Smoking, drinking and obesity rates are higher in men, as are suicide rates.

With Men’s Health Week kicking off on Monday June 10th, boys and men are being encouraged to take the time to improve their health.

The week is celebrated across much of the western world and is coordinated by the Men’s Health Forum here.

Dr Noel Richardson, who is a member of the Men’s Health Forum, outlines steps that men can take to improve their health and reach a ripe old age.