Men’s Health: Things every man should know and talk about

Did you know, that on average, men die six years younger than women? For the most part, they are for reasons that are largely preventable.

In short, it means, it doesn’t have to be this way.

November is often associated with Mens Health and to mark this, The Wider View took a look a few things every man should know about their health and how to improve the quality and length of their life.

These are spending time with people who make you feel good, talking and listening to each other, knowing the facts around cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery and working to improve physical fitness.

Our reporter Aaron McElroy has been talking to real men from the region, who’ve have been through the ups and downs of life and come out the other side.

John from Monaghan Crocus on his story as a cancer survivor, the importance of early diagnosis and seeking help, and the services that men might not know are available to them.

Leslie Crawford and Declan Sherry from Monaghan Joggernutts. A group of people around the 50 age bracket who are encouraged to keep fit and exercise in a social setting.

Aaron Hughes from Clones, who spoke about his recovery from suicide attempts and how he has found a way to control and look after his mental health.