Caring for Men: 30s


Preventive care
Preventive care helps keep you healthy and identify problems early, when they’re easier to treat. A typical preventative care exam – often referred to as a physical or well visit – includes:

  • Physical exam, including height, weight and BMI
  • Blood pressure check; every two years if less than 120/80 mm Hg; every year if 120–139/80–89 mm Hg
  • Cholesterol and triglyceride: every five years, starting at age 35
  • Immunizations:
    • Influenza: every year
    • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertusis (Td/Tdap): Tdap once, then Td every 10 years
    • Varicella (chickenpox): two doses if not had before and not immune to chickenpox

Physical activity
Staying active throughout your life is the single most powerful way to remain healthy. A good base of activity while you’re young will help create a foundation for good health when you’re older. Try to achieve at least 30 minutes of exercise and activity most days. Without exercise, it’s easy for weight, cholesterol and blood pressure to slowly creep up to unhealthy levels. Talk to your doctor about what’s right for you.

Sports and orthopedic medicine
For most men, flexibility begins to decrease in their 30s. Talk to our experts to find the best full-range exercises for you. From sports medicine doctors and physical therapists to back care specialists and orthopedic surgeons, we have a diverse team of experts ready to help.