This June, we’re diving headfirst into Men’s Health Week (MHW) and analysing the impact that our easy-breezy access to the web actually has on health.
Now, we all know the internet is an incredible thing, regardless of your gender. It connects us with loved ones, entertains us, and gives us access to a world of information in just a few clicks. But let’s be honest: it’s not all sunshine and unicorns. It has its fair share of complexities and consequences, especially regarding health advice.
So we thought, “What better way than to acknowledge this important awareness week than to turn to the men of our community?”. We used OnePulse to have an open, honest conversation about how the internet helps or sometimes hurts consumers as they navigate their health.
But before we delve into the nitty-gritty, let’s check in and see how they’re doing.
Pretty high (and shocking) stats, huh? But if you’ve been a Pulser for some time, you’ll know that here at OnePulse, we thrive on authentically tackling conversations that push us out of our comfort zones because we believe dialogue is crucial for driving change and shattering societal taboos.
Alright, let’s discuss the topic of health. As we navigate the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to know if men were more willing to discuss their health or if they were still experiencing some reluctance?
Next, let’s plunge into the captivating world of the internet—and its impact on men’s well-being. Where better to start than with good ol’ social media?
In a world where dissatisfaction with healthcare systems such as the NHS and medical costs in the US have become familiar, men are flocking to socials, particularly YouTube, for the answers. But what are they searching for? We’ve got the answers.
And last but not least, let’s explore how the internet, as a whole, is reshaping the landscape of healthcare. We’ve all found ourselves in that familiar scenario, haven’t we? Feeling under the weather and suddenly immersed in a whirlwind of online medical articles. And as the stats show, there is some comfort in turning to Dr. Google for answers, sometimes even surpassing our trust in human doctors.
Quite the eye-opening insights, aren’t they? But if there’s anything you can take away from this, we hope it reassures you that you’re not alone; thousands of men likely feel just as you do.
Throughout June, we’ll be Pulsing more on the topic over on the OnePulse app, so stay tuned. But in the meantime, check out these resources on issues mentioned in this blog:
Men’s Health Week
Men’s Mental Health