This year’s theme is 'environMENt', meaning that men's health is strongly determined by the circumstances of a man's environment and context.
"While men's health is traditionally seen as the sum of diseases like heart diseases or diabetes, or behavioural problems like excess drinking or being overweight, this is really a superficial view of what it means to be healthy", explains David Thompson, coordinator of the week based at the Men's Health Information & Resource Centre within the University of Western Sydney.
"The great thing about the 'environMENt' theme is that it is open to anybody and everybody. The theme can used to align the health-giving benefits of a good environment with the ideas behind men's health and wellbeing, so if you are running events or holding seminars, the content will be accessible to males as well as concerned wives, mothers, daughters and female or male relatives, friends and colleagues.
This Men's Health Week make an appointment with your Physiotherapist for a fitness assessment and exercise program. Your Physiotherapist can help you with exercise programs for heart conditions, diabetes, depression and weight loss, along with general wellbeing!There are also many events being held in your local area to coincide with Men’s Health Week, including a Men’s Health Expo at Bowral and a Free 5-Day Pass at Connect Fitness – Campbelltown. For more information on local events in your area visit the Men’s Health Week Website.