Men’s health and wellbeing is important to address for the very reason that men often don’t seek out preventative health regimes as much as women. There is a tendency to let things go until they become a problem.
While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Several things work against them; they tend to smoke and drink more than women, they don't seek medical help as often as women and some men define themselves by their work, which can also add additional stress.
Many health problems that are shared by men and women, such as cardiovascular disease and some cancers, tend to affect men earlier in life. There are also certain conditions specific to men including prostate disorders, testicular problems and impotence.
In terms of coping mechanisms, society has different rules with regards to the way that men and women are supposed to express themselves. For example women tend to break down, let their emotions out, and discuss their stress with a friend. Afterwards, they feel better. Men tend to do this less and as a result internalise their stress, which only leads to stress building up inside, which can then affect them emotionally and affect their health.
Men are also four times more likely to commit suicide than women. Often, the family and friends have no idea that something was wrong. Rather than seeking the help of a professional or even talking to their friends, men often try to deal with depression on their own.
There are a range of different complementary health and alternative health areas that can be utilized, to avoid aches and pains, to keep emotional wellbeing or to reach a specific goal such as a marathon or a specific body weight. A man can find a healthy lifestyle that works specifically for him to keep fit, healthy and calm, amongst life’s stressors, by looking after his body, exercising and taking time for the occasional health ‘tune up’.
The following Personal Trainers work in collaboration with Practitioners at Sydney Essential Health to assist with treatment:
Sydney Essential Health is situated in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, 5 minutes walk from the centre of Bondi Junction and close to Woollahra, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Bellevue Hill, Paddington, Edgecliff, Randwick, Coogee and Bondi. Also only a quick train or bus ride from the city of Sydney and Sydney CBD. Click here for map and contact details.