Colds, Flu’s, and Stomach Bugs seem to have been flying through the Dad Sofa Household recently. This could be a good time for a health MOT with thanks to TENA Men.

Guys are traditionally not great at looking their health, I know I sometimes need to hassled to get myself checked out by the Doctor if I ever have any problems. To help me take health more seriously, TENA Men have created a health check MOT plan for guys to think about, they’ve also sent some stuff to help me carry out a successful MOT.

The TENA Men MOT looks at the following.
Lights!

TENA Men - Health MOTVisibility is essential when driving, and it’s the same with everyday life. To help with this TENA Men have sent a voucher for Specsavers. I’ve visited Specsavers since I first needed glasses, and found the service they offer to be fantastic.

Steering & Suspension

As a car gets older we all notice those little creaks more and more. The same happens to our own body. That’s why it’s important to look after your joints and muscles. Stretch them out using the correct equipment to keep your body running like a well-oiled machine! TENA Men have sent out some resistant bands to help me stretch out the knots in my muscles.

And as my daughter has found out. They are not for throwing around the place.

Fuel SystemTENA Men - Health MOT

If you had a leaky exhaust you’d get it checked out right?

The TENA Men Absorbent Protector can help mop-up all those drips and dribbles to ensure you can go from 0-100 without any hiccups along the way. Urine leakage is often seen as one of the taboo subjects men are reluctant to think about or discuss, however it’s a common health experience that affects 1 in 4 men over the age of 40.

I guess the message from TENA Men is that there are somethings you should speak to your Doctor about.

Bodywork

Every man takes pride in making sure their car looks spic and span and this should be the same when it comes to your own appearance. To help me try and keep a bit of pride in my appearance, TENA Men sent a Wahl grooming pack. Which included a nasal trimmer, which Mrs Sofa wasted no time in grabbing, and attacking me with!

EmissionsTENA Men - Health MOT

Although it’s important to take care of the parts we can see. It’s also just as important to make sure everything is running smoothly behind the scenes, and its obviously the same with our bodies. To help, TENA have recommended I try out a cup or two of green tea. Reading up on it, it seems green tea is filled with antioxidants and nutrients which helps the body’s immune system. After spending 2017 either dealing with poorly family members, or feeling like death myself, I can use all the help I can get!

TENA Men - Health MOTTyres

Your tyres are checked for a number of things at an MOT, tyre pressure being one of them. A Fitbit is a fantastically addictive way of monitoring not just your heart pressure, but also the amount of steps you walk, how you sleep, and more.

As a side note, it seems that a well trained athlete’s resting heart rate is 40-60 bpm. Mine is a little higher.

How does yours compare? 

2017 hasn’t had the healthiest start for the Dads Sofa household. Hopefully with the above ideas from TENA Men, things might improve, not just for this year, but in the future as well.

Now please excuse me. I need to go and try out the green tea.