While men may enjoy many advantages in society, health is not necessarily one of them. Numerous statistics bear this out, but some seem especially striking. For example:
• Men succumb at higher rates to 9 of the top 10 causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, injuries and strokes.
• Depression in men is heavily undiagnosed, which in turn contributes to a rate of suicide that averages to 4 times that of women,
• “Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventative services than men.” (CDC 2001)
To address these and related issues, June is now nationally recognized as Men’s Health Month, and manufacturers of healthcare products like Omron are proud to join in the effort to raise awareness.
The Importance of Blood Pressure
According to the Men’s Health Research Center, cardiovascular disease affects 1 in 3 men. Untreated high blood pressure is an issue in and of itself due to potential damage to the heart. But BP numbers that are either high (above 130/80) or on the threshold also require attention as a possible indication of other problems, including increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Furthermore, keeping track of one’s vital heart-related stats becomes more important for men who are middle-aged and older. With age, monitoring blood pressure represents a key component of a health-conscious life.
Omron understands the importance of blood pressure. The health and wellness division of the company has developed a reputation for high quality. Their products are appropriate for both the doctor’s office and the patient’s home.
Retailing for less than $20, the customers can count on the basic Self-Taking Manual Blood Pressure Kit to provide accurate measurements. Designed in standard adult size, it features a traditional inflation bulb.
Other blood pressure monitors bearing the brand’s name give the user more options. On the higher end of the spectrum, the 10 Series Advanced-Accuracy Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor provides much more than just a standard reading. Its features include automatic double-checking of each reading, average of three consecutive readings, memory capacity for 200 total readings and more.
Of course, men’s health involves more than just awareness of blood pressure. Obesity is another key indicator of poor health, and it’s currently running rampant in America. Consider suggesting SKUs like the Body Fat Analyzer to men who are embarking upon a path to serious weight loss. More than just a simple scale, it’s a multifaceted health solution that measures body fat and BMI in seconds with proven accuracy.
Also on the weight-loss front, the Alvita Tri-Axis Pedometer helps ensure that customers are following through with their exercise programs. In other words, this affordable pedometer helps shed those pounds and keep them off. Besides calories burned, it tracks steps and distance.
These products are just a sample of the many great men’s health solutions you can introduce to your customers’ lives. To learn more about how Omron products can help improve and maintain the health of men and women alike, visit their website. And for more health and wellness SKUs that you should consider stocking in June and beyond, please peruse petra.com!