MOVEMBER: SUPPORTING MEN’S HEALTH

Movember is a leading charity changing the face of men’s health. In 2020, that charity is reminding Aussies that this year  will be the most important Mo they’ll ever grow.

Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation

NOVEMBER MEANS MOVEMBER

2020 has certainly been a big year for everyone. A lot has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing anxiety and stress levels for many. Movember is an annual event that aims to raise awareness of a number of health issues that are not often talked about within male circles, including:

  • Looking at mental health through a male lens, focusing on prevention, early intervention and health promotion
  • Helping men know the signs, symptoms and risk factors for prostate and testicular cancer

It’s important to make your wellbeing a priority and take steps to be healthier and stronger.

GET INVOLVED IN MOVEMBER

Now in its 17th year, Movember encourages men and women across the country, to rally in support of Movember’s cause areas including men’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Here are just some of the things that you can do to help support the charity:

  • Grow a moustache
  • Run or walk 60km
  • Host a fun event
  • Choose your own challenge

Both men and women are encouraged to get involved in Movember.

LOOK AFTER YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Firstly, fuel your body by eating healthy and nutritious food. Check out the Labourpower Fuel Your Body Wellness series on our website

Also, stay at a healthy weight. This can help reduce your risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure, and
  • Other chronic illnesses

In addition, try moving more. Remember, regular exercise is good for both your physical and mental wellbeing

It’s also important to stay connected by spending time with people who make you feel good

Also try starting a conversation. Being there for someone, listening and giving your time can be life-saving

Meanwhile, book a visit to your GP to ask about routine check- ups and screenings. Also ask how often you should be examined

Finally, always follow Workplace Health and Safety advice to minimise risk of injury and keep yourself and others safe at work

MORE ABOUT MOVEMBER

Please visit the Movember website to find out more about this year’s fundraising initiatives and gain access to a wide range of useful information and resources about men’s health.

WELLNESS GOES 24/7

Labourpower values your health and wellbeing and is committed to wellness in the workplace. We are proud to partner with Workactive to bring you safety and wellbeing programs throughout the year.

Look out for our regular Toolbox Tuesday and Wellness Wednesday posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and the Labourpower website.

 

 

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