Ask that man why he's sporting a mustache

Have you seen more men who normally are clean shaven suddenly growing a mustache?

If so, it might be because of Movember, a movement to raise awareness of men's health.

The Movember movement reports:

• The average life expectancy for men is five years less than women (77 years old compared to 82).

• 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

• An estimated 13 million adult men over the age of 20 in the US have diabetes — and a third do not know it.

• Only 1 in 8 men who suffer from mental illness actually seek help.

• Four times as many men commit suicide compared with women.

Yes, too many men don't take care of themselves and may need a push to get started. Movember enthusiasts suggest men:

• Have an annual physical

• Not smoke

• Eat a heart-healthy diet

• Stay at a healthy weight

• Manage your stress

• Drink alcohol in moderation

• Know your family health history

So, men, are you growing a Movember mustache? How about making a doctor's appointment?

Tagged: spoking, Movember, mustache, men's health


Marilyn Hull 6 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for explaining why my nephew's new Facebook profile pick shows him in a mustache with the status update, "Movember." I thought it was a typo or some LA musician thing.

I will be sporting my usual upper lip hair in solidarity.

Ali Edwards 6 years, 10 months ago

HAHA Marilyn! A couple guys from Heartland Community Health Center are doing this. I HATE mustaches, but for this reason, I'll allow them. :)

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