Well another Halloween has come and gone, and although spooky faces and jack o-lanterns were abundant, it is time to put them to memory till next year. The end of October marks the beginning of a very special time of year. A time of year where we all must band together to focus on, and celebrate, the next face of fall. One of utmost importance, the face of men’s health – it is MOVEMBER TIME!
For those who are unaware, Movember is a very special time of year. It is when men start sporting fantastic (some better then others) moustaches to not just raise awareness of the largest health issues facing men today, but also to form a united front as Men supporting each other. It turns out that men’s health is important…and despite the overwhelming lack of acknowledgement by many, it’s no secret our partners, fathers, brothers and friends are all dying too young. Movember is an opportunity for men to stand up and face these issues head on, and raise not just awareness, but funds, to help tackle these issues.
The three leading causes of death in men are suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Each of which is a pillar of why the Movember movement is so important. This time last year I posted an in-depth article explaining how each of the aforementioned topics has impacted men’s health. For those who need a refresher you can access the article (here). I would also encourage all readers to explore the Movember website and educate themselves further on how men’s health has been impacted, and how you can help. Not just by supporting the cause financially, but also through encouraging your brothers, fathers, partners, sons, and friends to advocate for their own health; the health of all men!
This Movember is a special one for me personally. I pride myself on being a men’s health advocate, not just for my family and friends, but also because I believe it is important to set an example of what men’s health should look like. This has become more important for me over the last while not just professionally, but also personally as I have adopted a new role…fatherhood. Now, more than ever it is important to support men’s health initiatives. It is the hard realization that you might only get once you get to a certain point in life, that is to say you come to understand it is not just about you…it is about your legacy. So men, I ask you… How will your children or anyone who comes after you remember you? What steps are you taking to make sure that you are remembered the way you want to be? Are you setting a good example for mental and physical well being? We all have a responsibility to ourselves and our loved ones to build mental fortitude, physical strength and set the example for each other. The movember campaign is a way for us to celebrate this! So move often, grow a mo, and lets save a few bros!
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Love, Dr. Nick