Actively Supporting Men's Health and Wellbeing


Men live shorter lives than women and men in socially deprived areas live shorter lives than the better off. For instance, if you travel east from Westminster to Canning Town on the Jubilee Line, male life expectancy drops by eight years – one year per station! These variations are visible in almost every area in the country, not just in the stereotypical areas of the old heavy industries in the North and Midlands.

You may not be able to help where you live, but hopefully this website will help you focus on what makes men unhealthy and kills them prematurely.

If you have read the whole website, you will have realised there is a common theme that links so many of these key conditions together.

The conclusions are therefore simple:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t drink excessively
  • Maintain a normal weight
  • Eat plenty of fruit and veg and reduce the proportion of red meat
  • Exercise – 20 minutes vigorous exercise a day works wonders
  • Check your testicles below age 50
  • Check your prostate above age 50

Treat your body like a good car; service it regularly and you are less likely to break down in the fast lane.