Meatless Monday Gives a New Bite to Men’s Health Month

June 6th, 2016

June is Men’s Health Month, heightening awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. At Meatless Monday, we care about our men–young and old—and we’re excited thMHM-no-date2-orange-0415is month to feature friends and partners who are inspiring others to go meatless at least one day a week in order to create health-driven lifestyles.

Is it manly to go meatless? For years, a “macho” chow-down included a groaning hamburger or a big slab of steak. But these days physicians tell us that meat consumption is associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and certain cancers. By just going meatless one day a week, you can not only impact your arteries in a positive way, you can even help the planet. And you won’t be alone. Some of our biggest supporters are among the most successful chefs in the world, like Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich.

So get on board, celebrate Men’s Health Month on Wear Blue Friday, and check your neighborhood for screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities.

Why? Because you’re our men, and we love you.