LETTER: Drop the blokey image and check your health

We are all guilty of it; neglecting our health, but statistically it seems that more often than not it’s us blokes who do it the most.

We’ve got jobs to do, we’re out seeding until 3am or we’re working through the to do list from last month – we don’t have time to go into town for a doctor’s appointment, we hardly have time to check in with our mates.

Men’s Health Week is a reminder to make the time. Make the time for yourself, and make the time for your mates because we all know some of the toughest battles we face are often with ourselves.

Communities around our patch will get involved in free events this week, all promoting the health and wellbeing of men and boys and I urge you to get involved and support the men of your community, as well as yourself. Maybe even take Sunday off and spend it with the family?

It’s important to remember the reason we work as hard as we do, and take time to appreciate all the great things in our lives, our health is one of them that we can’t afford to lose.

So this week, check in with your mates, catch up with your dad, brother, son or neighbour, and go and book that appointment you’ve been putting off for months.

Make time this Men’s Health Week.

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