This week celebrates Men’s Health Week and the focus is on building healthy habits.
Improving the health of men and boys can happen by making small changes and families have a huge role to play in encouraging good health.
A big part of that is around shared experiences like walking together, playing sport or even sharing healthy meals together.
Supporting boys and young men at schools and universities, can have such a positive influence, enabling opportunities for good health behaviour and focusing on their strengths, rather than self doubt.
I encourage community organisations to host a barbecue, a morning tea or a sporting event that invites conversation and becomes the link pin for men and boys to connect, trust and care about their own well-being and their mates.
It’s also a reminder for blokes to keep their health in check by visiting their GP, having regular blood pressure checks, testing for diabetes, bowel cancer and maintaining a healthy heart.
So come on…..let’s look out for ways to make a small healthy change, that could make a big difference, in years to come.