It’s #NationalMensHealthWeek this week so we thought we would take a look at the biggest health risks to men in the UK and then see how we can help….
- Heart disease
Heart disease can represent a number of conditions including strokes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. If you suffer from any of these it can be down to a number of factors but one thing is for sure, getting the old ticker going on a regular basis will help. You could speak to one f our PT’s who will look at Body Mass Index and discuss diet and habits with you. It’s also important to speak to your doctor if you have any worries.
Alcohol increases the risk of cancer in the mouth, throat, liver and colon and can also interfere with the normal functioning of your reproduction system. Further to this alcohol is also very high in sugar and can therefore lead to obesity. Men are twice as likely to binge drink on a regular basis than women. If you drink on a regular basis monitor your intake, note it down and control it just like other areas of your diet.
- Depression and suicide
Research shows men are less likely to talk about issues at home or work and are therefore more susceptible to depression with 1 in 4 people suffering. Extensive research shows that regular exercise can vastly improve your mental well-being, it is important to socialize and exercising at the gym represents this opportunity. If you are worried you should always seek professional help.
- Accidents and injuries
Lets face it guys, we can do some pretty stupid things! Accidents and unintentional injuries account for a significant proportion of health issues in men. There isn’t a lot we can do about accidents but we do know if you exercise regularly, look after your body and practice co-ordination then you are less likely to suffer serious injuries and should recover quicker.
Obesity can lead to complications in many ways. Obesity is caused by the over-consumption of fat and sugar and the consequential weight gain that this entails. If you are diagnosed as being obese it is time to get fit, if you are worried you may be at risk then you need to monitor your diet and exercise regularly, be sure to speak to your GP.
This Mens Health Week i-motion gym is asking our community to become pro-active. Too many people allow health issues to get too far that the task of undoing them seems insurmountable, DON’T, get active, talk to each other, look after each other be healthy! #MHW2017
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