This month is Movember, and it’s not just about growing a moustache. Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average five years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons.
A growing number of men – around 10.8million globally – are facing life with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.
This Movember, make a difference – to your life, your mates’ lives, the lives of the men around you. There are four ways to get involved to support men’s health: Grow a moustache, Move by walking or running 60 kms throughout the month, Host a Mo-ment or Mo Your Own Way with an adventure challenge of your choosing. Sign up at movember.com
Are you fundraising for Movember? Let us know and let’s share our stories – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 5 things every man should know
(find out more at https://uk.movember.com)
- Spend time with people who make you feel good – catch up, check in and make time for people.
- Talk, more – you don’t have to be an expert but listening can be life-saving.
- Know the numbers, know your risk, talk to your doctor – at 50 (or 45 if you’re of African or Caribbean descent, or have a brother or father with prostate cancer).
- Know thy nuts – get to know what’s normal for your testicles.
- Move more – add more activity to your day, walk instead of drive, take the stairs.