Around the world, men die on average six years earlier than women, and from mostly preventable reasons. This spurs on the motivation behind Movember, a movement to help men take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives. For the month of November, the campaign raises awareness to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Prostate cancer and Testicular cancer.
There are several ways both men and women can participate in raising funds and awareness for the cause; it’s not only growing a moustache!
The campaign is inclusive in its approach, also promoting the Move for Movember, 60km walk or run to highlight that globally we lose 60 men to suicide each hour.
Host a ‘mo-moment’, virtual or in-person to encourage discussion and mateship. Or you can ‘Mo Your Own Way’ and do something extreme, either physically or mentally, such as kick a bad habit.
And while raising awareness for a worthwhile cause can be fun and include great comradery, don’t forget to follow through for your own health (or that of your significant other) and have a medical check-up with your GP. Men’s Health checks can include:
- Skin checks
- Testicular self-examination
- Heart health checks
- Diabetes checks
- Prostate cancer screening
- Bowel cancer screening
- Eye tests
- Bone density checks
Please don’t leave it another year, book an appointment with your GP today!
For more information visit https://au.movember.com/
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