Men's Health Week 2019

Posted on 3 June 2019 by You HR
Men's health by numbers

For Men's Health Week 2019, the Men’s Health Forum has pulled out the key numbers for men.

Men of all ages, policy-makers and service-providers alike all ask what they can do to improve men's health. So knowing a few simple numbers can make all the difference.

This is a time to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to do something about it.

Whether it's targets for treatments or percentages of patients, health care is drowning in numbers. Which ones really matter? How can You HR Consultancy assist you and your male workforce to address these key issues facing men? Because we can improve men's health by knowing our numbers and talking them.

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. 
  • 14 – The maximum 14 units of alcohol a week.  
  • 75 - 75% of suicides (3 out of 4) are by men. 
  • 1 man in 5 dies before the age of 65
  • 2 men in 5 die before the age of 75
  • 12.5% of men in the UK are suffering from one of the common mental health disorders
  • On average, 191,000 men a year report stress, depression or anxiety caused or made worse by work

Martin Tod, Chief Executive of the Men’s Health Forum said:

“At the Men's Health Forum, men of all ages, policy-makers and service-providers alike all ask what they can do to improve men's health. Knowing a few simple numbers can make all the difference”.

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. How can You HR Consultancy help your employees and Organisation?

At You HR Consultancy, where our strap line is ‘it’s all about the people’ we ensure that our Health and Wellbeing service lines will be able to support you and your organisation in identifying any issues faced by the staff that you rely on a daily basis and positively address the numbers affecting men’s health.  

You HR Consultancy is able to offer you support and guidance regarding your employees health and wellbeing through our individualised organisational ‘healthcheck’ and service lines that is tailored to meet your individual employee and organisations requirements.

Read more on our workplace wellbeing strategy

Written by Ian Mundy, Directory of Strategy

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