Like many holidays, Christmas can be a challenge for those on the autism spectrum. Holidays often disrupt routines and bring an array of new foods, sounds and smells – all of which can be overwhelming or distressing for individuals with autism. By planning ahead, you can help your child have an enjoyable holiday.
Men tend to take very good of their vehicles and boats, but put off taking care of themselves. To get healthy and stay healthy for a long time, men need to develop the habit of taking care of their medical needs. Working a demanding job during the week and playing hard on the weekends doesn’t mean a man is healthy or without health risks. Compared to women, men are more likely to put off getting regular checkups and medical care, especially men who smoke, drink excessively or make other unhealthy or risky life choices.
Ever try convincing your husband, dad, brother or boyfriend it’s time to visit his primary care physician? We know men are less likely than women to ask for directions and may be less likely to routinely visit their doctor. The age-old adage “men don’t go to the doctor” is alive and well, even in today’s modern age of life-prolonging medicine. It’s time to convince men that self-care is not only sexy, but smart! Many men value caring for their looks, but miss the biggest piece of the puzzle – what’s happening inside their bodies.