The Meaning of Movember
What’s with the moustaches? More than just a fun facial hair trend, Movember – which runs through the entire months of November – is an annual event intended to raise awareness for men's health. Men all over the world choose to step up and grow a moustache throughout the month, encouraging early detection and awareness in support of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide prevention.
Why? On average, life expectancy for men is six years shorter than for women. Testicular cancer is the most prevalent cancer amongst younger men, and Prostate cancer affects one in every nine men over the course of their lives, and the number of these cases is expected to almost by 2030. When it comes to mental health, it’s estimated that one man dies of suicide every minute of every day.
Ultimately, the aim of the movement is to encourage men to take more of an active role in monitoring their physical and mental health. So, what can we do to participate and support this cause? In addition to growing a ‘mo’ and donating to the official Movember registered charity, we can simply encourage the men in our lives to lead healthy, active, and mindful lifestyles. Here are 5 products we love that can support men's health.
Sun protection is a wellness essential for men and women alike, and this locally produced mineral sunscreen is designed for men. Offering broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, it’s both water and sweat proof, and fragrance-free.
Adaptogens, traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, do exactly what it sounds like: they help your body adapt to stress. This supplement boosts wellbeing by working to minimise the physical, mental, and emotional fatigue associated with stress, along with helping to regulate moods and managing stress-related weight gain.
The more that scientists learn about the human body, the more we discover that general health begins with gut health. This probiotic supplement blend helps keep your gut perfectly balanced, which in turn promotes healthy digestion and a strong immune system.
Men can dry brush too! This ancient wellness rituals energizes the body by stimulating blood flow and lymphatic drainage, while also gently exfoliating the skin.
Everybody loves a sensory bathing experience that leaves your skin clean, refreshed and thoroughly hydrated – men included. This unisex, antioxidant-rich body wash is packed with ingredients that nourish and revitalise the skin.