Men put their health in focus
Porirua Men United, a group of health, community, and social service providers, came together on June 3 to raise awareness and action on men’s health.
For two years the group has worked to hold a series of events leading up to Men’s Health Week.
Paul Marshall, from Porirua Men United, said the aim of the group was to encourage men to take a leadership role for improving the health of themselves and their families.
Key health messages include getting medical checks as advised, keeping active and eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight, being smokefree and reducing alcohol consumption.
The Laughing Samoans gave their support to the June 3 event and provided their original take on men’s health.
Porirua resident Collin Wallace discussed the importance of healthy living.
He had a stroke last year and told the 300-strong crowd that men had ‘‘to look after themselves and listen to their doctors’’.