Men’s Health Month is all about raising awareness of the prevention measures every man can take to live an active, rewarding, and longer life. Men currently outpace women when it comes to dying from things like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and suicide. Men also have unique health issues including prostate cancer and benign prostate enlargement.

The good news is that men can do a lot to take control of their health and wellbeing by adopting a healthy (or healthier) lifestyle. Things like regular exercise and a healthy diet have a powerful impact preventing diseases. And because men are more likely to smoke and drink alcohol, curbing or eliminating these activities is central to improving both your physical and mental outlook.

Men are also less likely to have regular medical check-ups and get recommended screenings for things like skin, prostate, and colorectal cancer. If you’re haven’t gotten around to it, take some time this month to choose a primary healthcare provider and commit to regular visits and health screenings.

Men, on average, are not great about looking after their health. You can change that because who ever said you had to be an average man?