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Welcome to Men's Health Week 2019

10 Jun 2019

This week at UoM we are focusing on men’s health.

Man raising his arms to the sun

Did you know that:

  • 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
  • 1 man in 5 dies before he is old enough to retire

Men’s Health Week aims to change these statistics. These are numbers they want all men to know:

  • 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.

You can also fine more information and resources on the Men’s Health Forum.

This week we are running a number of events including health checks and seminars – you can find a full list on our Men's Health Week page.  Please note that staff of all genders are welcome to attend to learn more.  We also have 50 copies of a men’s health manual.  Please send an email to wellbeing@manchester.ac.uk if you would like  a copy.    

Throughout the week we will also be writing a series of posts on our wellbeing blog including contributions from our staff. 

Further information 

For more details on all wellbeing activities on campus visit the staff wellbeing website.