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Celebrating Men’s Health Week | Our Approach to Wellbeing

6 Jun 2024

Men’s Health Week is here, providing the perfect opportunity to focus on the health and wellbeing of the men and boys in our communities. This week is about more than raising awareness; it’s about empowering every man to take control of both their physical and mental health. Let’s dive into some essential tips and insights from Luke Scali, Coordinator of Health and Fitness at Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre, and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). 

Embrace Your Journey 

Stop comparing yourself to others. Everyone is on their own path and timeline and that’s okay. Comparison can diminish your achievements and steal your joy. Focus on your progress and celebrate your milestones, no matter how small they may seem.  

Get Social 

When we make fitness social, we reduce the intimidation factor and make working out more enjoyable. Surround yourself with people who support and motivate you. Why not try a new group class at your gym, unwind with friends at yoga, or join a sports team? 

Find Your Joy 

Research shows that enjoying the exercise you’re doing makes you more likely to stick with it. You don’t have to lift weights if that’s not your thing. Focus on activities that feel fun. Whether that’s playing cricket, surfing, hitting the gym, or dancing it out, do what works for you and your body. 

Don’t Be Afraid of Failure 

Failure isn’t a bad thing. It provides valuable lessons and tools for improvement. Allow yourself to fail and learn from it.  

Support Your Mental Health 

Exercise is proven to help improve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. Post-exercise, you’ll also likely see a decrease in muscle tension, helping you to feel more relaxed. ESSA also recommends using exercise to start important conversations with friends. Try discussing how you’re feeling and checking in with friends during a leisurely kick of the football or while on a hike. 

Remember, true health encompasses both your physical and mental wellbeing. Take time to reflect, make positive changes, and support others in their health journeys.  

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