November marks Men’s Health Month, World Diabetes Day and Alcohol Awareness Week, plus why there’s a rise in the sale of vegan make-up and skincare, news, beauty buys and more…
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising £402 million and funding over 1,000 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
According to the Foundation the state of men’s health is in crisis. 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. Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis and it’s not being talked about.
Did you know?
• Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the UK.
• Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 25-49.
• On average, 13 men each day suffering mental health issues take their life by suicide in the UK.
Grow a mo…
This Movember, get the man in your life to grow a moustache to show his support for men’s health. For 30 days in the month formerly known as November, champion the Mo and raise funds for men’s health. Host an event – who needs an excuse for a get-together – whether it’s a golf tournament, band night, or a dinner party… get together to raise funds, make some noise, and stop men dying too young.
• For more information, visit www.uk.movember.com
The 2017 Alcohol Awareness Week will run from 13th-19th November. The aim of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get people thinking about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, as families, communities and society as a whole.
• For more information, visit www.alcoholconcern.org.uk