Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives. How?
The top 5 things every man should know and do
Make man time – Stay connected. Your mates are important and spending time with them is good for you. Catch up regularly, check in and make time.
Have open conversations – 70% of men say their friends can rely on them for support, but only 48% say that they rely on their friends. In other words: men are there for their mates, but worried about asking for help for themselves. Reaching out is crucial. Watch: “Be a man of more words”
Know the numbers – At 50, talk to your doctor about prostate cancer and whether you should have a PSA test. If you are of African or Caribbean descent or have a father or brother with prostate cancer, you should be having this conversation at 45.
Know thy nuts. Simple – Get to know your testicles. Give them a check regularly and go to the doctor if something doesn’t feel right.
Move more – Add more activity to your day. Do more of what makes you feel good
Men sometimes aren’t comfortable reaching out, or think it might be a burden for their friends if they talk openly about life’s challenges. If a guy you know seems to be going through a tough time, they might not talk about it even if they want to. The first step in looking out for them is reaching out. Learn the simple steps to having the important conversations here.