Health checks and smoothie bikes for Men’s Health Week

19 June 2018

ISG sites across the UK hosted activities for Men’s Health Week, which took place from 11-17 June, to help raise awareness of men’s health issues.

ISG sites across the UK hosted activities for Men’s Health Week, which took place from 11-17 June, to help raise awareness of men’s health issues.

Men’s Health Week provides an important reminder of health issues affecting men. 

Coinciding with Diabetes Week, the focus this year is raising awareness and highlighting how men are affected by the disease. 

Currently, one in 10 men in the UK is affected by diabetes, and this number is expected to rise dramatically over the next 20 years.

To increase awareness about diabetes and other health-related issues, many ISG site teams hosted fun and informative activities throughout the week. 

Below is a round-up of some of the activities that took place…

St Anne’s Quarter

The Engineering Services team at Orbit’s St Anne’s Quarter project in Norwich celebrated Men’s Health Week with a host of activities.

From health assessments for employees and subcontractors, to talks about mental health and a wrap-up barbecue, the team came together to raise awareness about men’s health, raising a fantastic £240 for ISG’s UK charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support, in the process.

Hogan Lovells

The Agility site team at our Hogan Lovells’ project in Holborn, London, where we are delivering new headquarters for the global law firm, also took part in the week’s activities. 

These included Fruit Monday, with free fruit being provided to the team, and free on-site health assessments.

The on-site nurse completed an amazing 48 health MOTs over just two days, while entertaining smoothie bikes from Move ’n’ Smooth also made an appearance at the site, encouraging everyone to ‘cycle their way to five a day’ for a free smoothie.

Central London project

The UK Hospitality team at a project in central London held healthy breakfasts daily for the team, and a foosball table was set up for our people to take part in some light competition during the week. 

On Friday, a massage therapist treated the team to shoulder and neck massages for a donation to Macmillan. 

Thank you to all who took part in this year’s activities and for helping raise awareness of men’s health issues. 

To find out more about the initiative, visit the Men’s Health Week website.