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Harlequins urge men to get active as Men's Health Week countdown begins

The first general press release for Mens' Health Week 2010 has gone out today as the countdown to the Week - now just ten days away - begins.

The release like all the others is available in the Press section of this site and in the general Men's Health Week 2010 section. Also backing Men's Health Week today are Harlequins rugby club.

Harlequins playersHarlequins and Super League stars Danny Orr and Chris Melling joined those lending their weight to the campaign to encourage men and boys to be more physically active. Danny Orr said: 'The benefits of physical activity outweigh the results of an afternoon on the sofa, there's nothing better than getting the heart rate going, even is it a walk around the block and not necessarily a full rugby match!'

Chris Mellin, pictured with Danny and Men's Health Week mini-manual A Question of Health, said: 'The Mini-Manual that is produced for the Men's Health Forum is a great motivator to get anybody up and going not only for the physical but for the health benefits as well.'

Men's Health Week 2010 aims to encourage more men to become more active including (but not only) through sport; and to encourage sports stadiums and similar venues to deliver health services and health campaigns for men.

Health MOT at Quins game v Rhinos - 12 June

To this end Harlequins Rugby League will be host a Men's Health stand with Richmond and Twickenham PCT at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday 12th June. Fans attending the afternoon's London Rugby League double header - which includes the Super League clash with Leeds Rhinos - can come along and have their BMI, cholesterol level and blood pressure tested. They can also pick up a free copy of the Men's Health Manual. Tickets are available now from just £15 adults, £10 concessions, £5 under 16s. Call 0871 527 1315 or visit

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