• Alcohol and honesty

    25th November 2016

    While many men drink alcohol in moderation or not at all, many of us drink too much. Despite recent news that women are now almost matching men in alcohol consumption globally, that’s almost entirely due to women drinking more, not men drinking less.  And men still consume more than women. A curious development reported over the ...

  • Pre-diabetes debates and choices

    28th October 2016

    There has been a lot of debate recently about the term ‘pre-diabetes’. Pre-diabetes is a conversional topic, but essentially this refers to a condition where people will have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diabetes or cause serious symptoms.  In other words, this is explained as a ...

  • Busy times and exercise

    30th September 2016

    News flash – it’s obviously hard to fit exercise into a busy schedule.  When work eases off, when there are less urgent family, friends or other events to attend, nipping to the gym or going for a bike ride don’t require a personal diary assistant.  But sometimes, it simply isn’t possible to fit in as ...

  • Get away from your desk!

    29th July 2016

    You may have seen the recent news that having a sedentary, desk-based job can increase your risk of early death by up to 60%. Fortunately, the researchers behind the study have also said that you can ‘offset’ this by doing at least one hour a day of exercise. That’s all well and good, but here at ...

  • Marathons and hitting the wall

    24th June 2016

    Occasionally on the blog, we check in with Drew (who helps us out with our social media and news stories) on his efforts to be a healthier man. Drew ran a marathon for the first time a few weeks ago, so here are his experiences and tips for other guys to hit their fitness goals: Well, ...

  • Making a start

    6th May 2016

    May is National Walking Month, so this strikes us as a good opportunity to talk about getting started on exercise. We’ve spoken on this blog before about fitting exercise into your busy life, and keeping motivation up by setting goals. But what about those of us who are really at square one? If you have ...

  • Burning off a bad diet?

    7th April 2016

    When speaking men interested in improving their health, a common question is “can I eat what I want as long as I exercise?” That’s understandable; for many people – men and women – motivating yourself to exercise is hard enough. And once you’ve exercised, why shouldn’t you reward yourself with something tasty? Indeed, we’re spoken ...

  • Back on the road

    29th February 2016

    Returning to a more personal note this month!  I’m Drew, and help to produce the Blue Ribbon Foundation’s blogs, news stories and social media content.  Back in July 2015, I blogged about a valiant, but what turned out to be an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to run 30 miles over the course of Men’s Health Week. Well, ...

  • Cutting down on sugar, one cube at a time

    29th January 2016

    It’s a new year, and many of us have started with grand plans about improving our health. That’s great, and all power to you in your endeavours. That said, we like to take a measured, long-term approach to health here at the Blue Ribbon Foundation, and focus on making incremental changes. This month, we want ...

  • Keeping on track over Christmas

    23rd December 2015

    It’s been a busy 2015. We’ve covered a large range of men’s health topics over the year, via our website, this blog, our social media feeds on Twitter and Facebook as well as in the world outside. We’ve just had our third and final article in our series ‘What’s Wrong with Your Body’ published by ...


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