Emphasis goes on men’s health
Eat well, work out and don’t smoke – those are the messages promoted by the Porirua Men United group leading up to Men’s Health Week this week.
The community initiative is led by a group of men from health, community and social providers in Porirua.
Events have included a Bothamley Park run, Crossfit, a State of Men quiz night at Norths club rooms and a Colonial Knob run last weekend.
Compass Health employee Paul Marshall said about 50 people had attended each event, and each had been a big success.
‘‘We are making good inroads for our first year at this,’’ he said.
‘‘We have always done things like this in isolation and we thought this year we would try to get some promotion for men’s health.
‘‘Rather than being the ambulance at the bottom, our message is how to prevent things.’’
Marshall said Men United wanted to make the promotion an annual thing.
The final event, a breakfast, is on Wednesday at 7am, at the Porirua Club.