Why Men Need to Have a Health Check Up
Why men need to have a health check up - encouraging South Australian men to get a regular health check up
There are many programs in Australia that work towards improving the health outcomes of men of all ages.
The following links provide more information about men’s health issues.
Improving general health and wellbeing and reducing your risk of developing long-term health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease can be achieved by eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight.
Making healthy lifestyle changes can be harder than it sounds though. That’s where the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service can help. The free Get Healthy telephone coaching service can help you set goals, identify healthy changes and keep you motivated and on track to meet your goals. Further information is available on the Get Healthy website.
The Foundation 49 website includes a one minute men’s health check that can be printed off and taken to your GP. The site also includes a more detailed DIY health check and men’s health information.
The Australian Men's Shed Association is an Australian organisation that specialises in the needs of men, their health and wellbeing and their communities.
Sheds are located in the Adelaide metropolitan area and country areas. Details can be obtained from the Men’s shed locator on their website.
beyondblue provides information and support to help Australians achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. They have resources and programs specifically designed for men aimed at equipping men with the knowledge and skills to maintain their own good mental health and wellbeing, and recognise symptoms in people close to them, in order to prevent the development of a mental health condition.
MensLine Australia offers a range of services and programs to support men in managing family and relationship difficulties. The service is an initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.
You can take steps to look after your health by tackling the lifestyle factors that have the greatest impact on health and wellbeing. Make a SNAPS decision now! View the following resources for more information: