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During the month of November you may start to notice a lot of mustaches appearing on men’s faces. Is it the dropping temperatures or a new fashion statement? Nope! The month of November is now known to many men as “Movember.”
What is Movember? Movember is about the importance of men’s health: focusing on having men live happier, healthier, longer lives. Men can sign up, pledge to grow a mustache and funds raised will focus on awareness in areas such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. Women can also sign up to pledge their support in fundraising and committing to exercise – for their own fitness and to encourage the men in their lives to join them.
David Vigder, MD, Internal Medicine at NorthShore, shares how you can participate in the men’s health movement year round:
How do you keep your health in check? Don’t forget to remind the men in your life to get to the doctor and be aware of their health this month and all year long.