Women’s health is talked about quite openly as we age, but for men this seems to be a taboo subject. A man is just as likely to encounter health issues as a woman and with research showing that only 1 in 5 men had a general health check up in the last two years there are concerns many men keep their worries to themselves. From June 13th to June 19th it is Men’s Health week and what better time to highlight issues and get them to open up and improve their health. The kind folk over at Tena sent hubbie a ultimate Men’s Health Kit containing lots of goodies to help him make changes over 7 days, in fact I was rather jealous over the items he received.
Day One – A Zekolo Infusion Water Bottle – hydration is important in maintaining a healthy bladder and this fab bottle allows you to add your favourite fruit for a refreshing change. Now hubbie has never been a fan of water but with added fruit water is more appealing.
Day two – Runtastic Orbit – a smart watch to tackle daily and night time activity, it monitors heart rate, steps and sleep so that you can aim to improve your general health. This is perfect for hubbie as he can actually see how much activity he is doing, this has been rather difficult up to now as his job is predominantly sitting, so with the aid of this device he can work on fitting in more exercise and meeting his own personal challenges.
Day three – A Below the Belt Grooming Kit – I have never seen this brand of goods before and the name made me smile but obviously it will help with personal hygiene. With the likes of the Fresh and Dry Balls and Waterless Shower Groin Cleaner it is great for reducing chaffing when walking or running. Obviously it is as important for men to feel fresh and clean down below as it is a woman.
Day four – Oomf! Bench Pressed Oats – hubbie is a huge fan of muesli and with the help of a good breakfast it is a great way to avoid snacking throughout the morning.
Day five – Tena Men Protective Shield – I know we all laugh and joke about bladder problems but they can be a real issue for men as well as women. I have heard lots of women talking about their bladder problems but never a man. Did you know that 1 in 4 men will have urine leakage by the age of 40 and although hubbie doesn’t have this problem at the minute, I’m sure one day he may and I would like to think that he can talk openly about it without any stigma.
Day six – Anti Stress Deodorant – top tip is to stay cool and keep calm and you can achieve this by taking five deep breaths in and out and visualise all the stress leaving your body. Obviously a good deodorant helps in stressful situations.
Day seven – Professor Puzzle Brain Teaser – keeping the mind as active as the body by exercising it using puzzles, not only is it fun but it will help to keep his mind healthy.
Do you have any useful tips for helping the men in our life stay fit and healthy?