June marks Men’s Health Week so what can we do to ensure our lads stay fit and healthy, make a date in your diary for National Diabetes Week, plus health news and beauty buys
Men’s Health Week 2017 will run from 12th-18th June. The aim of the week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
It’s a frightening statistic: one man in five dies before the age of 65.
Recognising and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, it is also a family issue.
This year the week is focusing on belly fat. Why? Because it’s the type of fat that’s bad for your health and men are more likely to have it.
It’s a problem because belly fat lurks not just beneath the surface but also gets down deep and surrounds your vital organs. Regardless of your overall weight, a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of:
• Cardiovascular disease
• Insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes
• Bowel cancer
• Sleep apnea
• Premature death from any cause
• High blood pressure
• The Men’s Health Forum is a charity supporting men’s health in England, Wales and Scotland. For further information and free advice, visit the website www.menshealthforum.org.uk