MEN’S HEALTH WEEK 2019: BY NUMBERS

Last week (10th – 16th
June) was Men’s Health Week.  Men are
supposedly obsessed with numbers but when it comes to our own health, there are
quite a few we don’t know. Men’s Health Week 2019 takes up the challenge of
correcting this.

Men’s Health Forum
identify 7 key numbers for men:

  • 37 – a waist size of 37 inches or above puts you at increased of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. 
  • 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. 
  • 14 – maximum 14 units of alcohol a week. 
  • 10 – cigarette smokers die 10 years younger on average than non-smokers. 
  • 120/80 – normal blood pressure. 
  • 75 – 75% of suicides (3 out of 4) are by men. 

Check out Men’s Health Forum website for more information, tips and try out their quiz.

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