Men's Health Week

It's Men's Health Week and this year's focus is on men's health by numbers. Here are some key numbers for men:

37 - a waist size of 37 inches or above puts you at increased of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Learn more.

150 - men should aim for 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week. 

5 - we should aim to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. Learn more.

14 - maximum 14 units of alcohol a week. Learn more.

10 - cigarette smokers die 10 years younger on average than non-smokers. Learn more.

120/80 - normal blood pressure. Learn more.

75 - 75% of suicides (3 out of 4) are by men. Learn more.

Key numbers for policy-makers and service providers:

1 man in 5 dies before the age of 65

2 men in 5 die before the age of 75

3 out of 4 suicides are by men

Men in unskilled work are 3 times more likely to take their own lives than men in senior management

The richest men live on average 10 years longer than the least well-off men. Richer area = longer life.

For more about making a difference to your own health numbers, please visit the Men's Health Forum by clicking on the image below:








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