I’ve been in business for over 30 years and nothing means more to me than my customers. I know that us men don’t tend to open up about our health, which is probably a good reason why women live longer than us! But I’m determined to try to break the taboo. For the last couple of years, I’ve been involved in raising awareness of prostate cancer and the need for men to be proactive about their health, rather than sit and wait for something that might go wrong.
Last November, I worked with Randox Health to promote the importance of having a health check. At 54, I had no idea what it was going to show up in my results but it wasn’t a concern. Imagine if I had missed the chance to find something out early on and deal with it successfully.
I was really pleased with what I found out. The tests flagged up vitamin deficiencies which sounds banal, but I was surprised to learn how much impact being low in things like Vitamin D and iron can have a significant impact. Aside from fatigue, they can cause problems for mental health too. I’m taking supplements now to bring those back up
On the whole I was in good shape, and will be even better. That’s the advice I’m giving people when I chat to them now – getting a health check is the most positive thing you can do for yourself and your family.