Motrocycle Ride For Mens Health

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Short notice but...............This coming sunday


Motorbike Ride for Men's HealthEvent date: Sunday 19th February, 2012 - 10:00 am Event type: Craft Held by: (See below for details) Event Description: Join the annual Freemason's Motorbike ride for Men's Health from start locations both north and south of Adelaide, enjoy a scenic ride up to the Adelaide Hills, ending at the National Motor Museum in Birdswood.

Fast facts from:

Fast facts:http://spinneypress.com.au/books/mens-health-and-wellbeing/

  • Australian men are more likely to get sick from serious health problems, such as cancer, than Australian women. Their mortality (death) rate is also much higher. The poor health status of Australian men is complicated by the fact that men are more likely than women to shy away from medical treatment of any kind. The lack of health awareness and unwillingness to adopt a healthier lifestyle also disadvantages men
  • One out of every six Australian men suffers from depression at any given time.
  • Depressed men are twice as likely as depressed women to abuse alcohol and drugs.
  • The suicide rate for males aged between 15 and 24 years has tripled in the past three decades.
  • Between 15 and 39, less than 75% of men visit a doctor once a year, compared to 80-90% of women.
  • Over the age of 40, mens visits to the doctor increase but by this age they often have chronic disease.
  • Men also have shorter consultations with doctors, and fewer problems are managed at each encounter with their GP.
  • When men do go to their doctor, they often dont talk about what is really bothering them.
  • On average, men die six years earlier than women.
  • After the first year of life, the death rate for boys is 35% higher than girls.
  • 50% of men in Australia are overweight, compared to one third of women.
  • Men are more likely than women to have heart disease and cancer.
  • Around twice as many men die of skin cancer than women.
  • In people under 65 years of age, cigarette smoking causes around 40% of deaths in men, compared to 20% of deaths in women.
  • Men are more likely to die, or be seriously injured as a result of road accidents, falls, drowning, accidents at work, or violence. Men are also more likely to die of alcohol abuse.
  • Men are 3 times more likely to commit suicide than women.
  • A July 2005 survey of almost 6000 Australian men over the age of 40 found that 70% of those who had experienced erectile dysfunction had not sought advice from a health professional it ... [but] erectile dysfunction can be the first sign of heart disease and diabetes and there are important reasons why men should talk to their doctor about it.
  • The recommended ages for health tests for men are: 20 years of age blood pressure, cholesterol (and every 5 years thereafter; or 2-3 years or sooner if problems detected); 35 start regular check-up every couple of years; Type 2 diabetes (annual check every year thereafter for high-risk groups); 50 bowel cancer (annually thereafter)
  • Indigenous males have a lower life expectancy, poorer health and higher incarceration rates than other Australian males. They are exposed to many health risk factors and stressors across their life span.
  • Life expectancy for Indigenous males at birth for 1996-2001 is estimated to be around 60 years around 17 years less than for males in the total Australian population (77 years).
  • Regular physical activity is a low priority to at least one third of Australian men. Those aged between 30 and 50 years are often not very physically active because they are busy with work and family commitments. Lack of physical activity is linked to a range of health problems including obesity, heart disease and some forms of cancer.
  • If you have a medical condition, are overweight, are over 40 years of age or havent exercised regularly for a long time, see your doctor for a check-up, advice and support before increasing your physical activity levels.
  • Testicular cancer is not a very common form of cancer, but it is one of the most common cancers in males aged between 15 and 45 years.
  • An AIHW report showed there was a 42% increase in the number of prostate-specific antigen or PSA tests in the four years to 2006. This in turn led to a two-thirds increase in the number of men having their prostates removed.
  • Each year in Australia, 2,900 men die of prostate cancer equal to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Around 18,700 new cases are diagnosed in Australia every year.
  • 73% of transport-related deaths are among men 33% of whom are between 15 and 34. Young men aged 20 to 24 are seven times more likely to die in traffic accidents than women of the same age.
  • Overall, suicide is on the decline but remains second only to falls as the most common cause of injury-related deaths. In 79% of cases, the victims are male. At the highest risk are 30-34-year-olds rates are nearly five times more than women of the same age (AIHW, 2003-04).
  • 73% of all assault cases perpetrated are against men, with the highest rates among 20-24-year-olds nearly four times the rate in women the same age. Male murder rates are twice as high as those for women.


Beer God
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Jeez, after reading that list it would seem to be a much healthier option to be a women.

Maybe I'll have a sex change :lol:


Brew your own beer, you'll save money.
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I'll leave the demonstrations and hand-wringing to the cruiser riders, methinks.


Le roi est mort..
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I'm doing my bit for mens health (actually, my own) by never attending mass group rides rife with Rossi wanabees and pirate lookalikes with rudimentary riding skills.
Been there, done that. Never again.

And besides, a cursory glance at that list would suggest we bring it on ourselves anyway. So **** us, we deserve it.

Further more, I'm a miserable KTM riding c**t and would probably spoil someones day by pointing out the irony of riding a motorcycle whilst promoting men's health.

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