Welcome to Men’s Health Week
Hi, great to see you. Welcome to Men’s Health Week.
We’re here to help you get right on top of your biggest and most important asset – your health.
We promise no preaching, no blaming, no guilt. Instead we want to help you understand some of the things we need to be doing to keep our health good and to enable us to enjoy the lives we lead.
Men are on the back foot from the start. A boy born today will live nearly four years less than a girl born in the room next door. He will be over 20% more likely to die of a heart attack than the girl, and almost 30% more likely to get diabetes.
Worse, he is three times more likely to die by suicide or in a motor car crash.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
We can do something to change these numbers. You can do that. We owe it to the ones we love and who love us. And it’s not hard – small steps can really make a big difference.
What’s your score?
Men’s Health Week encourages guys all over the country to take the What’s Your Score? health survey. It’s right here on the site.
Challenge your mates during Men’s Health Week to get proactive and compete for the best health score.
Get a free Blackmores Men’s Health Check at participating Unichem or Life Pharmacy. Bring in your completed survey so you can talk to your pharmacist about your results and get a free blood pressure check too! Your pharmacist can also make further recommendations to you on how to look after your health.
Watch as Anytime Fitness instructors take four Registered Master Builders through a Tradie Challenge as part of Men’s Health Week 2018. Thanks to Mike Puru and the team from The Cafe for making it happen.
Coming from a variety of public roles, our Men’s Health Week ambassadors stand as proud advocates for helping Kiwi men take a closer look at their health! We are extremely grateful for their commitment to bring men’s health to the forefront of public awareness during the month of June.
Free Blackmores Men’s Health Checks!
Take your ‘What’s Your Score?’ men’s health survey to more than 350 Unichem and Life Pharmacies around NZ through all of June.
You can get advice on developing a better health routine, plus get a free blood pressure test while you’re there.
Men’s Health Week 2018
Be smart outside in the sun – cover up
- Newsflash: Getting the hell suntan is not compulsory if you are working outside. In fact, getting one might just kill ya.
- Skin cancer kills more than 350 Kiwis each year, and it’s among the most common cancers diagnosed in NZ. Keep a good eye on your skin, get regular checks and if moles or freckles change or give you concern, see your GP straight away.
- Cover up when working outdoors in New Zealand’s unforgiving sun. Put suncream on (at least SPF 30), and reapply in your breaks. Wear long sleeves and a wide-brimmed hat when the hardhat’s off.
- It’s not just the hot, sunny days you need to worry about, as sunburn can and does happen on overcast days too.