Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sixty five is the new 50 for men!

Depression rates in the old man can be half those of women. Also, whilst the old-old man probably reflects the expectations of a society and age now passing, the next generation have no excuses not to get involved in life.

Successful ageing is partly to do with retirement planning and the ability to reorientate expectations and life goals.

Visit War Memorial Hospital for a free seminar on 5th March 2012:

The seminar covers a health checklist, men's shed , volunteering and exercise

Have a look here for more details:

Tips for Men to Stay Healthy as they age:

- Have your blood pressure checked every 2 years

- Men over age 34 should have their cholesterol checked every 5 years

- People between ages 50 and 75 should be screened for colorectal cancer.

- Go to the dentist every year for an exam and cleaning

- If you have vision problems, continue to have an eye exam every 2 years

- You should receive a flu vaccine every year

- Check height and weight yearly.

source: recognises the growing problems in men’s health such as loneliness and depression and aims to provide support to men in need of help arising from mental illness or other debilitating illnesses

Find out if you are testosterone deficient:


JUNE 11-17: - Men's health Week - Get Involved -

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