Mens Health Week in Australia 2017
Australian men are usually pretty blase about their health. But Men's Health Week (from 12 - 18 June 2017) is a perfect time to book in to see a GP for a checkup and discussion about any niggling health issues. You may get a perfect check, but you may also get an early warning about something more concerning.
In today’s society, men are more reluctant than women to take control of their health and wellbeing, which can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and preventable illness. Statistics show that in almost all areas of health, men have higher and younger mortality rates than women. Five men die each hour from conditions that are potentially preventable, and in 2006 more than 48,000 men developed diseases such as type 2 diabetes and even prostate cancer (now the most diagnosed cancer in Australia per year). The risk of these could have been reduced with a simple yearly check up by your GP.
It’s time to take a proactive role in maintaining your health and wellbeing. The Pit Stop Men’s Health Check focuses on general health and encouraging men to maintain their health (in the same way they maintain and service their vehicles) placing importance on regular ‘mechanical tune-ups’.
Depending on how you're feeling, a Men's Health Pit Stop could include a check up of your:
- Chassis (hip to waist ratio)
- Torsion (flexibility)
- Exhaust (smoking)
- Fuel additives (alcohol consumption)
- Oil Pressure (blood pressure)
- Spark Plugs (testicles)
- Duco (skin cancer)
- Extractor – (colorectal cancer)
- Shock absorbers (coping skills)
The Alive & Kicking Medical group includes three GP clinics across the coast with friendly and talented GPs in Mooloolaba, Brightwater and Currimundi/Meridan Plains/Caloundra. Appointments can be easily booked today by calling or booking online today at our clinics:
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