In the United States, women outlive men by nearly 5 years.

That’s roughly 1,800 fewer days a man can enjoy his family, his friends and explore life, compared to a female.

June 14 kicks off International Men’s Health Week with a global goal of increasing awareness of the health issues affecting men around the world. 

Some of the most common health issues for men, such as cardiovascular disease and obesity, are caused by a lack of physical activity and poor nutrition.

Jim McCormick is the owner of Cocoa Beach Health and Fitness Center.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 3 out of 4 men are considered to be overweight. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the U.S. with 1 out of 4 of us dying from it.

Sounds grim, right?

The good news is that exercising can help prevent and improve a person’s cardiovascular health as well as help maintain and even decrease a person’s bodyweight.