Fighting myths around men and their health

Male employees more interested in wellness than you might think
By Sophie McCann
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/05/2012

Health information is omnipresent in our daily lives — on TV, the radio, online and in the newspapers. Because women have been the primary caregivers for as long as we can remember, most of that health information is intended for women. And many people feel men are notorious for ignoring their health.

Don’t buy into that myth. Men are concerned about their health and employers should change the way they provide health information to employees, especially men. They are engaged in the decision-making process and ready to take action, according to a 2011 Angus Reid survey sponsored by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Amgen that sheds some light on myths around men and their health.

Myth: Men don’t care about their health