June is Men's Health Month

A Focus on Male Faculty and Staff

June is National Men’s Health Month! This month we encourage the men in our lives (including you, men out there!) to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease.

Three easy steps to get started:

  1. Tweak your diet - Men's Health Month is a great opportunity to change the way you eat. Cut back on alcohol this month or up your intake of healthy fermented foods like sauerkraut and kefir. You can do anything for a month, and if you do it for a month, you can do it for life!

  2. Set some goals - Use this month to take stock of your health now and think about where you want it to be. Do you want to lose weight? Gain muscle? Simply eat more vegetables? Set small and achievable goals and work with your doctor to make them a reality.

  3. Get educated - Take this opportunity to read about the common health issues that are specific to men and how you can prevent yourself from getting hurt! Check out the CDC for information on health issues that men face.

Join us by wearing BLUE on June 18, 2021


Help from our partners at WW

To celebrate Men’s Health Month this June, our wellness partner WW is encouraging men to say yes to their health and join WW.

WW can help faculty and staff achieve their goals, whether that’s to lose weight or reach workout goals. It all starts with a personal assessment that customizes the plan to the individual.

Wellness is made easier thanks to the WW app, which puts the plan in your pocket 24/7—so you can track your weight, food, and activity to stay on top of your progress. And be sure to join Connect, WW’s social network, to meet other #WWBros and see how other members are getting back on track.

Ready to say YES to your health?

All benefits eligible faculty and staff can get an exclusive discount of 50% off the retail price and join now for as low as $8.48 per month. Sign up or learn more at WW.com/us/CWRU

Need more inspiration?

Donald a WW participant who lost 45 lbs

WW helped Donald find a healthy balance and hit his goal weight.

“I feel proud of the example I’m setting for my sons. They see it’s possible to transform your life in lasting, positive ways.”  Donald, -45 lbs*

*People following the WW program can expect to lose 1–2 pounds per week. Donald lost weight on a prior program and myWW and continued on myWW+.


In 2021, the Wellness Team will shine a light on men's health.

Men’s Health: Living a Healthier Lifestyle

In this second session, the focus is on men's mental health and nutrition. Once again, the panelists are doctors and dieticians from University Hospitals.

The Panelists: 

  • Dr Lee Ponsky Director, Urologic Oncology Center, UH Seidman Cancer Center
  • Robert A. Chester, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LD, UH Outpatient Clinical Dietitian

Men's Health: Living a Healthier Lifestyle
Took place on Wednesday, April 14 at Noon 


Men’s Health: At Every Stage of Life

For the first session in this series, join us for a lively panel discussion about health at every age. The panel will include doctors from the University Hospitals Cutler Center for Men.

The Panel: Dr. Ponsky, Dr. Thirumavalavan, Dr. Loeb and  Dr. Buchinsky

Men's Health: At Every Stage of Life
Took place on Wednesday, March 10