Remember, remember men’s health this Movember

 This November is shaping up to be a hair-raising month with thousands of people across the globe set to take part in Movember 2020.

 As the leading charity changing the face of men’s health, Movember focuses on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. Over five million people have joined the movement to help the charity raise funds to deliver breakthrough research and support to help men live healthier, happier and longer lives.  

 What started as a conversation between two friends (Travis Garone and Luke Slattery) over a beer in Melbourne, Australia back in 2003, has grown into a global phenomenon that has raised over £440 million and helped fund more than 1,250 projects around the planet. By encouraging men to lead healthier lives, stay socially connected, and be more open to talking about their health and lives, the Movember movement aims to have a lasting impact on the face of men’s health. 

 By 2030, the charity has committed to:

  • Reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%Halve the number of deaths from prostate cancer and testicular cancer
  • Reduce the number of men taking their own lives by 25% 

If you’re keen to get involved in the fantastic follicle-based fundraising there are three ways to take part: You can stop shaving for the month of November and grow a moustache, you can walk or run 60 km throughout the month (to represent the 60 men lost to suicide every hour across the world), or you can host a Mo-ment (e.g. have a good time for a good cause). Men who take part are known as Mo Bros, women who encourage Mo growth, take the challenge, or host an event are called Mo Sistas.

 You can find out more and sign up at uk.movember.com

 

Mo inspiration

 To get you inspired to grow a mo or join the Movember movement, here are some fun moustache-related facts:

  • The longest moustache in the world measures 4.29 metres and belongs to Ram Singh Chaunan from India (1)
  • On average, men spend five months of their lives shaving between the ages of 14 and 75 (2)
  • If you’re not sure what type of Mo to grow, here’s a handy guide to the 40 best moustaches of all time

 

Online support 

Men’s health is extremely important to us here at Joyful Living. Since 2012, our highly qualified team of therapists, massage practitioners, beauticians, yoga and meditation teachers, workshop presenters, and fitness instructors have provided office and events wellbeing services across the UK

 In the age of coronavirus, we’ve taken our wellbeing services online and offer a range of wellbeing services and workshops focusing on male mental and physical wellbeing that can be completed from home. To find out more, simply call us on 020 3691 9420 or email info@joyful-living.co  

 

References

(1) https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-moustache

(2) https://www.uselessdaily.com/news/movember-28-interesting-facts-about-mustaches/