Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.
Throughout Movember, anyone who has the chops for facial hair is encouraged to grow it out, especially in the moustache department. Style it, shape it, or let it go rogue. Whichever way you wear it, a mo during November shows support for men’s health. For the whiskerless among us, there are other ways you can show your support. Check out nz.movember.com for more details and suggestions.
And gentlemen, what can you do to keep your health in check? The Movember Foundations top five must-knows for men include spending time with your mates, having open conversations, knowing your body, and staying active.