Entries in Resources: Rural Males (2)


Health tips for Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) workers

Assoc. Prof. Gary Misan, Ms Chloe Oesterbroek, Centre for Rural Health and Community Development, UniSA

There is no doubt that long swings, twelve hour shifts, long hours sitting in front of computer terminals or driving machinery, as much as you can eat and drink laid out free all day every day in the mess halls, disturbed sleep patterns from shift work and feeling too tired or that there is no time to exercise make it difficult for FIFO workers to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. However, there are some things you can do to lessen the load and stay fit and healthy (Scott 2000).

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A snapshot of men’s health in regional and remote Australia

In late 2008, the Australian Government announced its intention to develop Australia’s first National Men’s Health Policy, which will have a focus on a number of groups including men in rural areas. Drawing on several data sources, this report provides a snapshot of the health of men in rural Australia compared with urban areas.