City of Rockingham’s Men’s Health Week program encouraging men to get a check up

City of Rockingham’s Men’s Health Week program encouraging men to get a check up

MOST people know if you regularly service your car, boat or even lawnmower it can save big dollars on big problems later on.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the vehicle that we use to carry ourselves in we often make excuses or just plain forget until we get sick; particularly with men.

Rockingham men are encouraged to drop in for a pit stop to get their health back on track as part of the City of Rockingham’s Men’s Health Week program.

On June 13, men can get a simple health check and find out what services and activities are available for them in their local area.

But before our male readers tune out Mayor Barry Sammels said there would be great giveaways to entice them to at least have a look.

“We men have our cars serviced regularly, and we need to start doing the same for our bodies,” he said.

“Statistics show that more men die at every stage throughout the life course, more men have accidents, more men take their own lives and more men suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females at the same age,” he said.

“Meanwhile, men visit the doctor less, and the perception is that we don’t care about health or that health services are not well-prepared to interact with us effectively.”

The Men’s Pit Stop will be held from 5pm to 8pm at the Rockingham Rugby Union Football Club at the Lark Hill Sport Complex, Warnbro Avenue in Port Kennedy.

Bookings are not necessary so there is no excuse to not turn up.

Men’s Health Week runs from 12 to 18 June and this year’s theme is Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance, which aims to encourage men to take time out to pursue activities they enjoy.

“We want to help spread the message to local men that being healthy is more than exercising and eating well. It’s also about making the time to pursue the activities you enjoy, whether that’s connecting with mates, going to the park with the dog, or playing and watching sport,” Cr Sammels said.

For more information call the City on 9528 0333 or

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