It’s ‘Men’s Health Week’ this week (10 - 16 June) and the focus is on ‘numbers’!
The theme this year focuses on the fact that men (as a generalisation) seem to like (the campaign uses the word ‘obsessed’) numbers!
So they want to raise awareness of some critical numbers.
7 ‘must know’ numbers for all men
5 ‘statistics’ that we all need to be aware of
Key numbers for men:
37 If your waist size is 37 “ or more, you’re at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes & cancer
150 Try and do 150 mins of some physical activity each week
5 That’s your ‘five a day’ fruit and veg goal
14 No more than 14 units of alcohol a week spread over several days
10 Years off your life if you smoke (average)
120/80 normal blood pressure
75 % (3 out of 4) suicides are by men
For those of us wanting to help (Family Focus UK included!)…think about the facts that:
1 man in 5 dies before the age of 65
2 men in 5 die before the age of 75
Unskilled working men are 3 times more likely to take their own lives than those in senior management
For men wanting some more information, there’s something called man MOT to challenge you and check your own health: https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/man-mot-faqs
So, if you are a man or have a man in your life (old or young) please take a look at these numbers and see where you (they) fit in. Do you need to take stock? What can you do to make some changes in your life?
We’re here to help in any way, so let us know if you’d like some more information on any of this.