New Haynes Concise manual: Men's Health

17/09/20 . News

The Men's Health manual by Jim Pollard of the Men's Health Forum is now available.

Published by Haynes, 25p from every sale will be donated to the Forum.

The hardback manual in the new Haynes Concise range offers realistic, robust and easy-to-follow advice for men across all the key components of men’s health.

  • How to look after your head, your heart, your body and your tackle
  • How to be more active, eat well and add healthy years to your life
  • How to recognise a problem and when to go and see someone
  • The first men’s health book to be built around mental health
  • 25p from each copy goes to the Men’s Health Forum charity

Jim Pollard said:

'The spread of Coronavirus has really shone a spotlight on the importance of keeping healthy now more than ever before – not least as prevention is often better than cure.

This book is for all men who are interested in their health and well-being, and all men who are not. It’s a positive, easy-to-read, non-medical introduction to health that focuses on boosting men’s physical and mental wellbeing – no matter your age.'

Forum patron Professor Alan White said:

This is a really timely publication. It’s vitally important that men can make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing, particularly at a time when people may feel less able to go to the doctor’s or hospital.

The Men’s Health Manual provides clear, digestible information and a host of helpful pointers for men of all ages on all the key health issues including those we find hard to discuss or address. What’s more, it’s easy and enjoyable to read.

25p from each copy to the Men's Health Forum


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.

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