Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Men's Health Week - 7 Steps to Better Health


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?

15 comments:

  1. Uhmmm, less alcohol? ;) But then again, that goes for the rest of us! I have to constantly remind my husband to eat healthier, but he likes to remind me that life is to short. x

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  2. This looks like a great kit for him. I think my hubby could benefit from one. I think cutting down on sweets, alcohol and caffeine is needed in my hubby.

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  3. Wow this sounds good! The Below the Belt Grooming Kit sounds hilarious!

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  4. Infused water is one of my favourites, I've been adding pineapple and passion fruit recently.

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  5. I think they need to do more for mens health - maybe an MOT every so many years. Feels like women get all the checks and men don't

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  6. Anti stress deodorant is a good one. I like the sound of that.

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  7. I like the sound of an anti stress deodorant and its great that Mens Health are highlighting how men can deal with stress.

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  8. This is a great little put together list of items, I love the sound of the Runtastic Orbit x

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  9. I think that brain training is so important, it is all too easy to look after our bodies and neglect our minds.

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  10. You're are so right, women problems are talked about on the daily but not men's health problems.

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  11. It is so true, men's healh are rarely talked about and thank you for bringing it to light. This Health Kit sounds really good. I am sure my husband will like to give it a go.

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  12. My hubby would eat junk all day of we had it in the house, so we don't. I definitely think women are focused on more than men especially in the media too

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  13. My hubby would eat junk all day of we had it in the house, so we don't. I definitely think women are focused on more than men especially in the media too

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  14. Hi Cathy, Mens Health week is a brilliant idea. For whatever reason men don't seem as aware of their health as women. I must say that I choked on my coffee laughing at the Fresh and Dry balls... Guess what my husband is getting for Christmas!

    xx

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  15. As you said men's health is equally important for all matters even stress. Your idea is brilliant will share that with friends x

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