New World Cup survival guide

08/06/18 . News

The Forum has produced a new World Cup 2018 Survival Guide to mark Men’s Health Week and the start of the World Cup.

The tongue-in-cheek guide outlines how male fans can survive the tournament covering:

  • The odds of getting diabetes (about the same as the odds on Argentina winning the world cup) ·
  • The best snacks to eat while watching 
  • Dealing with the stress of a penalty shoot-out 
  • The link between winning – and heart disease

Martin Tod, Chief Executive of the Men’s Health Forum, said:

We’re really keen to see a healthy result from the World Cup. Not just for England, but also for the fans.

Men’s Health Week 2018 is focused on diabetes – and encouraging men to talk about their health problems. Other materials relating to Men’s Health Week in England, Wales and Scotland and more information can be found at

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