Men’s Health Week 11-17 June
More men worry about their body shape and appearance – beer bellies, "man boobs" or going bald – than women do about how they look, according to research reported by The Guardian recently. The survey further revealed that men have high levels of anxiety about their bodies and that some resort to compulsive exercise, strict diets, laxatives or making themselves sick in an attempt to lose weight or achieve a more toned physique. 23% said concerns about their appearance had deterred them from going to the gym.
Men’s Health Week focuses on the physical and mental health to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease amongst men and boys. Much emphasis is on regular exercise that carries the following benefits:
- improve mood, stamina and sex life
- healthier physically and mentally
- more energy
- helps reduce weight
- strengthen bones
- increase blood circulation
- decrease the risk of heart disease and prostrate cancer
Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand as the male health and grooming industry has increased significantly over the years with services and treatments such as personal fitness training, men’s waxing, facial for men, manicure and pedicure for men and a wide range of calming and holistic massages. So there’s really every excuse to look good and feel good.
Father’s Day 17 June
Founded in American back in 1910, Father’s Day is now an international establishment celebrated on various days throughout the calendar according to the country. How and whenever it is celebrated, here are a few notable quotes from around the world in recognition of fatherhood, parental bonds, and the influence father’s have in society:
“The greatest thing a father can do to his children is to love their mother.” - Anjaneth Garcia
“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” - Bill Cosby
“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.” - Sigmund Freud
“Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” - Reed Markham, American educator
"A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither." - Marlene Dietrich
"Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad." - Anne Geddes
Happy Father’s Day!