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Men’s Health Week: 10 Ways to Practice Healthy Living

Published: June 13, 2019    

Updated: March 23, 2021

June 13, 2019    

Men’s Health Week: 10 Ways to Practice Healthy Living

It is essential to put your wellbeing first. Chances are, many men avoid prioritizing their health because they think that taking control of their health is stressful or takes up too much of their time. However, self-care is one of the most important, and unfortunately one of the most overlooked components of overall wellness.

10–16th June 2021 marks the week of International Men’s Health. Men's Health Week is celebrated annually just before Father's Day to honor the importance of men's health and wellbeing. It was chosen for this specific time of year to make use of the extra attention paid to male family members.

Men's Health Week was created by Congress in 1994, to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. The focus for 2019 is men's health by numbers. The Men’s Health Forum explains this year’s focus in a series of statistics:

Key numbers for men:

  • 37 – a waist size of 37 inches or above puts you at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer
  • 150 – men should aim for 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week
  • 5 – men should aim to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day
  • 14 – men should drink a maximum of 14 units of alcohol a week
  • 10 – men who smoke cigarettes die 10 years younger on average than non-smokers
  • 120/80 – is a normal blood pressure reading
  • 75 – 75% of suicides (3 out of 4) are by men

Key numbers for policy-makers and service providers:

  • 1 in 5 men die before the age of 65
  • 2 in 5 men die before the age of 75
  • 3 out of 4 suicides are by men
  • Men in unskilled work are three times more likely to take their own lives than men in senior management
  • The richest men live on average 10 years longer than the least well-off men. Richer area = longer life.’
Author: Marisa Peer
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Marisa shares her 30 years of experience as a multi-award-winning therapist to celebrities, top athletes, and even royalty. She is the founder and creator of RTT®, the cutting-edge method and hybrid solution-based treatment that can deliver extraordinary transformations.
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