Warrnambool Men's Shed is reminding men their 'annual service' is due this Men's Health Week using health initiative Spanner in the Works?
Running from June 10-16, Spanner in the Works? is part of a wider Australian Men's Shed Association (AMSA) movement to educate men on proactive health approaches.
The fun initiative likens the human body to a vehicle or a piece of machinery that needs maintenance.
"It brings to attention the importance of having checkups and looking after your general health," Warrnambool Men's Shed president Max McKean said.
"We get a lot of blokes that come up that might be suffering a bit of anxiety and will often want to talk about it.
"During the year we have people come up from the hospital and have talks about what's going on, everything from prostate to getting regular blood pressure checkups."
Most blokes understand the consequences of poor vehicle maintenance and are usually quite particular about maintaining their machinery, said AMSA executive officer David Helmers.
He said when it comes to looking after their most important piece of machinery - themselves - men often overlook preventative maintenance and an annual service.
"There's still a great deal of stigma around many men's health issues," Mr Helmers said.
"Men's Health Week is an opportunity for us to encourage men to take notice and play an active part in maintaining good health and wellbeing."
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