Men’s Health Matters
Did you know that next week is International Men’s Health Week?
Every year, it always begins on the Monday before Father’s Day and ends on Father’s Day itself.
The aim of Men’s Health Week is to give all men and boys the information, services and treatment they need to live healthier, longer and more fulfilling lives. Each year, MHW focuses on a different theme and this year’s theme is awareness of men’s mental health – especially given how Covid-19 has affected everyone mentally.
Even before the pandemic, men’s mental health and risk of suicide was a cause for concern, with low numbers of men seeking help for depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges.
Men’s Health Week 2021 aims to raise awareness of the struggles many men are experiencing with their mental health as we all adjust to a post-Covid world.
One key part of mental health is stress. We all have a bit of stress in our day but too much stress can:
- Damage your immune system and heart
- Increase your chance of serious health problems
- Reduce your life-expectancy
From a fitness and social point of view. There’s lots men can do to look after their body and mind. From a round of golf with friends (did you know that golfers walk on average 9km in a game?) to working out in the gym, circuit training, Body Pump, Body Combat and other classes as well as squash and tennis, you can even join our indoor cycling sessions. In fact, we’ve hundreds of classes for men AND women every week.
Plus, if you’re looking for a bit of quiet time, the Aqua Spa is the perfect setting for members. Our Barn Spa also offers a range of treatments ‘Just For Men’. It’s fantastic to see how popular these treatments are becoming…after all, it’s not fair for us women to keep The Barn Spa just for ourselves!
So, if you’re a male reading this, take some positive mental health and fitness steps today and look after yourself. If you’re a woman, be sure to tell all the men and boys in your life. If you want to find out more about the Men’s Health Week campaign, head to https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/mhw
See you next week and see you at the Club soon,