One man in five will die before he reaches 65 so how do you keep your health on track.
Developed with the railway industry, Railway Worker is built around our award-winning Man Manual and combines elements of Woman and Beat Stress, Feel Better to create a manual that is perfectly suited to its audience.
The modern rail worker can be seen as much in an office as out on track or in a signal box.
Some work that may have been done by man is now done by machines. However, there is still a lot of heavy manual work involved in railway construction and maintenance. This can take a lot out of the average person.
Maintaining health, eating well and taking exercise is as important to a manager as it is to a track worker or a secretary.
This mini-manual doesn’t pretend to cover everything when it comes to perfect health, but it can make a difference along with common sense and better use of available health services. It’s a no-nonsense guide to making informed choices about your health.
Men's Health Forum man manuals: men’s health made easy.
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.
- For a similar manual for your organisation, find out more at custom manuals or contact Martin Tod on 020 7922 7910.
Image: Network Rail
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.