Merimbula Men’s Shed and Merimbula Rotary have teamed up to encourage men to check their engine.
“Men are usually quite fastidious about maintaining their motor vehicles with regular services not being missed. They realize what the implications of poor maintenance can be,” Men’s Shed member Peter Ayling said.
“Yet when it comes to looking after the most important piece of machinery – themselves – men can often overlook the annual medical checkup and preventative maintenance which may lead to dire consequences later on.”
At the Pambula Motorfest on Saturday, September 24, the two clubs will work together to host a friendly Men’s Health Check titled Spanner in the Works, which will ask men, ‘When was your last Service?’
The program is not about telling men what to do, but sets out some things they can do to improve their health and the chances of a longer and happier life.
Each check with a volunteer Health Worker takes about 15 minutes and includes assessment of diabetes risk, emotional wellbeing, blood pressure and waist measurement as well as some reminders about keeping on top of issues like exercise levels, cholesterol, skin checks and bowel cancer testing.
At the end of each check, men will be provided with a summary of their discussion including four key achievable recommendations to improve their health.
All participants will be in with a chance to win a $200 Tool Box donated by Mitre 10.
On Monday Merimbula Rotary donated $1000 to the Men’s Shed to ensure this program goes ahead.
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