Men tune their engines for fun rev-up

Busselton Dunsborough Times

A health event to spark men into being open and proactive about their wellbeing is gearing up to take place this week.

The Fast Track Pit Stop, organised by Busselton Men’s Shed and presented by the Regional Men’s Health Initiative, will offer three activities which promote maintaining an optimum performance level through likening body parts to a car engine.

After filling in a personal work order, men can have their oil (blood pressure) taken, their chassis (waist) measured, with a 10-question checklist-style quiz to determine shocks (emotion and stress levels).

Conversations will follow with professionals based on the individual’s preferences and needs, ranging from alcohol consumption and smoking to the importance of diet and exercise and work-life balance.

Men’s Shed committee member George Herring said with self-maintenance not typically on the male agenda, the mechanical concept brought humour to men’s health.

Presenter Owen Catto said rather than being a medical organisation, the Regional Health Initiative sought to generate talk among men and help them confide in others.

The Fast Track Pit Stop, with sausage sizzle and feature presentations about other activities for men, will be held next Friday from 9am to 4pm.

For information, contact Mr Herring on 9751 4751.

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