Every hour in Australia, more than four men die from potentially preventable conditions. Prostate, testicular and skin cancers are the leading culprits but depression is also a silent struggle for many men.
So from now on, please show some respect for every moustache you see during Movember and beyond. From grand handlebars to small stubble, they are all a hairy reminder to look after yourself and your mates. And here are a few more reminders! Because a couple of awkward minutes once a year could save a life
* Schedule a yearly all-over health check up every Movember so you never forget.
* Spark a conversation with your mates. Make it cool and comfortable to talk about mental and physical health. Bottling things up only cause greater issues.
* Grill your dad and grandfather about their health history. Help your doctor out and keep a record of anything out of the ordinary. Knowledge is power!
Here’s to a happy, healthy and wild Movember!
Roz Kelly is a proud Movember ambassador. Click here http://mosista.co/rozkelly to join her Movember campaign and help change the face of men’s health.
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