The Man Manual

Men's health made easy - revised and completely redesigned, the latest 2019 edition of our classic man manual

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We're proud to announce the fourth edition of this best-selling award-winning manual.

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. The new fully-revised 2019 edition of 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. There are also brand new interviews with men who've been on the journey and have a tale to tell. 

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 2019
  • 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
    How dangerous is the sun?
    How do I protect my back?
    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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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. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.

Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.

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