Thank you for joining the Mates Connect Clubhouse and please encourage family and friends to do the same, each Monday there will be a Physical, Mind, Social and Food Challenge for you to complete. By completing these challenges you will putting in place small wellbeing changes which will create major life gains for you in the future.

One of the keys to a long and healthy life is to implement beneficial good habits and maintain them for your lifetime. What this means is flicking the switch to positive, keep on the move, eat small portions, stay in contact with family and friends and have a daily laugh. The idea to grasp when you begin the journey is that it takes time to heal and to abandon old habits that are destructive to your wellbeing so be patient. Please join in Mates Connect Clubhouse forum discussions. Only 4 rules = no advertising, no politics, no religion and no dickheads.

Please visit your Doctor for advice on whether you are able to complete the challenges and always exercise in your range of comfort.


March 2021 is all about improving your balance and staying upright. Last week's physical challenge was to start to work on your balance with the 4th balance exercise. Balance on one foot + light weights. How did that go? Balance is the body’s ability to sense and regulate it’s positioning so that you can go about your daily life effectively.

This week's physical challenge is to complete the Well Man Egyptian balance pose with your eyes closed, 3 times this week. To start with make sure you have a support handy, a wall, back of a sofa or something that you can lean on or against when you close your eyes. Lift one foot off the ground, bring your hands and arms up in front of your face and hold. Start with your eyes open when you have found the centre of your balance close your eyes and hold for the count of 3, closing your eyes really enhances the overall experience. Be extra careful, you are responsible for this action, avoid falling over and always have a support close by.


Last week's mind challenge was to get out of your comfort zone and try completing a task that your mind does not want to do. How did that feel? By pushing the comfort zone you will find new learning and confidence, by staying safe you will not experience the full value of living.

This week's mind challenge is to understand how you think may determine how you react and what needs to be rewired to get the most out of relationships and life. All men are fixers, with this in mind we only tend to listen to conversations and try to work out what we need to do to alleviate the issue or problem. Accepting that some things don't need fixing, appreciating we can't fix everything and evaluating the value of the task in hand will mean that you will reduce your thoughts and mental load. Listen, ask questions and then act with consent if the problem requires action, follow in that order for better relationships with all genders. (Thank you to Mr Harvey for this pearl of wisdom) It is worth prioritizing things that you wish to fix.


Last week's social challenge was to learn a musical instrument or at least start on the journey. Music feeds the soul and it is also a great way of meeting new friends. Did you have a go?

This week's social challenge is to investigate the opportunity and value of joining a Rotary Club or similar service club in your area. If you would like to enhance your personal growth and development membership in Rotary continues one's growth and education in human relations and personal development. Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people and membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. Rotary motto: Service above Self, says it all.


Last week's food challenge was to look at the correlation between your behavior and what you have been eating and drinking. Did you get the message? Foods high in fat and sugar will initially leave you feeling upbeat however this is short lived and leads to lethargy and tiredness.

This week's food challenge is to do a spring clean of your pantry and fridge, check sell by dates in the pantry and what is still edible in your fridge and clean out old leftovers or soiled vegetables. Just about everything you need to maintain good wellbeing is available in the food that you eat. Simple rule of thumb; eat real food, don't eat too much and eat mostly plant based.


Physical - life's a balance, stay upright.

Mind - listen, ask questions and then act with consent.

Social - investigate joining a Rotary Club.

Food - spring clean your pantry and fridge.

DISCUSSION TOPIC #13 How do you cope with day to day stress?

Each week the Well Man Grant Westthorp will introduce a discussion topic for the members of the Mates Connect Clubhouse. Please show respect to all opinions, you can reminisce and share what you are thinking and what works for you. The idea is to share all ideas for the greater good of men globally. Same routine, no advertising, no politics, no religion, no dickheads, keep it clean and only the truth will cut it.



Disclaimer: The information provided for the Mates Connect Clubhouse challenges is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the best advice of your qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read/seen/heard here.

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