Men’s Health Week | 11th – 17th June 2018

8 June, 2018

As men’s health coincides with diabetes week – the focus this year is on how men are affected by diabetes!

You may be surprised to know that men are more likely to get diabetes than women and suffer serious consequences as a result.

 

Need to know?

  • 1 in 10 men now has diabetes and in middle-aged men the disease is expected to increase sharply in frequency over the next 20 years.
  •  Men are 26% more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than women
  •  Men are more likely to be overweight (BMI 25+) and to develop diabetes at a lower BMI than women
  • Men are less likely to be aware that they are overweight or to participate in weight management programmes

Source – Men’s Health Forum

 

Get involved?

  • We can help support your workplace on your men’s health journey! We offer men’s (and women’s) practical workshops covering a variety of topics surrounding men’s health in a friendly and informative environment
  • We can help support in a preventative nature in the form of body composition health checks (to include BMI testing) and cholesterol testing (to include blood glucose / diabetes test) and waist measurements
  • New Leaf offer various awareness days, covering: physical activity and nutrition awareness, amongst other subject areas!
  • Download the men’s health posters for this year’s awareness around diabetes https://shop.menshealthforum.org.uk/collections/mens-health-week-2018?_ga=2.4499379.1888690138.1528296431-605253593.1528296431

 

Why Workplace Wellbeing?

Supporting health and wellbeing in the workplace is key to help facilitate behaviour change for those most at risk! With most adults spending approximately 1/3 of their life at work, the workplace is an ideal platform to try and encourage healthy habits and create an organisational culture of wellbeing in a fun and positive way. Addressing workplace wellbeing can help individuals who were previously not aware of the risks that were affecting their health. We have had many cases where we have been onsite and identified high risk factors that have been immediately addressed, resulting in individuals changing their lifestyle habits for the better!

“Health is not everything, but without health, everything is nothing”
(Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher)

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