‘Hazardous Waist’ materials available to support Men’s Health Week

With Men’s Health Week 2017 set to kick off on 12 June, the Men’s Health Forum has released a range of materials to help spark conversations on the theme of ‘Hazardous Waists’.

As a recent P3 feature explained, this year’s event is focusing on the serious problem of abdominal obesity in men – which a recent study has confirmed as being a predictor of mortality.

The materials, which can be downloaded for free from the Men’s Health Forum shop, include posters, icons and graphics, as well as a ‘Hazardous Waist’ toolbox talk.

Men’s Health Forum chief executive Martin Tod said: “Men are more likely to be overweight, more likely to face health problems such as diabetes because they are overweight and less likely to get support to tackle their weight problems from health professionals. And when they are offered help, too many of the services they are offered don’t reflect the latest research and don’t meet their needs.

“Our goal for Men’s Health Week 2017 is to help more men take action to address their weight problems, but also to get more services in place that are designed to work for men.”

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