Men’s Health Awareness Week: 10 – 16 June
In a few days, on Monday 10 June, Men’s Health Week will be underway. This national campaign, led by The Men’s Health Forum has a different focus each year to highlight important health information about men, for men.
What is the focus this year?
This year it’s all about numbers. The Men’s Health Forum has highlighted seven key numbers and five statistics which all men and boy should know.
What are the key numbers?
37 – a waist size of 37 inches or above puts you at increased of heart disease, diabetes and cancer
150 – men should aim for 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week
5 – we should aim to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day
14 – maximum 14 units of alcohol a week
10 – cigarette smokers die 10 years younger on average than non-smokers
120/80 – normal blood pressure
75 – 75% of suicides (3 out of 4) are by men
The organisation has created a brilliant interactive manual ‘Man MOT- DIY checks and challenges‘ to help men put those key numbers to work and includes do-it-yourself health checks and challenges for men of all ages.
Health by numbers slideshow quiz – this is the perfect, fun way to learn the numbers in a group or individually! It’s an easy-to-use PDF slideshow quiz with 12 key questions about men’s health. The quiz can be played on any screen anywhere, so get together with family and friends or work colleagues and familiarise yourselves with the facts.
Thinking about holding an event during Men’s Health Week?
You can order a set of 12 PDF posters which are easy to print. If you are thinking of holding an event during Men’s Health Week there’s also a poster with a blank space so you can fill in details of your event or fundraiser details.
Get involved online
Follow @MensHealthForum on Twitter and @MFHmalehealth on Facebook to find out more about men’s health, join the conversations and share your own posts. Remember to use the hashtag #menshealthweek
Sign up for Men’s Health Week
To find out more about Men’s Health Forum, the work that they do and to be kept informed on latest news and health tips sign up for alerts.
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