To put the Men’s Health Week to a national front, the Fit Fellas 5 Day National Blitz will take place from the 11-15th of June. The event will give Australian men the opportunity to stand up to physical health issues by working out in a uniform front across the nation. The free 5 Day program will be made available Online and will guide men through fun exercises, while providing information about nutrition and mental support through a private Facebook Group.
The fitness program is targeted at men over the age of 40, who belong to the demographic of men that are the least likely to join a gym or to play sport. The program will work around the responsibilities that men within this demographic face and will attempt to address problems with over consumption and lack of movement, which increases chances of CVD, stroke, diabetes and certain cancers.
Men’s Health Week is an important seven days no matter where you are in the world. From June the 12-18th the nation will stand in solidarity with Australian men, recognizing the significance of men’s mental health issues while promoting awareness of the male approach to health.
Statistics have shown that more males will commit suicide, that more males will die at every stage of life and more males suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females of the same age.
Although men are experiencing shorter and less healthy lives, they are still less likely to visit medical practitioners. The precedent has been set that men are not concerned with their own mental health, or that the available health services are not engaging with men effectively.
Men’s Health Week seeks to resolve these issues by raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging the early detection and treatment of physical and mental diseases among men and boys. Since the 2000’s Men’s Health Week has operated in Australia, opening a forum for the discussion of the issues central to men’s health within the nation.
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