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Men's Health Week 2016: HEALTH ELEMENTS: Living with Purpose, Building On Health

14/6/2016

June 13th - 19th 2016 is Men's Health Week, and the theme this year is HEALTH ELEMENTS: Living with Purpose, Building On Health.

If you are a man or you know any men, then men's health concerns you! During Men's Health Week, communities across Australia reach out to men, boys and their families to promote health and wellbeing through engaging activities, events and promotions.

These events create the right setting for conversations about the elements that make us healthy - life, purpose, health and wellness and everything in-between - because they are locally tailored to the needs of men and boys and their local communities.

That's why the 2016 theme ‘HEALTH ELEMENTS' is about encouraging communities to start those conversations about the elements of life that build health and life's purpose.

How About a Pit Stop for a Health Check?

COTA SA is marking Men's Health Week 2016 with our event How About a Pit Stop for a Health Check? on Wednesday 15th June from 9:30am - 11:30am. We have a fantastic host of speakers, including:

  • Men and Exercise - the good, the bad and the ugly!: Bob Barnard - Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing
  • Prevention & Early Detection - Prostate Cancer: Ian Fisk - Prostate Cancer foundation
    Going on the Go: Rosalie Donhardt - Continence Foundation
  • Breaks and Blokes: Jude Lowe - Osteoporosis
  • Mind how ya go - top tips to staying well in life: Adrian Booth - SA Health mental health unit
  • Spanner in the Works: Bryce Routley - SA Mens Shed Association

With additional information available from:

  • ARAS Aged Rights Advocacy Service
  • Cancer Council
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Diabetes SA

Visit our website for more information and to register.

Why Men's Health?

From the Men's Health website:

All this emphasis on the health of boys and men - what's that about? They're alright, aren't they?

In many cases, the answer is no.

A boy born in Australia in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78.0 years while a baby girl born at the same time could expect to live to 82.3 years old. Right from the start, boys suffer more illness, more accidents and die earlier than their female counterparts.

Men take their own lives at four times the rate of women (that's five men a day, on average). Accidents, cancer and heart disease all account for the majority of male deaths...

For more information, including the statistics, see the Men's Health Week website here: http://www.menshealthweek.org.au/En/Pages/ee4d91/Why-Mens-Health.aspx

What now?

It's clear that we've got some work to do! Men's health week is about looking at the elements that contribute to the current status of men's health - and how we can turn these around and create a positive change.