The State Of Health For Black Men
(BlackDoctor.org) — Needless to say, it’s extremely important to know the state of health for African American men. If we were to look at a number of responses to the question “What is the current state of your health?” many would, unfortunately, give negative response.
This is due, in part, to the contemporary African American man’s life today.
Health is based on a number of factors, such as diet, genetics, lifestyle, and the environment. Most of the health concerns of African American people today are not genetic. It should be obvious, then, just where improvements need to take place for better health.
Paul W. is a 37-year-old African American accountant who was a star football player in high school and college — with a near perfect physique at that time.
Some years later…Paul works long hours, doesn’t eat breakfast, drinks at least three soft drinks per day, loves sweets and indulges in ice cream at bedtime. He smokes a pack of cigarettes per day, drinks occasionally, and doesn’t exercise. Both he and his wife eat their share of fast foods at home and at work – just about only vegetables he eats are the ones on his hamburgers, and fruits are rarely ever eaten.