Men’s Health Week (MHW) is designed to give all boys and men access to the information, services and treatment they need to live healthier, longer and more fulfilling lives. Last year MHW focused on raising awareness of how men were being impacted by Covid-19 and the after-effects of the pandemic. This year the theme is to highlight the importance of taking stock of your overall health and give yourself an MOT now that the worst of Covid-19 is over.
More than 2 in 5 men (43%) say they regularly feel worried or low, an increase from 37% in 2009. To all the men struggling with their mental health, we’re here for you this #MensHealthWeek (and every other week.) 💙
Here are some excellent books to help you on your way:
📚 This Book Could Help: The Men’s Head Space Manual – Techniques and Exercises for Living by Rotimi Akinsete and MIND
📚 Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
📚 Reinventing Masculinity: The Liberating Power of Compassion and Connection by Edward M. Adams, PsyD and Ed Frauenheim
📚 Happy Mind, Happy Life: 10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Day by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
📚 Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
📚 Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
📚 How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, MD
📚 Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
📚 The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
📚 A Field Guide to Men’s Health: Eat Right, Stay Fit, Sleep Well, and Have Great Sex–Forever by Jesse N. Mills, MD
📚 Black Men and Depression: Saving Our Lives, Healing Our Families and Friends by Dr John Head
📚 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
Check out the book club talk on Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.
And we talked about Bill Bryson’s The Body in episode 58 of the podcast.