About Men’s Health Week

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Every three hours one New Zealand man dies of a preventable illness. This has got to change and the good news is that you can change it! Challenge your mates this Men’s Health Week to get proactive and complete for the best health score. It’s simple, quick, free and here, simply go to www.menshealthweek.co.nz.

Get a free men’s Pit Stop Health Check at participating Unichem or Life Pharmacy. Bring in your completed survey so you can talk to your pharmacist about your results and get a free blood pressure check too! Your pharmacist can also make further recommendations to you on how to look after your health. Waiting could cost you the race!

Small steps to big changes. Healthy eating and just 30 minutes of daily exercise can prevent some cancers, depression, type 2 diabetes and increase your overall wellness. Build your healthy foundations by reducing portion sizes, fats, salt sugar and alcohol and see how much better you feel for it! If you are stressed or your diet is not up to scratch a multivitamin can help.

Each year a different cause is highlighted through Men’s Health Week and this year we have selected heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and men are more at risk of a heart attack than women.

Heart Disease is New Zealand’s Biggest Killer

  • Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease. Many of the deaths are premature and preventable
  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and includes heart, stroke and blood vessel disease
  • 172,000 people are living with heart disease – that’s one in 20 New Zealand adults. For more information about heart disease visit https://www.heartfoundation.org.nz
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