Men’s Health

This may be a very stereotypical day for a middle aged male but I think there maybe several aspects of this scenario that resonate with most Australian blokes.   It’s 5am, the sun is yet to rise but 45 year old Trevor is starting his day. He rolls out of bed feeling like he could have slept for another 8 hours and gets dressed. Eating breakfast is not a priority for him, he needs to be at work by 5.30am. It’s now 10.30am, before Trevor has his first meal of the day and the food truck has just pulled up, feeling famished Trevor...

Want to move more but not sure where to start?   Have no fear, we have put together the guide to get you on the road to a longer, happier and healthier life. Click on the image below!   Take the Exercise Right quiz to find out how to Exercise Right for your uniqueness.   ...

*Warning lots of stereotypes and generalisations in this blog!   When you think of yoga and Pilates, or stretching in general, what sex do you associate with them? We would guess that most would say female. Rightly or wrongly this is pretty accurate. Exercise Right asked five Accredited Exercise Physiologists what exercise their male clients enjoy the most and each one of them said the same thing – strength or generally using weights. Why do men ignore stretching and flexibility exercises? Perhaps it is because they are not seen as masculine enough compared to traditional exercises. One thing you need to know is that stretching and...

It’s an incredibly terrible fact to know that suicide is in the top ten causes for death among Australian men, and it’s a statistic that shows no sign of slowing.   If you would like more information on this, or would like to speak to immediate support contact Beyond Blue. We all know that exercise is good for our bodies, but do we actually take the time to think about how physical exercise can make us feel stronger mentally. Take the Exercise Right quiz to find out how to Exercise Right for your uniqueness. Why Exercise Is So Important for Men’s Mental Health?   Exercise helps our...

So you try and complete some kind of exercise everyday - fantastic! You enjoy nothing more than to get the blood pumping and the sweat flowing, but do you know what signs to look out for when things go wrong?   We spoke to an accredited exercise physiologist who gave us a low down on the key signs to keep an eye out for. 6 Exercise Warning Signs You Need To Be Aware Of   1. Chest Pain This may not be your 'usual' movie type of chest pain. Pain can occur not only in your chest but also in your arms, shoulders, neck, jaw and back....

We recently undertook a survey of our exercise experts and they were asked a simple question:What do you find to be the most common excuses among male clients for not exercising?   Out of the six options we provided for them, there were two clear stand outs (we use the word stand out loosely!)   Lack of Motivation 68% We have a WINNER – yes, lack of motivation was the top dog with a total of 68%. We all know motivation can be the biggest issue when it comes to getting up and out. When moving around isn’t as easy as it was we don’t...

Research shows that extra kilos mean a shorter life for men. It’s time to start turning back the clock and here are some tips!   Take the Exercise Right quiz to find out how to Exercise Right for your uniqueness. 1. First measure your waist. It should be no bigger than half your height, according to research by City University London. If it’s within this healthy limit you should live to the average life expectancy. If not, for every extra few centimetres, you face losing months or even years of life. 2. Cut down on alcohol. It is calorie-loaded and contributes to the development of “moobs”...