01 November 2023

Movember at Medicals Direct

November is Movember month so what is that all about then?

Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 4.5 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons.

For example a growing number of men – around 10.8M 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 69% of all suicides.

Movember is a uniquely placed charity group set up to address this crisis on a global scale. They fund ground-breaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.

Grow a Mo, Save a Bro

The classic way to participate in Movember is to grow a moustache and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you. You can choose any style of mo’ you like, from the handlebar to the horseshoe, from the pencil to the walrus. The only rule is that you start the month clean-shaven and let your mo’ grow for the whole month.

Growing a mo’ is not only a great conversation starter, but also a powerful way to show your support for men’s health.

Ladies we could do something different; we could move for Movember instead?

If growing a mo’ is not your thing, you can also ‘Move for Movember’. This means getting physically active and setting yourself a challenge that suits your fitness level and goals. You can run, walk, cycle, swim, hike, dance or do any other activity that gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing.

The idea is to move 60 km or 60 times or 60 “anythings” over the month, which represents the 60 men we lose to suicide every hour across the world. You can do it solo or with a team. You can also ask your supporters to donate per km or per hour or per activity. Moving for Movember is not only good for your health, but also for your mood and motivation.

Mo’ Your Own Way

If neither of the above options appeal to you, or you want to do something more adventurous or creative, you can also mo’ your own way. This means choosing your own challenge that is epic in scope and scale, and that pushes you out of your comfort zone. You can make up your own rules and set your own targets.

For example, you could shave your head or dye your hair in support of men’s health. You could learn a new skill or hobby that challenges you mentally or physically. You could give up something that you love or that is bad for you for the whole month. The sky is the limit when it comes to “mo-ing” your own way.

If all of that growing, and moving fails and you don’t mo’ your own way; think about the men you know and the challenges they face with health issues and simply make a donation.


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