Men’s Health Week 2019

Karin, June 6 2019

Men’s Health Week is an annual campaign and takes place from 10-16 June and is run by the Men’s Health Forum. Aimed at raising awareness of men’s health, it’s also a time to focus a bit extra on breaking the stigma around men, feelings and emotions.

This year, the focus is on numbers, and especially the  seven numbers all men should be aware of.

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

Source: Men’s Health Forum

This week is about the health and wellbeing of all those out there that identify themselves as men. Have a look through the list of books aimed at men to support a healthy lifestyle, body and mind

Yoga for men
by Dean Pohlman

This book could help: the men’s head space manual
Rotimi Akinsete

Notes on a nervous planet
Matt Haig

The complete book of men’s health
John Mapps and Casey Horton

The 7 Principles of Stress
Ori Hofmekler
The 7 Principles of Stress

Reasons to stay alive
Matt Haig

These are just some of the many books available to borrow, visit your local library or browse our online catalogue for more books on men’s health.

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