Forbes men are being urged to check their engines and bodywork at this year’s Forbes Show.
Forbes Community Health Centre in partnership with Centacare will be hosting a Men’s Health Pitstop at the Show on the 7th and 8th September.
“Most men take an interest in maintaining their vehicles, but what about their bodies?” said Monica Murray, Manager of Forbes Community Health Centre.
“Men have the second highest incidence of illness in Australia, after Aboriginal people. Self-maintenance does not seem to be a part of men’s agenda. The Men’s Health Pitstop is to promote the idea of men maintaining their body at an optimum performance level whilst looking around at the Show,” said Ms Murray.
The Men’s Health Pitstop is based on a mechanical concept, likening parts of the body to an engine. Men can have their oil levels (blood pressure) tested; their torsion (flexibility); shock absorbers (mental well-being) and receive information on regularly checking their spark plugs (testicles) and duco (skin). Referrals and information on other men’s health services is also available.
“The mechanical concept brings an element of humour to men’s health and removes it from a clinical setting,” said Ms Murray.
“The challenge is on to men of the Lachlan area to see if their body will pass the pits with flying colours or require some maintenance,” she said.
All men who pass over the pits at Pitstop go into a draw for a double 4-day general admission ticket to the Supercheap Bathurst 1000, 2012, kindly donated by Bathurst V8 Supercars.
“So what have you got to lose? Come and visit the Pitstop at the Forbes Show and find out how you’re running. The results may prove enlightening and inform you of any maintenance required!”
Pit Stop at Forbes Show, 2012 is proudly sponsored by: Cole's Hardware and Glass, Forbes Mitre 10, Bathurst V8 Supercars, Blue Sky Outdoors, Discount Dave's and McDonalds Restaurant at Forbes.