04/08/14

More than 150 men across our region have been inspired to take charge of their health as the ‘It’s a bloke thing’ men’s health roadshow progresses across South West Queensland this week.

Goondiwindi Lions Club members with David Peachey

Goondiwindi Lions Club members with David Peachey

Guest speaker and men’s health expert, Associate Professor Craig Allingham has challenged blokes to make one single change to their lifestyle, starting now.

“Choose one simple item in your daily routine to change,” Craig said. “For example, move the remote control to the other end of the house, so that every time you need to change the channel you have to get up out of your seat and walk over to the TV. The next week, you might decide to limit yourself to only two beers with your mates on a Friday night. Small and manageable lifestyle changes can end up making a big difference to your overall health.”

Bonnie Teschner shares her story in Stanthorpe

Bonnie Teschner shares her story in Stanthorpe

Warwick resident Cliff Farrell came along to the session in Warwick on Wednesday. “Craig presents the topics in a very easy to understand way,” Cliff said. “We need more blokes to come along and hear this information.”

CEO of the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation Peter Rookas said that there has been an overwhelming response to the Men’s health roadshow. “We have more than doubled our attendance from the first roadshow last year, and people have contacted us from other areas in the region such as Miles, Wandoan and Millmerran requesting a men’s health information session in their towns as well. This is obviously a topic that is of great interest and benefit to communities right across South-West Queensland, so the Foundation is looking at how we can offer more of these men’s health information sessions in the coming year.”

via Toowoomba Hospital Foundation

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