Men! Let’s talk, it’s this time of the year again. IT’S MOVEMBER!
What is Movember?
Movember is an annual international event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male suicide. Since 2003, millions have joined this health movement, funding over 800 programmes on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and (now) physical inactivity.
Men’s health, and in particular men’s mental health, may not be well understood by the general public. During Movember, men and boys are encouraged to learn and talk more about preventable health problems and to break the stigma of seeking professional medical support when needed. Understanding the importance of having annual health checks with your doctor to detect early signs of diseases and cancers – including prostate, testicular, and colorectal cancers – is an important part of men feeling more empowered and knowledgeable about their health and well-being.
Locally, Movember partners with the Hong Kong Cancer Fund (HKCF), with all funds raised going towards prostate cancer awareness and prevention. Once the local chapter expands they will include mental health. One current exciting programme here looks at prostate cancer, post-operative procedures and Eastern versus Western exercise philosophies.
What do we do during Movember?
You can grow a moustache or if you have one already do something different with it using a comb, wax, sartorial style and flair. If you don't have a moustache you can make your own very fancy moustache. Get creative and arty or cook up a dish or bake some buns and stick a moustache on them!
You can also ‘move’ for Movember! Move seeks to engage men (and women) to commit to exercise during November and fundraise. They want people to exercise as part of their routine – running, hiking or hitting the gym several times a week. As is Movember’s style, fun and celebrations will play an integral part of the campaign.
And of course, you can make a general donation to Movember and fund world class programs that are saving and improving the lives of men. On HKCBD Store, we will donate 5% of Kool For Men sales to Movember this month!
It’s all about having fun, making space to talk about health issues and showing your support to men who might need that little extra by being listened to and their health concerns taken seriously.
Tips for Men to stay healthy
If you are hoping to make better choices and work toward maintaining a healthier weight, you may consider products with coconut oil (MCT), which has a number of wonderful benefits, including helping with maintaining weight.
Kool For Men CBD Drops are available in 500mg, 1000mg, 1500mg, and 3000mg doses. The CBD helps promote relaxation and calm; reduce inflammation, muscle, joint, and chronic pain; manage stress and anxiety; and fight insomnia to improve sleep. The CBD is thoughtfully combined with organic MCT oil to ensure the most effective delivery and further enhance their benefits.
Visit www.movember.com to register for event details. Remember that Movember isn’t just for bros – us sistas should get involved and Move too!