Canadian Men's Health Foundation

Intensions Study: Health Stigma & Toughness

Intensions Study: Health Stigma & Toughness

A new study conducted by Intensions Consulting and the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation has found that thirty-five percent of men believe it’s important to demonstrate toughness, endorsing views that men should ‘never reveal their vulnerability’ and should ‘take risks, even though they might get injured’.

The study, which was published in the latest edition of Oxford’s Health Promotion International, involved an online survey with 2000 Canadian men between the ages of 19 and 94 years. The study found that holding these toughness beliefs was associated with a greater frequency of health risks among men, in particular having significantly higher rates of unhealthy eating behavior and higher screening rates for depression.

Intensions Study in Toronto Sun

Intensions Study in Toronto Sun

On June 11, 2018, the Toronto Sun published an article titled, ‘Canadian men live unhealthy lifestyles: Study’. The article was based on the findings from our recent Intensions Consulting and Canadian Men’s Health Foundation study on the Five Health Habits of Canadian Men.

To quote from the article: “Junk food, booze, smoking and lack of sleep. All of these factors contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle. According to a study, 72% of men in Canada have two or more traits that lead to this type of lifestyle. The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) compiled the first national study on men’s health behaviours. The study - which coincides with Canadian Men’s Health Week - looks at five health behaviours that prevent chronic disease.”

Intensions Study: Five Health Habits of Canadian Men

Intensions Study: Five Health Habits of Canadian Men

A new study conducted by Intensions Consulting and the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation has found that seventy-two percent of men regularly demonstrate two or more unhealthy behaviours, including a poor diet, smoking cigarettes, problem drinking, not exercising or not getting regular sleep.

The study, which was published in the latest edition of the Canadian Urological Association Journal, involved an online survey with 2000 Canadian men between the ages of 19 and 94 years.

Intensions Study on CKNW, 630 CHED, News 1130 & News 770

Intensions Study on CKNW, 630 CHED, News 1130 & News 770

Over the past month, our recent Intensions Consulting study on Men's Sleep as appeared on a number of online news and radio stations, including: CKNW, 630 CHED, News 1130 and News 770. Below are summaries and links to these articles and discussions.

 

 

Intensions Study on Global News & CTV News

Intensions Study on Global News & CTV News

On July 25, 2016, Global News and CTV News aired television segments that discussed the findings from our recent Men's Sleep study.

Both the the Global News segment titled, 'Study finds one in three Canadian men are sleep-deprived', and the CTV News segment titled, 'Sleepless in Canada', used our research findings to help raise awareness about Canadian men's sleep patterns.