The Man Manual

Men's health made easy - revised and completely redesigned, the latest edition of our classic man manual

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One man in five will die before he reaches 65, two in five before the age of 75. Not with The Man Manual.

One careful owner? With a little care, the high-performance machine that is the male body will run smoothly for a lifetime with just basic maintenance and minimal need for spare parts. This easy-to-read handbook will show you how to fine tune your engine, choose the right fuel and keep your mind on the road ahead. We’ll explain the little changes that can make a big difference:

  • how to be good to your heart
  • how to get active
  • how to handle the ups and downs

The Man Manual also includes everyman's personal TOOL-KIT: answers to all the frequently-asked questions on the male tackle. 

Equipped with The Man Manual, you might just reach the finish line without your original exhaust pipe falling off.

The 36 page full colour A5 booklet, written by Jim Pollard with cartoons by John Byrne is full of simple, practical tips that will improve the health of pretty much anyone.

Men's Health Forum mini manuals: men’s health made easy.

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED – BMA Patient Information Awards 2016

Full contents list
  • What's the point?
    Fast action - quick recovery
  • How to be good to your heart 
    Know your history 
    Tune your engine
    Get a check-up
  • How to be good to your head
    Warning lights
    How to sleep well
    Hair loss
  • You are what you eat
    Curbing cravings
    The great plate
    Bring on a substitute
    Eat well top tips
    How to beat bowel cancer
    Eating disorders
  • What about the booze?
    How to cut down on your drinking 
  • How to get active
    What does regular physical activity mean?
    Need to lose weight?
  • How to handle your tackle
    FAQs on the penis and testicles
    Safer sex 
  • Small change - big difference
    Smoking
    Addictions
    How dangerous is the sun?
    How do I protect my back?
    Technology
    Eyes, ears and teeth
  • What to do when you're ill
  • Who can help?
'Excellent. So easy to read and so simple to understand.'

The Men's Health Forum is a member of the NHS England Information Standard and this new man manual is fully compliant. This means it is fully-referenced, has been peer-reviewed by our team of medics led by Dr John Chisholm, the Men's Health Forum's chair of trustees, and also road-tested with men. You can have confidence that this is a reliable source of quality evidence-based health information.

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Big thanks to the Lilly Grants and Donations Programme for their contribution towards the printing of this manual.

 

The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. So we’re asking.

In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.

It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.

We’re not asking you to look at images of pity, we’re just asking you to look around at the society you live in, at the men you know and at the families with sons, fathers and grandads missing.

Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.