Did you know that men die on average 5 years earlier than women, for reasons that are mostly preventable?
The good news, however, is there are many ways we can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives!
The Movember Movement
Whatever you grow will save a Bro! November is renowned as ‘Movember’.
This amazing campaign born here in Australia, now has a global community of fundraisers making a difference in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
They have funded over 1250 men’s health projects all around the world, including-
- new men’s social connections programs
- working with local sporting clubs to build health resilience in adolescents
- supporting the development of groundbreaking prostate cancer medicine
- empowering therapists with the Men in Mind training initiative.
5 Ways to Treat or Prevent Common Men’s Health Issues
Movember have also put together a practical list of action steps for men to follow in order to live happier, healthier and longer lives.
- Stay Connected – Mates are important. Catch up regularly, check in and make time!
- Talk More – Don’t think you need to be an expert to talk to, and help someone. Just be there, listen and give your time to those in need.
- Know the Key Numbers – At 50, all men should talk to their doctor about Prostate cancer and possibly get a PSA test. Certain backgrounds and family history could bring that age forward to 45.
- Know thy Nuts – Get to know what is normal for your testicles. Check them regularly and see your doctor if there are any changes or something doesn’t feel quite right.
- Move More – Get active each day. Find new ways to add a bit more exercise into your daily routine.
Men’s Mental Health
One of the largest issues we currently face is Mental Health.
We all respond differently to life’s curveballs and challenges. The important thing is to be aware of what you CAN DO during those tough times and to have the confidence to reach out when you need it.
Men can often find it difficult to talk about their issues and don’t want to be a burden on their friends or family. If you are one of those men, there are so many other support networks you can contact – https://au.movember.com/mens-health/get-support
If you think someone you know is having a hard time, (which is many of us during this pandemic), it’s so important to try and reach out to them. Here are a few tips on how to do this –
Men’s Incontinence Issues
Incontinence is another health condition that can significantly impact a man’s quality of life and currently affects 1 in 4 Australians. However in many cases, incontinence can be prevented, better managed and even cured.
There is a lot of help available and our recent blog article aims to provide you with various points of contact and helpful information on how to manage this condition.
Incontinence, although common, should not be considered a normal part of ageing and any bladder problem big or small, warrants attention to help get the problem under control. If you are in need of assistance, we have Pelvic Health Physiotherapists trained to manage or even cure this condition, so please call to book your appointment –
3869 1099 or Read More>>