Men’s Health Studies: A Mish Mash A combination of biology,anthropology,sociology and psychology……. And marketing
Men’s Health is a consumer item <ul><li>Sex….the juicier, the better </li></ul><ul><li>Strength……..muscle ( all types impo...
What should we really be talking about?
LIST YOUR 3 BIGGEST HEALTH CONCERNS  Which is our most important cause of death?
What behavior causes most health issues other than cardiovascular factors? <ul><li>Who is more depressed men or women? </l...
Illnesses  risk behavior <ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>C...
Men’s Concept of health <ul><li>Men view the term (health) as a means to an end. If our body functions, what will we use i...
Preventive strategy <ul><li>Less booze------< 2 units per day </li></ul><ul><li>More activity and diet control </li></ul><...
Golden rules <ul><li>1) don’t smoke </li></ul><ul><li>2) exercise moderately—30 mins. Daily, will boost cardiac function, ...
 
Last 2 rules <ul><li>4) weight control to decrease diabetes and hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy people, family and re...
A measure of our problems <ul><li>Longevity gap = 5-8 years </li></ul><ul><li>At all ages male mortality > women </li></ul...
A bit about nutrition <ul><li>More veggies </li></ul><ul><li>More whole grains </li></ul><ul><li>More fruit </li></ul><ul>...
 
Fitness <ul><li>Cardiorespiratory endurance </li></ul><ul><li>Muscular strength </li></ul><ul><li>Muscular endurance </li>...
ACSM basics for cardio <ul><li>Frequency 3-5 X/ week </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity –raise Heart rate 55-90% </li></ul><ul><l...
 
Strongest predictors of healthy aging and early or late mortality <ul><li>Alcoholism </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking (excess), ...
Perils of booze <ul><li>Genetics predicts poor health only if had early deaths </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise……… </li></ul><u...
 
Tenets of successful aging <ul><li>Enjoys life </li></ul><ul><li>Open to new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Helps others </li></u...
Healthy defenses <ul><li>Warm marriage </li></ul><ul><li>No alcohol abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Not heavy smoker </li></ul><ul...
Sum it up <ul><li>Screening </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Measure shortcomings </li></ul><ul><li>A man’s ...
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  1. 1. Men’s Health Studies: A Mish Mash A combination of biology,anthropology,sociology and psychology……. And marketing
  2. 2. Men’s Health is a consumer item <ul><li>Sex….the juicier, the better </li></ul><ul><li>Strength……..muscle ( all types important to men) </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness …6 pack </li></ul><ul><li>Style…. Exciting stuff and risky sports </li></ul><ul><li>And of course: What women want?? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What should we really be talking about?
  4. 4. LIST YOUR 3 BIGGEST HEALTH CONCERNS Which is our most important cause of death?
  5. 5. What behavior causes most health issues other than cardiovascular factors? <ul><li>Who is more depressed men or women? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this a fair question? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Illnesses risk behavior <ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>Cancers:lung, colon, prostate </li></ul><ul><li>Testicular cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual health/ STIs </li></ul><ul><li>Self-report sickness </li></ul><ul><li>Unsafe sex </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Weight control </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Inactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma, violence </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring B.P., glucose, diet, cholesterol </li></ul>
  7. 7. Men’s Concept of health <ul><li>Men view the term (health) as a means to an end. If our body functions, what will we use it for? </li></ul><ul><li>Young men view health in terms of physical strength and fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Young women view health in terms of energy, vitality and coping. </li></ul><ul><li>At all ages, men answer with less detail, and with less support and bond formation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Preventive strategy <ul><li>Less booze------< 2 units per day </li></ul><ul><li>More activity and diet control </li></ul><ul><li>No smoking </li></ul><ul><li>More and healthier relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Better mating strategy ( not only hooking up) </li></ul><ul><li>Less risky behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Physician visits </li></ul>
  9. 9. Golden rules <ul><li>1) don’t smoke </li></ul><ul><li>2) exercise moderately—30 mins. Daily, will boost cardiac function, decrease weight, LDLs and blood glucose </li></ul><ul><li>3) Eat heart healthy </li></ul><ul><li>less butter and most margarines </li></ul><ul><li>Less red meat and fat sources from animals </li></ul><ul><li>More beans , vegetable and fruit sources </li></ul><ul><li>More whole grains and fiber </li></ul>
  10. 11. Last 2 rules <ul><li>4) weight control to decrease diabetes and hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy people, family and relationships </li></ul>
  11. 12. A measure of our problems <ul><li>Longevity gap = 5-8 years </li></ul><ul><li>At all ages male mortality > women </li></ul><ul><li>Our risks are higher,due to our testosterone level </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on CVD disease and behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Rate of alcohol abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Rate of alcohol dependence </li></ul><ul><li>Aging poorly > 15 yrs. Chronic illness </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma men (16-34 yrs. Have 2X more accidents than women </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide age strata </li></ul>
  12. 13. A bit about nutrition <ul><li>More veggies </li></ul><ul><li>More whole grains </li></ul><ul><li>More fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Protein from non animal products </li></ul><ul><li>Fish? </li></ul><ul><li>soy/? </li></ul><ul><li>alcohol </li></ul>
  13. 15. Fitness <ul><li>Cardiorespiratory endurance </li></ul><ul><li>Muscular strength </li></ul><ul><li>Muscular endurance </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Body composition </li></ul><ul><li>Is it cosmetic or health related? </li></ul><ul><li>Morbidity or mortality? </li></ul><ul><li>66-80% Americans don’t exercise </li></ul><ul><li>30 mins./day on 3 days/week a minimum </li></ul>
  14. 16. ACSM basics for cardio <ul><li>Frequency 3-5 X/ week </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity –raise Heart rate 55-90% </li></ul><ul><li>Duration 20-60 minutes/day </li></ul><ul><li>Mode of activity (large muscle groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Progression from initial-  improvement to maintenance </li></ul>
  15. 18. Strongest predictors of healthy aging and early or late mortality <ul><li>Alcoholism </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking (excess), smoking, lack of meaningful and productive relationships shorten life. </li></ul>
  16. 19. Perils of booze <ul><li>Genetics predicts poor health only if had early deaths </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise……… </li></ul><ul><li>Predictive factors were personal---weight,booze,exercise,social contacts and COPING strategy </li></ul>
  17. 21. Tenets of successful aging <ul><li>Enjoys life </li></ul><ul><li>Open to new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Helps others </li></ul><ul><li>Graceful about dependency </li></ul><ul><li>Humor </li></ul><ul><li>Accepts what has been </li></ul>
  18. 22. Healthy defenses <ul><li>Warm marriage </li></ul><ul><li>No alcohol abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Not heavy smoker </li></ul><ul><li>Not over weight </li></ul><ul><li>Mature defenses </li></ul><ul><li>Some exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Most important are </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>exercise </li></ul>
  19. 23. Sum it up <ul><li>Screening </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Measure shortcomings </li></ul><ul><li>A man’s idea of health </li></ul><ul><li>True health or simply extended morbidity </li></ul><ul><li>Risk taking </li></ul><ul><li>Do better </li></ul>
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