Aileen from Lynch’s Pharmacy sent a reminder that Men’s Health Week is running up to Sunday – Fathers’ Day.
“All pharmacies are distributing the ‘Man Manuals’ and I have also decided to do free blood pressure checks for men for this week. Men are statistically not as good for women in keeping an eye on their health in general and Men’s Health Week provides that reminder,” said Aileen.
Ends on Fathers’ Day
Before Fathers’ Day
International Men’s Health Week always begins on the Monday before Fathers’ Day and ends on the day itself.
It is celebrated in most European countries, as well as in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and a number of other places worldwide.
The overall aims of MHW are to: Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages. Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities.
Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males. Each year, there is also a focus upon a specific theme. The theme for 2016 in Ireland is ‘Men United – for health and wellbeing’.
The week gives everyone including: health professionals, service providers, sporting bodies, community groups, employers, policy makers, the media, churches, individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to take better care of their health and to seek help or treatment at an early stage.
The Men’s Health Forum in Ireland coordinates activity on the island of Ireland and cooperates with other Men’s Health interests across Europe and further afield to mark this week.