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General Health

Making sure you are fit and well helps you lead the busy lifestyle that a lot of men want, as juggling work with family commitments and social activities can sometimes take its toll.

Some people can be reluctant to seek advice about a health complaint, but there is no need to feel embarrassed, advice and support is available from local health professionals, pharmacists and GP’s, (just to name a few).

Making time for your health

Whatever stresses and strains life throws at you, make sure you leave some time for physical exercise. The adrenalin produced during exercise gives you energy and helps you unwind.

Exercise is good for your physical appearance as it helps to tone your muscles, but there are many more benefits to your health:

  • Strengthening your heart
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Giving you more energy
  • Keeping your brain alert
  • Helping to prevent strokes and bowel cancer
  • Helping you sleep

These are just some of the reasons why you should keep yourself active in your spare time.

GO Men’s Health Programme

GO offers men aged 16 and over from St Helens a free lifestyle check in a local community venue. This includes blood pressure and cholesterol testing, plus ideas about how to lead a healthier lifestyle. The service also directs men to a range of health improvement services.

St Helens MATCH (men and their children) have some really good groups across the area. Contact them for further information: Freephone 0800 952 9523 or email fis@sthelens.gov.uk

Men’s Health Forum

‘MHF’ is a charity that provides an independent authoritative voice for male health in England and Wales and tackles the issues and inequalities affecting the health and well-being of men and boys.

MHF’s vision is a future in which all boys and men in England and Wales have an equal opportunity to attain the highest possible level of health and well-being. www.menshealthforum.org.uk/

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