by Tara Sallee, MS, RD, LD, Hy-Vee Corporate Dietitian
It’s time to celebrate the men in our life! Men’s Health Week, celebrated Monday, June 14 through Sunday, June 20, helps raise awareness about preventable health problems found among men and boys.
Historically, men have been more susceptible to certain diseases than women due to hormone differences. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death among men in the United States and can be preventable through diet and exercise.
At Hy-Vee, individuals can meet with a Hy-Vee dietitian for recommendations on how to prevent disease through a better diet, including discussing their individual recommended dietary allowance (RDA). RDA is the average daily level of intake sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all healthy people in a specific life stage.
Simple steps men can take to improve their health include following their RDA, getting 30 minutes of daily exercise, reducing stress, getting 7-9 hours of sleep per night, having routine bloodwork done, and eating a lower sodium and saturated fat diet.
The RDA for men aged 19-50 is as follows:
Vitamin C 90mg
Vitamin D 15ug
The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.
Tara Sallee is a Hy-Vee corporate dietitian dedicated to helping people live healthier and happier lives. Tara received a Bachelor degree in dietetics and nutrition from Missouri State University. Tara went on to attend Kansas University Medical Center where she received her Master of Science degree in dietetics and nutrition and completed her dietetics internship.
She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With a passion for nutrition and wellness, Tara is dedicated to educating customers and promoting healthy lifestyles.