Men’s Health Week 2017 – which runs from June 12-18 – is going to be themed around the problem of abdominal obesity – or ‘belly fat’ – with men being challenged “Do YOU have a hazardous waist?”
The Men’s Health Forum, which organises the week, will be:
- Providing materials to enable people to set up events around the country
- Running an active social media campaign
- Launching new research into the provision of weight management services to men – and the rate at which men are referred to them
Martin Tod, Chief Executive of the Men’s Health Forum commented:
Men are more likely to be overweight, more likely to face health problems such as diabetes because they are overweight, and less likely to get support to tackle their weight problems from health professionals. And when they are offered help, too many of the services they are offered don’t reflect the latest research and don’t meet their needs.
Our goal for Men’s Health Week 2017 is to help more men take action to address their weight problems, but also to get more services in place that are designed to work for men.
Salisbury’s Health & Wellbeing Group has agreed that one of its 3 priorities for this year and next year, should be that of older men’s health. For more information, please contact Karen Linaker on 01722 434697.