Can you find your inter-gluteal cleft? Or point to your olecranon? Of course not, you’re like most men when it comes to health, you don’t know your a*se from your elbow. But don’t worry, those are the last medical terms you’ll find in this manual.
Since prevention is always better than cure, there are no descriptions of disease, no threats or grim warnings, just a lot of stuff that will help you to be healthier. Easy-going, quick wins for a longer, happier life.
To be fair, we are living longer anyway. But there’s a catch. Although male life-expectancy at birth is now close to 80, on average only 63 of those years will be in good health. That’s one fifth of your life in poor health. The aim of this manual is to help you live as many healthy and happy years as possible. It's for men who are interested in their health and wellbeing. And all men who are not.
Author: Jim Pollard is a freelance editor, writer and journalist with a particular interest in men's health and diversity issues. His work has appeared in a wide range of media including newspapers (both tabloids and broadsheets), magazines and online. He is author of two acclaimed books on men's health The User's Guide to the Male Body and All Right Mate, an easy intro to men's health as well as a number of other books on health. He has also published two novels Rotten In Denmark and Tax Return. His books have been shortlisted for a number of prizes. He is the editor of the Men's Health Forum's website and publications for men.