Men's Health - What are the Implications?

Men's Health what are the implications?

I started to do a little research and this is what I discovered.....

  • Only 30% of a man's overall health is determined by his genetics
  • Top reasons for reduced lifespan in men is cardiovascular disease, suicide and motor vehicle accidents.
  • Globally alcohol kills almost 6 times more men than women
  • Men make up 56% of the workforce yet 94% of all workforce fatalities are men
  • Men live 4.4 years less than women and the last 11 years will be generally in poor health

And yet we still hear the usual rhetorical remarks, Man Up!! Considering only these 5 points is enough to influence any man to ask "Why?" As a graduate of the University of Life here’s my conclusion:

  • There is really no reason why men should be afforded 4.4 years less on our planet because we are male.
  • If men planned and assessed risk a little more cautiously than we usually do then the 94% of workforce fatalities would vastly reduce.
  • If we suppressed the old caveman attitude and started looking after our own health, we would feel much better, have purpose, reduced fatigue, worry less and a much better quality of life.

Change is possible for those that believe and want it enough.

I also believe to be happy I needed to ensure 3 things:

A balanced Physical, Spiritual and Emotional lifestyle. These 3 things have kept me balanced and have supported me to ensure my health is progressive and how I feel is very positive.

Believe and you Will Achieve!

A Start360 Blog by Stephen Barr, Service Delivery Manager, Start360.