Mens health week 10-16th June 2019 - Key numbers
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MEN'S HEALTH WEEK 2019: BY NUMBERS
How many goals has Harry Kane scored this season? How many Grand Prix has Lewis Hamilton won? How fast is the new iphone?*
Men are supposedly obsessed with numbers but when it comes to our own health, there are quite a few we don’t know. Men’s Health Week 2019 takes up that challenge.
The Men’s Health Forum are raising awareness of:
7 numbers that all men need to know and
5 statistics that policy-makers and service-providers need to know if they're to reach men effectively.
Key numbers for men:
37 - a waist size of 37 inches or above puts you at increased of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Learn more.
150 - men should aim for 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week. Learn more.
5 - we should aim to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. Learn more.
14 - maximum 14 units of alcohol a week. Learn more.
10 - cigarette smokers die 10 years younger on average than non-smokers. Learn more.
120/80 - normal blood pressure. Learn more.
75 - 75% of suicides (3 out of 4) are by men.
Key numbers for policy-makers and service providers:
1 man in 5 dies before the age of 65
2 men in 5 die before the age of 75
3 out of 4 suicides are by men
Men in unskilled work are 3 times more likely to take their own lives than men in senior management
The richest men live on average 10 years longer than the least well-off men. Richer area = longer life.