Men’s Health Week Spanner in the Works Men’s Health Checks

Why is there a national week devoted to Men’s Health?

A boy born in Australia in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78.0 years while a baby girl born at the same time could expect to live to 82.3 years old.  Right from the start, boys suffer more illness, more accidents and die earlier than their female counterparts. Sadly Men take their own lives at four times the rate of women.  Accidents, cancer and heart disease all account for the majority of male deaths.

Over 10 men had their blood pressure, blood glucose level, waist circumference and height, weight and Body Mass Index measured by our 4 male health professional volunteers at the Parish Centre on Sunday 16 June. Dr Kevin Walters gave a great introductory talk purposely not about men’s health and several men collected some health information to take away. Many thanks to David Fell for offering us the use of the Parish Centre for the checks, to our wonderful volunteers and to all the men who participated.

If you wish to host a Men’s Health Check at your club or workplace, please click here.

About to have his blood glucose level measured

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