Your Road Map to Good Health
Our most valuable piece of machinery is our own health. But when it comes to looking after our machinery, most of us don’t have a ‘service and maintenance schedule’ and tend to wait and see. If we get aches or pains, or go through a tough time in our relationships or emotionally, our attitude is often ‘I’ll battle through this’.
We get away with this most of the time.
It’s only when the aches, pains or emotions get the better of us that we decide to get things checked out by our mechanic (our GP).
We wouldn’t ignore a timing chain rattle, a wheel bearing rumble or a sudden drop-off in our car’s performance, because we know these often lead to worse problems.
That’s why we want to encourage you to pay as much attention to your body as you do to your car or machinery. When we leave things for too long before getting help, it can often take a lot longer to fix.
Sometimes our parts get too worn out to fully repair. This can lead to worry, frustration and long-term health issues.
Spanner in the Works? provides you with a service and maintenance schedule for your body and some key health messages in a way that’s easy to understand and achievable. It sets out things that you can do (or not do) to improve your health and your chances of a longer, happier life. Often, minor adjustments can have a major impact on your health, relationships, friendships and work.
Most importantly, we want you to put yourself over the pits each year by getting a full health check with your GP.
Australian Men’s Shed Association
The Australian Men’s Shed Association is the national service provider to more than 1000 Men’s Sheds in Australia – providing practical support, specialised services and resources. The organisation aims to provide Australian men with the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing through participation in the Men’s Shed movement – strengthening communities and bringing men together to facilitate positive lifestyle choices and outcomes.
Healthy Male (previously known as Andrology Australia) is a national organisation that provides easy access to the latest scientific and medical research on male reproductive and sexual health. Our aim is to make this information available to everybody, regardless of gender, age, education, religion or ethnicity. To do this, we collaborate with Australia’s leading researchers, specialists, clinicians and educators to develop information that fills the gaps in men’s health.