Common problems

145 results

  1. Can food help you beat stress?


    How eating better can help prevent mood swings. If you think GI is an American soldier, read on. Studies show we are more likely to eat junk when in a bad mood, but find it easier to make healthy choices when happy. This cuts both ways. In other words, if ... More

  2. Can food make you better at sport?


    How eating better can help you exercise better- and when and how to use sports drinks When you eat well, you can exercise harder, for longer, and recover more quickly.  How does that work? During exercise, the rate at which your muscles burn energy increa ... More

  3. Moses: 'Listen to your body. Talk to Man MOT.'


    Wandsworth man Moses was diagnosed last year with cancer. At first I thought I had a chest infection, which I  ignored for the best part of a year. When I started  to cough up blood and lose weight I put it down to  stress. It got to the point that I stop ... More

  4. NHS Health Checks


    What is an NHS health check? What is an NHS health check? It's basically a free midlife MOT from NHS England. It can help you spot upcoming heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke and other health problems. If you're aged 40-74 and don&# ... More

  5. Man MOT Podcast #3


    Comedian John Ryan shares his philosophy on eating and drinking. Website editor Jim Pollard says 'yeah' a lot. As the Men's Health Forum publishes its latest man manual Eat. Drink. Don't Diet, comedian John Ryan discusses cheese, chips ... More

  6. Man MOT Podcast #2


    As opens, comedian John Ryan shares his philosophy on beating stress and anger. Visit the  Beat Stress and Anger  clinic for live text chat and email with an NHS expert. Follow John on Twitter  @comedyjohnryan  and  Facebook. Big t hanks to ... More

  7. 'I'm happier, more truthful and more self - accepting'


    For many men, becoming disabled is the worst thing they can imagine. Mark disagrees. I was 25. I was just about to start my first teaching job. I went for a run and did about five miles. The next day my knee swelled up. Both the doctor and I thought I ... More

  8. How to live with a long - term condition


    What's the secret of living with a long-term condition? Jim Pollard has interviewed many men living with a variety of LTCs. Here are their tips. Doctors, health services and many patients struggle with long-term conditions (LTCs) because there is rar ... More

  9. 'I didn't know until I was in my 40s'


    John Byrne talks about his attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis. I grew up when things like ADHD and dyslexia hadn’t been ‘invented’ so didn’t find out until I was in my early forties. My 6 year-old son was tested. Teachers thought he ... More

  10. 'Recovery is a journey'


    Richard Shrubb talks about living with paranoid schizophrenia. I had a massive breakdown in 1996, but didn’t get to see a psychiatrist until 1999. To my family my breakdown appeared so gradual they didn’t realise I had finally lost the plot. To them I was ... More