VERA Health back MAN v FAT Awards
VERA Health, a provider of affordable and bespoke health assessments and interventions with a focus on healthy living and prevention of lifestyle related diseases, from the comfort of your own home, has been named as one of the sponsors for the upcoming MAN v FAT Awards.
The MAN v FAT Football National Awards will take place on Saturday 20th May at the National Football Museum in Manchester.
MAN v FAT Football is specifically aimed at overweight and obese men with a BMI of higher than 27.5. It is an FA-affiliated scheme that currently has more than 8,500 players taking part in over 170 clubs across the UK. The total amount of weight lost by MAN v FAT players in the UK currently stands at over 540,000 pounds.
This event will recognise those who achieved greatest weight loss this year and contributed most to their local clubs. Awards to be given on the night will include Team of the Year, Amazing Loser, Best New Club and Coach of the Year.
At MAN v FAT, players are weighed before each weekly 30-minute game of six-a-side, with extra goal bonuses awarded based on the amount of weight players have lost. Weight loss & match scores then contribute to teams’ league positions within a club. Players receive additional support including healthy meal recipe ideas and tips on improving physical & mental health.
Melvyn Adjei, founder of VERA Health, which is sponsoring the Most Valuable Player category, said: “We’re thrilled to be part of this year’s awards, joining in celebrating the many successes of the MAN v FAT family.
“At VERA Health our mission is helping clients lose weight, stay healthy and understand what’s happening in their body through our comprehensive health checks, which is why working alongside MAN v FAT’s matching aims is such a brilliant partnership.”
Largely lifestyle related diseases like cardiovascular disease remain the biggest cause of death in the UK. Over a third of all UK deaths are related to lifestyle factors, and much more can be done to help us all live longer and healthier lives. MAN v FAT wants to support everyone in keeping healthy for years and years to come.
Matt Hudson, Head of Marketing at MAN v FAT said: “We’ve really enjoyed getting to know Melvyn and finding out more about the VERA Health offer. When our members join MAN v FAT, it sparks their imagination about the various ways in which they can improve their health and wellbeing.
“The VERA Health assessments give our men a great option to explore their health circumstances and we’re delighted that they can be a part of the night at the MAN v FAT Awards. We hope this is the start of a positive relationship working together.”
MAN v FAT members can enjoy a 15% discount off the cost of VERA Health’s home testing kits! Just use the code MANVFAT15 on VERA Health’s website on the kit of your choice.