Central Coast Australia

Central Coast News

Men’s Health Tips for Men’s Health Week

Source: Mariners Medical, Toukley Family Practice, Warnervale GP Superclinic, Tuggerah Medical Centre
Posted: 12 Jun 2019
It’s Men’s Health Week (June 10th-16th) and we thought it was opportune to compile some top health tips for our local men to ensure they keep healthy and well and get the most out of life.

This year’s theme is “keeping boys and men healthy”, so the earlier the better when it comes to keeping on top of your health.

TIME FOR A MAN CHECK?

We all know that it's common for men to skip the doctor until they become sick, injure themselves or are faced with a serious health problem.

See below some top men’s health tips:

Get routine health check ups

Just because you are healthy doesn't mean you're off the hook. Going to your GP for regular check-ups could just save your life. By keeping up with these appointments, your doctor can make sure you stay up to date with immunisations (Yes, they're for adults, too!) and important preventive health screenings. It also gives you a chance to talk about any health concerns or changes you may have noticed. Get to know your doctor and ensure they are aware of your family medical history and ask which screenings you might need.

Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet

Eating a diet that's low in fat, cholesterol, and salt, and packed with fresh fruits and vegetables (two cups of fruit per day; three cups of vegetables per day for men up to age 50 and two and a half cups for men aged 51 and over), whole grains and fibre can help improve your health, prevent heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

Keep active

Everyone gets busy and lives today are even more of a juggling act, dealing with long hours, busy family life etc. Try to get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week. Taking a walk, jogging, swimming and mowing the lawn all count. But don't just be a weekend sports warrior. Start slowly if you aren't normally active and gradually build up. No time? Research shows that even short bursts of physical activity—as few as 10 minutes of intense activity several times a day—can help men improve their health. Talk to your doctor about the right exercise program for you.

Reduce the booze

Drink alcohol in moderation. If you drink alcohol, limit your consumption to no more than two drinks per day. Try to have at least 2 alcohol free days and balance booze with having water in between.

Safety first

Think about safety in everything you do. Whether it's pulling out the whipper snipper, lifting heavy equipment, going for a bike ride or BBQing with the neighbours, your safety is key for you and your loved ones.

Keep healthy and safe for a more enjoyable and longer life!

When was the last time you saw your doctor?

Regular checks ups are necessary for men to protect themselves against injuries, illnesses and diseases that develop with age.

Getting to know your GP and getting advice can help identify any underlying health problems early.

Book an appointment today at one of our medical practices, delivering ‘high quality health care’ across the Central Coast.

4 practices delivering ‘high quality health care’ across the Central Coast:

Mariners Medical

Toukley Family Practice

Warnervale GP Superclinic

Tuggerah Medical Centre

 
Central Coast Holiday Parks Central Coast Holiday Parks Central Coast Holiday Parks Central Coast Holiday Parks

Recent News

The Bellbird Committee Hold Glitz & Glam Dinner Dance to Support Disadvantaged Children
The Bellbird Committee Hold Glitz & Glam Dinner Dance to Support Disadvantaged Children
The Bellbird Committee are a local Central Coast charity founded in 1976...
An Australian Premier Bonsai Event
An Australian Premier Bonsai Event
In conjunction with the Annual Show the Central Coast Bonsai Club is hosting...
A New Kind of Shakespeare is Coming to Sydney
A New Kind of Shakespeare is Coming to Sydney
This twenty-first century, modern day response to William Shakespeare’...
Wine By The Lake 2019
Wine By The Lake 2019
Driving to the Hunter Valley is an experience many of us look forward...
Traditional Dance, Hip-hop, and Comedy Unite to Explore Culture and Identity in My Urrwai by Ghenoa Gela
Traditional Dance, Hip-hop, and Comedy Unite to Explore Culture and Identity in My Urrwai by Ghenoa Gela
Ghenoa Gela is using her many talents as a dancer, comedian, actor, community...

What's New

First Aid Training
First Aid Training
Hand on Heart First Aid Pty Ltd

Have You Visited

Announcement
First Aid TrainingRegular courses in East Gosford call now. 0411735000. Travel for groupsCPR can save a life, don't put it off any longer.View Hand on Heart First Aid Pty Ltd »
Contact · Add Your Event · Submit News · Add Your Business · Privacy · Site Map · Website © 2006-2019 Stralia Web