Men's Health Week

Measure your waist

Overweight and obesity are more common among men than women.

Watch your portion sizes

Men tend to think that bigger portions are the norm. Some men think big portions are ‘manly’ but bigger portions can make us gain weight.

Shake the salt habit

Irish men consume more salt compared to women. Eating too much salt may result in high blood pressure, which can lead to stroke or heart disease.

Eat more fibre

At 23.2g/day of fibre, men are ahead of women (17.4g/day). But unfortunately, men are still falling short of the recommended levels of 25g/day.

Eat less meat

Irish men on average consume 30.9g of processed meat a day compared to women who consume 19.9g a day.