2012 Event Photos and Video
Men given health challenge at Otara
Men’s Health Week asked men at Otara markets “What’s Your Score?”. Free Up & Go was up for grabs for those who filled out the survey, got a free blood pressure check or participated in the Ludus Magnus 1 minute fitness challenge. Men were challenged to a short physical test by Ludus Magnus owner and trainer Joe Naufahu. Mike King, Benson Stanley and Mike Puru also came along to support.
Inspiring stories men’s health breakfast
A Men’s Health Week breakfast raised funds and awareness for Men’s Health. The MC was Leigh Hart and inspiring stories were shared by guest speakers Adam Parore (sharing on climbing Mt Everest) and Brian Coker (a double amputee from the Christchurch earthquake who is training for the New York Marathon).
GOUGH Group ensure their men are aware
GOUGH Group in Auckland and Christchurch organized Men’s Health Week awareness talks and free Men’s Health Pit Stop checks for their staff this week. The industry is known for its pies and fries. In Auckland, nutritionist and weight loss consultant gave practical advice on how to improve your diet as a man. In Christchurch, Donald Pettit from the Canterbury Men’s Centre encouraged the men to be proactive. St John also offered free Men’s Health Pit Stop checks.
Mana Tane Ora o Aotearoa Breakfast
What New Zealand men need when it comes to their health is to learn to share – share their stories, share their past and share their health issues. This was the running theme that emerged during a free breakfast held in Christchurch Thursday morning to celebrate Men’s Health Week.
The breakfast was hosted by the Maori Men’s Health Coalition (Mana Tane Ora o Aotearoa) and it invited those involved in the sector of men’s health along with anyone interested in engaging the issues to discuss and inquire as to what it is that Maori men really need when it comes to their health.
What do Maori men need? According to Mike King, one of the biggest things that New Zealand men and in particular Maori men need to do is break out of their staunch cultural up-bringing and learn to open up.
AUT Students Scored for Men’s Health Week
This week AUT Auckland City students received an exam of a different kind. While many were swatting for their academic exams, others took a break to receive a free Men’s Health Pit Stop health check from St John.
Students were also encouraged to fill out a simple health survey to find out their health score.
Also to celebrate Men’s Health Week, the AUT gym challenged students to a 5minute fitness test.
New Zealand Actor and Men’s Health Week ambassador Rene Naufahu also was there to support the initiative. Rene encouraged the female students to take part also: “A lot of the Pacific Islands girls I’ve spoken today were like ‘this isn’t for me’, but I encouraged them that they might not be a man, but they can take home the messages to their brothers, fathers and partners”.
AUT Primary Healthcare Nurse was also working with the Quit Smoking group on campus to increase awareness of the benefits of stopping smoking, no matter how long you have smoked for. The students could find out their lung age by blowing into a machine.
Fire & Ice Team Up for Men’s Health
Radius Pharmacy – Rallying for Men’s Health
Kerry Stevenson a.k.a The Black Stig won’t take “no” for an answer. Every day this week from 7.30am, the Radius Pharmacy Manager will be pounding the pavements in front of Westfield Shopping Centre Queen Street asking every man to cross her path “What’s Your Score?. It is all in honour of Men’s Health Week, an awareness initiative to encourage men to be proactive about their health and not wait until it is too late to do something about it. All this week men can go into any Care Chemist, Amcal, Radius or Life Pharmacy and get a free “Pit Stop” health check.
Caltex Men’s Health Week Morning Tea
Chevron NZ General Manager Peter Morris launched Men’s Health Week to his staff Friday 8th June. Guest speaker Dr Matthew Sherson (Chiropractor) spoke on the value of men taking responsibility for their help and acknowledged that finding out his score has made him see a few gaps in his own health assessment. Nutritionist and Exercise consultant, Dane Fuller, also gave the men some practical advice for losing weight and eating well. St John’s offered a free Men’s Pit Stop Health Check to anyone in attendance.