THE COMPLEXITIES OF MEN
Men’s health is a complex and rarely spoken about topic. It encompasses not just disease or absence of, but the complete state of physical, mental and social well being as experienced by men. Island Physiotherapy aims to break down the barriers that Men face in managing their health care and enable Men to create an environment where Health is a priority which will be passed on through the generations!
Keep active – Inactive men are 60% more likely to suffer mental illness. Meanwhile, men who walk 5 blocks a day are 25% less likely to have a heart attack!
Eat well – Getting 5-7 serves of fruit and veg each day can help lower your risk of high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.
Drink less alcohol - men who drink 10 drinks or more per week are twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to men who drink 4-10 drinks per week.
Get regular health checks with your GP especially over the age of 50.
Get Social – Check out some of the groups on Phillip Island.
There are regular meetings at the Men’s shed held at the Phillip Island RSL on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a Men’s Breakfast is run regularly on Friday mornings at 7am. There are many other great initiatives to get involved in around Phillip Island.