June 15st - 21st was Men’s Health Week. I know, we’re now past it, but the reality is that your health isn’t important for just that week, it’s an opportunity to recognise the importance of taking care of the many aspects involved in living a healthy and happy life and also to celebrate the great men in our life past and present, famous celebrities and family and friends.
Men’s Health and the Importance of a Big Picture Approach
A big part of men’s health week was and is taking a look at the underlying issues that lead to inequality in health quality both mental and physical between the sexes. The statistics aren’t great guys, you really need to focus on upping your game, I believe.
There are lots of factors involved in overall health so I wanted to think of some solutions to help men take charge of the different elements.
What are Some Health Solutions?
Having an outlet where men can speak freely and openly about what issues and stresses they are facing in their day today. There’s no excuse any more, there’s so many organisations ready to help as this is normal, Beyond Blue, just to name one
Making exercise a regular part of your life
Maintaining a balanced diet
Enjoying alcohol within moderation
Taking some time for yourself to pursue hobbies, spend time with friends and recharge your batteries
Being able to take a step back once in a while to see where are things are working for you and where they aren’t and adjust accordingly
Outsourcing; Yes of course, Cleaning services, Lawn mowing, Pool services...just like your female partners/wives/girlfriends/mothers/Aunts/Grandmothers you can’t do it all and why would you want too.
Some Australian born celebrity men worth celebrating alongside our great men in our lives are;
Errol Flynn, the Aussie born actor who shone in the Golden Age of Hollywood including a role as Robin Hood. I’m sure he had a housekeeper or two through the years. I also was totally unaware that he was an Aussie, did you know?
Australia’s own Robin Hood the infamous Ned Kelly was one of Australia’s last bushranger’s and became an Australian icon following his story and famous last words, “Such is Life”. We can be sure that cleaning wasn’t high on his list of priorities.
Robert (Bob) Irwin, founder of the now infamous Australia Zoo and father to Steve Irwin. Not sure, what do you think does Bob look like a person who'd outsource? He certainly does with regards to help running his Wildlife centre, Camp Chilli.