I love Movember! It’s a fun way to bring awareness to men’s health and raise a lot of money for cancer research. However, every November I hear the same whining about Movember; “Movember is dumb.” or “You look gross with that mustache!” or “Women should protest the moustache for Movember.”
What the hell?
What would be the reaction if someone said we should boycott the breast cancer run in October because “running is stupid”? As you all know, I HATE running, but I would never say such a thing and can’t imagine what the reaction would be, but I digress…
Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancers, men’s mental health and men’s overall health. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”
- Lack of awareness and understanding of the health issues men face
- Men not openly discussing their health and how they’re feeling
- Reluctance to take action when men don’t feel physical or mentally well
- Men engaging in risky activities that threaten their health
- Stigmas surrounding mental health
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. PREVENTION IS EVERYTHING. EARLY DETECTION IS KEY.
Movember aims to change the face of men’s health and reverse this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on this serious issue. Using the moustache as a catalyst, we want to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health more openly and take action.
This is my 7th year doing Movember and I believe in and support wholely in Movember. I’m stoked that this year they have added the MOVE initiative as physical health helps with mental health as well. So, as I’ve done in the past, I’m saying that I will do 1 burpee for every $5 donated to my ‘Mo (Moustache). Last year I had to do 212 burpees and I challenge you guys to get me to 300 this year. You can donate to my Movember efforts at http://mobro.co/warriordadfit.
At our gym, Just Fitness, we believe that your health goes beyond lifting weights and looking good. It’s about taking care of yourself for a long and healthy life with diet, sleep, exercise, managing stress, getting an annual physical and being educated. So because of that we’ve put together a Movember team for the second year and we’re inviting anyone and everyone to join us fight for men’s health.