Its time to get serious about our health and I am talking to you big fella!

This week is Men’s Health Week and as we approach Father’s Day this Sunday it’s time to check your own health, but also to nag your Dad and make sure your Uncles, Brothers and friends are checking  their health too.

I have worked in the recruitment industry for the last 24 years and one of the key sectors we supply to is the Security Industry.

It’s an amazing industry to be associated with and In 2021 there were 172,900 employed as Security Guards in the UK with the industry employing around half a million and contributing £7billion to the British GDP.

This industry remains male dominated with only 9% of qualified security offices being women.

How Covid affected men’s health in the Security industry!

I was shocked to read a report published in January 2021 by the ONS, Male Security Guards had one of the highest death rates with 93.4 deaths per 100,000 from Covid 19.

But why is that and could they have done anything about it?

A report commissioned by Corps Security in 2020 shone a light on some of the reasons. Visit this article to find out more.

Men’s Health in general has suffered over the pandemic and it’s time for that to change, especially in an industry so dominated by men.

Here are some scary facts that we can’t continue to ignore:

  • 1 in 5 men die before they are 65
  • 4 out of 5 suicides are men
  • Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 49
  • Men aged between 18 and 45 are less likely to visit their GP than a woman
  • 67% of men are overweight or obese.
  • Men are more likely to smoke
  • Men are drinking more than is recommended and often to dangerous levels
  • And if a man does go to see a therapist its likely to be at the point of crisis.

#MensHealthWeek2022 How can we get involved?

Share this link, there are 7 checks you can do at home that could make a massive difference, in some cases it could be about getting beyond 65!

It’s simple

  1. Check your pulse rate
  2. Get on the scales
  3. Are you having problems in the bedroom?
  4. How often are you peeing?
  5. How are you feeling in general?
  6. Get your blood pressure checked

Come on, lets start looking out for each other.

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