The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation has released the results of what it says is the first national study of all health behaviors of Canadian men… And while that in itself might be exciting, the results are less than encouraging.
In fact, research from the study found that 72% of Canadian men “regularly demonstrate two or more unhealthy habits,” including a poor diet, smoking cigarettes, problem drinking, not exercising, or not getting regular sleep.
The study, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF), is the first in this country to study health behaviors rather than diseases, and the first to simultaneously look at five key health behaviors that help prevent chronic disease (diet, sleep, exercise, smoking, and drinking).
Its release coincides with the first day of Canadian Men’s Health Week, which takes place annually, in the week leading up to Father’s Day.
Some of the key findings from the study include:
- 62% of Canadian men have an unhealthy diet;
- 54% of Canadian men under or oversleep;
- 59% of Canadian men do not get 150 minutes of moderate-to-strenuous exercise per week;
- 39% of Canadian men have unhealthy alcohol consumption; and
- 20% of Canadian men smoke cigarettes.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan were found to be the unhealthiest provinces in the country. Nearly 80 per cent of men in Manitoba are considered unhealthy.
SOURCE – Daily Hive
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