctor for annual exams and preventive healthcare services, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

■ Men die at a higher rate than women from nine out of the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of more than 92 percent of workplace deaths, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

■ In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Today, the average female lives five years longer than the average male, according to the CDC.

■ Depression in men is underdiagnosed, contributing to the fact that males are four times more likely to commit suicide, according to the CDC.

So, what can you do to improve on some of these statistics — and improve your health at the same time? Here are a few tips:

■ Eat Healthy: You don’t have to make dramatic changes right from the start. Consider a few small steps to improve your diet — limit those super-size drinks and meals and start your day with a healthy breakfast. Be sure that your daily diet includes a variety of foods, including fruits and vegetables, to get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

■ Get moving: It’s tempting to look for the easy path or the easy chair. The next time you’re out, park away from the entrance to your workplace, store or restaurant and get in a few extra steps. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go for a walk during your lunch break or plan a post-meal walk with family or friends at home. Find other activities you enjoy that keep you moving.

People who are physically active tend to live longer and have lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers.

■ Make prevention a priority: Many health issues can be detected early through regular visits with your healthcare provider. Early detection can make the difference in being able to overcome an illness or condition. Your regular screenings should include blood pressure, glucose, prostate health, cholesterol and more.

■ Treat your body with respect: You’ve probably heard all of these cautions before, but they are worth repeating. Don’t smoke. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. Protect your skin from the sun. Manage your stress.

During the month of June, why not start taking charge of your health? Start with something small and build from there. You’ll be glad you did!

Jon Simmons is a doctor at Bellin Health Marinette.