After identifying a major gap in available research into men’s health in Queensland, My health for life recently undertook a study of its own to determine what the State’s men think about health and their lifestyle habits.
Nearly half of Queensland’s adult men are unhappy with their bodies, a new study has found.
Research, undertaken by the Queensland Government-funded lifestyle program My health for life, also revealed that one in four men frequently feel anxious or depressed.
Despite this, program director Lyn Hamill said Queensland men over-estimate how healthy they are – and this is a problem.
Talks are underway with Apunipima Cape York Health Council, Cape and Torres Hospital and Health Service, newly formed Torres Health Indigenous Corporation and Alliance partners Northern QLD PHN and Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council about the My health for life program being delivered in the Cape and Torres Strait this year.
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This is our last stakeholder newsletter for 2018 and we want to say a massive thank you for your support. We are grateful for how the community, health sector and business has rallied together to make My health for life the success it is, particularly the participants who have put their faith in the program.
Since the beginning of my ‘My health for life journey’ I have felt significant benefits, particularly increased self-confidence. I am now more attuned to my body, enabling me to change life-long habits. I was well supported within the program and through discussions with my group, felt empowered to at first make small lifestyle changes then larger adjustments without pressure. I realise this is a life-long journey…