National Men's Health WeekMonday, 11 June, 12:20 PM » Sunday, 17 June, 12:20 PM
This week (11-17 June) is National Men's Health Week.
You might be asking yourself "Why a whole week for just men's health?" To answer that:
A boy born in Australia in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78.0 years while a baby girl born at the same time could expect to live to 82.3 years old. Right from the start, boys suffer more illness, more accidents and die earlier than their female counterparts.
Men take their own lives at four times the rate of women (that's five men a day, on average). Accidents, cancer and heart disease all account for the majority of male deaths.
So, take some time this week to have a think about your health and what it means to you. Make an appointment, see a GP, take some time to think about yourself.
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