The answer is long-term conditions (LTCs). The number of people with multiple LTCs is expected to increase by a million in the next three years. Already over half of men have at least one LTC.
Heard of a JSNA? Course you haven’t. Trouble is it seems a lot of councils are unaware of their purpose too.
Chewing the fat with the very funny John Ryan on a new Men’s Health Forum podcast:
As the Forum publishes its latest man manual Eat. Drink. Don’t Diet, comedian John Ryan shares his philosophy on refueling. It’s all about chips, cheese and the dangers of leaving shopping bags unattended in a house full of teenagers. So exciting, you won’t be able to eat!
The aim of Eat. Drink. Don’t Diet was to write the first book about food and diet that men would actually bother reading from cover to cover.
A brand new Man MOT podcast features me discussing how to beat stress and anger with the very funny comedian John Ryan:
The Men’s Health Forum’s Beat Stress and Anger clinic is the offspring of its Man MOT chat to a GP service and the new man manual Beat Stress, Feel Better. In the pod, John’s very funny and I say ‘yeah’ a lot.
There’s also an earlier pod with John and I discussing John’s experiences of using Man MOT.
It’s one of the classic conundrums of men’s health – two thirds of men are overweight or obese but only 10-30% of those on weight-loss programmes are men. This is true regardless of who runs the programme: commercial company, local authority or charity, they all struggle.
How do you live with a long-term health condition? Tips from the men who know.
The Men’s Health Forum have launched a manifesto outlining the changes it thinks will improve men’s health.
I saw Downfall on the telly the other day which reminded me of all those excellent spoofs of its most famous scene. It’s a bit of an old meme but a goodie. (Do people really use the word meme? Apart from in France of course.)
I thought it would be a great way to advertise the Men’s Health Forum’s brilliant Man MOT text chat service which we’ve been developing in Haringey for the last year. For all sorts of reasons, I doubt we’ll be permitted to use it (!) but it was great fun to do.
Mental health is, for me, the key to all health. The Men’s Health Forum has long produced fantastic little A5 health booklets in partnership with the publishers Haynes called first mini-manuals and now man manuals. This is the first one of those that I have edited and designed.