Why men need to exercise more

Gents don’t readily seek their GP’s advice, but when they do, addressing physical activity is key

While the life expectancy of Australians continues to grow, there is still ample evidence that a large proportion of the national burden of disease is due to preventable factors.

Older man exercising

This is particularly the case among men, who outstrip women in premature death and years of disability due to conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancers of the lung and bowel, among others.1     

For the GP who recognises the critical need to adopt a preventive approach

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