Wear BLUE Day

Wear Blue Day is observed every year in June on the Friday of Men’s Health Week and is used as a day to bring attention to the issue of men’s health. People celebrate this day by wearing blue—which is a sign of support for the men in your life. Since men are less likely to go to regular doctor visits than women and face significant health challenges such as prostate cancer, heart disease, and stroke, this holiday is also a good day to encourage a man in your life to take care of their health.

The History of Wear Blue Day

This day was officially started by the Men’s Health Network—a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reach men and their families with messages that encourage them to lead healthier lives. It’s a holiday that has been celebrated since before 2018.

Facts About Men’s Health

To illustrate the importance of men taking care of their health, we’ve decided to list some statistics that show just some of the illnesses that men are stricken with every single year.

  • Each year, almost a quarter of a million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • 30,000 men will die from prostate cancer every year.
  • For men between the ages of 15 and 34, testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer.
  • Inactive men are 60% more likely to suffer from depression.
  • Men who smoke lose twelve teeth by the time they’re in their 70s.
  • Men are twice as likely to die from diabetes as women.
  • Men have a worldwide life expectancy of 64.5 years, while women have a life expectancy of 68.7 years.
  • Women are twice as likely to visit a doctor for an annual exam as men.
  • 92% of all workplace deaths are men.

Facts About the Color Blue

Since blue is the color that was chosen to represent this holiday due to it being seen as a traditional “male color,” we decided that we would also give our readers some interesting facts about it as well.

  • According to recent studies, weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights when they’re in a gym with blue walls.
  • Blue was a color worn by public servants in Ancient Rome.
  • In India, blue is associated with mourning and is considered to be bad luck.
  • 8% of the world’s population has blue eyes.

Observing Wear Blue Day

Since this holiday is to encourage people to wear blue on this day, then that is precisely what people might want to do on this holiday. It’s also a good day to encourage men in your life to take better care of their health and see their physician on a regular basis. People can also use the hashtag #WearBlueDay on their social media accounts to show the world that they’re celebrating this holiday and to encourage men everywhere to take better care of their health.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 1 Saturday
Next year (2025)
June 7 Saturday
Last year (2023)
June 3 Saturday
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