Your Mind Your Body blog reaches out to men
by Public Relations Staff
June 30, 2010 — June is Men’s Health Month, and in recognition, the American Psychological Association (APA) Your Mind Your Body blog offered resources for men on health, stress and parenting during National Men's Health Week, June 14-20. Topics covered included remaining healthy and hopeful during unemployment, getting closer to your kids and managing stress.
Several popular posts include:
Christopher Ebberwein, PhD’s tribute to his father in “What my dad taught me about dealing with stress,” which incorporates tips on managing stress.
Stephanie Smith, PsyD, on playtime with dad, which discusses the different role fathers may take during playtime.
Alan Keck, PsyD, on men and health in “Why men avoid physical exams and how they can be motivated”.
The Your Mind Your Body blog has grown considerably since its launch in 2009 and is attracting a growing number of visitors. The National Men’s Health Week content drew a 350 percent increase in traffic over the average weekly traffic, making it the busiest week since the blog’s inception.
Your Mind Your Body is part of APA’s Mind/Body Health public education campaign, which educates consumers and the media about the connection between psychological and physical health. The campaign also promotes psychologists as the best-trained health care providers to support healthy lifestyles and behavioral change.
Your Mind Your Body is authored by APA member psychologists involved in public education. For more information on joining APA’s Public Education Campaign is available online.
A full list of Men’s Health Week content is available at Your Mind Your Body.org.