From their hearts and mental health to the prostate, follow Naturally Good Health’s guide to the healthy man.

Generally speaking, men aren’t one for shouting about their health issues. Statistics show women are not only more likely to visit a doctor sooner than men for a health complaint, they are also more likely to shop in a health store than a man.

But it’s important for men to be up on their health issues, especially if you consider the data from the Men’s Health Network, which found that men in Ireland die, on average, four and a half years younger than women. Furthermore, men have higher death rates for all of the leading causes of death, with late presentation to health services leading to a large number of problems becoming untreatable. Alison Cullen, Education Manager at herbal specialists, A.Vogel, said: “Irish men are not unlike men from pretty much anywhere else in that they are not that keen on looking after their health. The urologist, Professor Roger Kirby, said loudly and clearly last year that in his opinion they look after their cars better than themselves; and one can see that a regular health MOT would be a very
good idea for most men. “The areas most needing to be checked in such an MOT would be heart health, as heart attacks and strokes are extremely good at killing men, often way before their time. Stress is partly to blame for putting extra strain on the nervous system and heart, but diet and exercise also need to be looked at.” Kyla Williams, Nutrition Scientist at Igennus Healthcare Nutrition, which specialises in omega 3 fatty acids, added: “Our life expectancy may have increased with advances in medication keeping us alive for longer, however, our rate of health conditions is on the rise. Living with illness to an advanced age is not what we should be striving for. A healthy, long lifetime, however, is possible if we look after our bodies and give them all they need to function optimally.” This June, Men’s Health Week takes place. The theme in Ireland this year is Challenges, Choices and Celebrations – What’s Your Aim? This will focus around the fact Irish men experience a disproportionate burden of ill- health and die too young.

 

To Find out how to make some changes to:

  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Dietary deficiencies
  • Mind matters
  • Heart Broken
  • Prostate problems

Click Here: Male Health MOT

As published in the recent edition of  Naturally Good Health Magazine