Physical activity is central to men’s health. Being active helps reduce men’s risk of a wide range of common health issues including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and poor mental health.
However, the majority of men (7 in 10) do not meet the recommended weekly guidelines for physical activity and so getting more men moving has significant potential as a vehicle for improving men’s health.
As sport and physical exercise are popular features of Aussie male culture, they can also provide a useful, strength-based pathway for engaging with men, with the added benefit of creating opportunities to build men’s social networks.
In this series of online events, we will look at the evidence that links physical activity to better health outcomes for men. We’ll find out about some great projects that are working to improve men’s health through sport and exercise and we’ll focus on the actions that Government can take to increase men’s physical activity through policies and programs. (Photo credit; Mens Talk Au)
Date: Tuesday 6 June
Time: 10am - 11am
Do you want to give a talk on the importance of exercise and health to a group of men in your community or workplace? Then this online workshop is for you.
Men's Health Week (12-18 June 2023) is a great opportunity to talk about men's health and this year's theme is Healthy Habits.
To mark the occasion, the Australian Men's Health Forum has launched a new Know Your Man Facts toolkit focused on exercise and men's health. Get the toolkit.