Shockingly, 1 in 5 men die before they reach retirement age at 65. Men’s Health Week 2019 led by Men’s Health Forum wants every man to know key numbers of health and take appropriate steps to take action on their health and well-being.
The focus for this year’s men’s health week (10-16 June 2019) is to know 7 key numbers about men’s health;
Key numbers for men:
- 37 – a waist size of 37 inches or above puts you at increased of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Learn more.
- 150 – men should aim for 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week. Learn more.
- 5 – we should aim to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. Learn more.
- 14 – maximum 14 units of alcohol a week. Learn more.
- 10 – cigarette smokers die 10 years younger on average than non-smokers. Learn more.
- 120/80 – normal blood pressure. Learn more.
- 75 – 75% of suicides (3 out of 4) are by men. Learn more.
Man MOT for Men’s Health Week
Men’s Health Forum have also pulled together a new interactive manual ‘Man MOT- DIY checks and challenges’ to help men put those numbers to work monitoring their own health and living healthier lives. Click the image above to download the manual.
NHS Health Checks for Men
Men (and women) aged between can benefit from a NHS Health Check It is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
If you’re in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP or local authority inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years. In the meantime, you may want to try this online Heart Age test.
If you haven’t received a letter inviting you to Dr Maassarani and Partners for your NHS Health Check, please call us Monday to Friday after 11am to book in 0151 902 0010.