This year, Men's Health Week (13-19 June) is encouraging men everywhere to give themselves an MOT.
As COVID has been the main health concern for us all over the past two years, it’s meant that other serious conditions have taken a back seat. For example, diagnoses of early stage cancer in England fell by 33% in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with Macmillan estimating that around 50,000 of us have missed a cancer diagnosis during the pandemic which could seriously impact long-term health and prognoses.
But it’s not just cancer that we need to think about. There are a range of other chronic conditions that men need to keep in mind such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, as well as mental conditions such as stress and depression.
Why get a health check?
We know that eating well, exercising, and generally leading a healthy lifestyle can certainly reduce the risk of illness, but this does not completely prevent issues from developing. Besides, who of us can claim to lead such a virtuous lifestyle?
A decent health check, (or MOT), is a way of knowing not just how you are now, but looking at ways to reduce the risk of illnesses in the future.
Numerous studies have shown that men are less likely to see their GP or health professional than women are. And this goes back to way before the pandemic.
Research commissioned by Gillette, in partnership with the Movember Foundation, found that:
- nearly one in five men think they’re healthy and therefore don’t have to worry
- 35% won’t talk to others about their health concerns
- A quarter of men don’t see their GP because they don’t have the time
Additionally, a study by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) found that:
- men are much less likely than women to take advantage of primary care services, including community pharmacies
- nearly nine in ten men do not like to trouble a doctor or pharmacist unless they have a serious problem
Again one of the main reasons was time related. The research showed that men are twice as likely as women to have a full-time job and are more than three times more likely to work over 45 hours per week, making getting to a surgery or pharmacy more difficult.
Making time for your health
This Men’s Health, we want to make it even easier for men to take control of their health. That’s why we’re offering every single man a FREE CARDIOSCAN CONSULTATION THIS WEEK ONLY.
Cardioscan performs a risk check, determines your individual stress level based on heart rate variability, shows your fitness level and gives individual training pulse recommendations. We’ll analyse:
- Resting Pulse
- Stress Check
- Cardio Fitness Level
- Risk Check
- Training Range
Our cardioscan is a type of body composition scan that we can perform here at NADclinic. The machines we use are state of the art, cutting edge technology that aren’t readily available throughout the UK. We provide a 360-degree view of fitness and health using data from our various machines and our intelligent software creates personalised plans from the values measured.
This Men’s Health Week it’s time to take control of your health and book yourself in for your own personal MOT.
To book your body composition scan, give the clinic a call today.