Men's health under review

IN a week when the supremely fit men of league defend the honour of their origin, men’s health researchers at the University of Western Sydney say all Australian blokes could boost their own wellbeing by just watching the game at home with mates and playing a bit of local sport at weekends.

The State of Origin showcases some of Australia’s best male athletes in action and highlights the importance of physical fitness, training, good health and team work to achieve goals. Unfortunately, Australian males still face a life expectancy five years shorter than females, but taking cues from elite and amateur sportsmen alike, there are some simple measures blokes can take to improve their health and wellbeing.

“Footy provides the opportunity to hang out with friends which can be a great way to boost your wellbeing. The camaraderie helps to strengthen social connections which are essential to good health,” Dr Neil Hall from the University of Western Sydney said.


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