Don't be the one in five

15/06/15 . News

One man in five will die before he’s old enough to retire.

Men's Health Week, from the charity the Men's Health Forum, runs from 15 to 21 June. We are looking at healthy living.

Men are less likely to lead a healthy lifestyle. They are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol to hazardous levels and be overweight or obese.

These can lead to serious diseases such as cancer, heart diseases and stroke, the risk of which can be reduced by leading a healthy lifestyle. Our Men's Health Manifesto challenges men and health providers on these issues.

Dr John Chisholm, chair of the Men's Health Forum, said:

Men are far more likely to die young and to die from preventable conditions. At least 60% of all potentially avoidable deaths each year between 2001 and 2013 were men.

Men’s Health Week is challenging men to look after themselves including getting active, watching what they eat and, if they are over 40, getting a free NHS Health Check. Men can find more information and tips on the Men's Health Forum's website www.menshealthforum.org.uk.’ [free NHS Health Checks are available in England]

MEN’S HEALTH MADE EASY, our top tips for Men's Health Week:

Look after yourself – both mental and physical health, so

o    Look after your relationships

o    Don’t smoke

o    Drink sensibly

o    Be active

o    Watch your weight

·         Get advice and help as soon as you think there might be a problem - it’s your right, you’re not wasting the health professional’s time

·         Turn up to your NHS Health Check and find out about screening that might be useful to you (although it’s your decision)

For more information follow these links:

Men's health man manuals

We've also got a full resource pack and our range of men's health man manuals which are available to order all year round.

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.

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

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