This Men’s Health Week (12th-18th June), Lee Hawker-Lecesne MBPsS, Clinical Director at The Cabin, is encouraging men to look after their mental health by boosting their physical health. Here he discusses how men can challenge anxiety and depression through lifestyle modifications, improving their overall health and quality of life.
“There were times when I would know that there were certain things I could not do, but I didn't really know why a lot of my complications from sickle cell didn't really come until I was a little bit older. After surviving a stroke at the age of 13, and then I had to stop having blood transfusions, that was the start of my journey living with an invisible illness, needing a hip replacement at the age of 25 and experiencing a number of other complications caused by sickle cell, I was motivated to make a change for the next generation."
EAT WELL! – The brain uses more energy than any other human organ – 20% of all our energy is used by the brain. FOOD IS FUEL: Fuel for the mind as well as the body and eating well promotes mental and physical wellbeing, stamina & equilibrium.