All Black hosts free event at North Shore Campus

21 Nov, 2012
Buck Shelford lost over 25kg and is now a leading health advocate for Kiwi men

All Black great Buck Shelford will be at North Shore campus next week telling Kiwi men to stop being so staunch. Coinciding with the end of Movember, the former All Black captain will be at AUT 27 November to discuss how men can live longer, healthier lives.

Buck and co-author of the recently launched book ‘Buck Up, The Real Bloke’s Guide to Getting Healthy and Living Longer’ Professor Grant Schofield will host the event with the never2old Active Ageing Programme.

The never2old Active Ageing programme is an Auckland-wide initiative to encourage over 60s to do regular exercise. More than just improving physical health, the programme aims to build community cohesiveness which helps to promote good mental health. It does this by organising gym-based programmes and includes social activities like tramping and film nights.  

Famous for being tough, Buck encourages men to drop the tough man attitude and eat well, exercise and get regular check-ups with the doctor. He will speak about his weight loss battle where he shed over 25 kilograms and how he felt the moment he discovered he had cancer.

Professor Grant Schofield is the director of the AUT Millennium-based Human Potential Centre. The objective of the centre is to improve the physical health and mental wellbeing of various communities through high quality and innovative research.

The centre recently announced a multi-year partnership with Sovereign Insurance to track the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

A book signing will follow the Q and A session.

Movember is a campaign where men grow moustaches throughout the month of November to draw attention to men’s issues, particularly prostate cancer and depression.

DATE: Tuesday, November 27
TIME: 2-3pm
VENUE: AUT University, 90 Akoranga Dr, Northcote, Lecture room AF114

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