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:
- Male Health: Food FAQs
- Male Health: Fitness FAQs
- Male Health: Alcohol FAQs
- Male Health: Smoking FAQs