Every year, for the month of November, men around the world grow mustaches to raise awareness for men's health issues. This hairy tradition is known as "Movember." While the mustache may be a funny-looking fashion statement, the cause behind it is no joke. In this blog post, we'll be taking a look at why Movember is so important and how you can show your support.
What is Movember?
Movember is an annual event during which men grow mustaches to raise awareness for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. The word "Movember" is a portmanteau of the words "November" and "mustache." The mustache became the symbol of Movember because it is an easily recognizable way to identify someone who is participating in the movement.
Why We Need Movember Respect
Although prostate cancer rates have been declining in recent years, it is still the most common type of cancer among men. In 2020, it is estimated that there will be 191,930 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States alone. Testicular cancer is also on the rise, with an estimated 8,850 new cases expected in 2020. Not to mention the fact that suicide is the seventh leading cause of death for men aged 20-54.
Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce your risk of developing these diseases and disorders. For example, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, using only natural personal care products & skincare and maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce your risk of prostate cancer. Additionally, self-exams can help detect testicular cancer in its early stages. And finally, talking to someone if you're feeling depressed or suicidal can save your life.
How You Can Show Your Support
There are many ways to show your support for Movember. The most obvious way is to grow a mustache (or even just a beard), but not everyone can or wants to do that. Here are some other ways you can support the cause:
- Donate to charities that focus on men's health issues
- Raise awareness by sharing articles and posts about Movablement on social media
- Have a conversation with the important men in your life about their health
- Wear blue or green on November 1st to show your solidarity
Movember is an important time to raise awareness for Men's health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health disorders. So get out there and support the MOVEMENT! And if you can't grow a 'stache...no worries! There are plenty of other ways to show your support. Just remember to have conversations with the important men in your life about their health all year long...not just during Movember!
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