Mo’s for Movember

Have you noticed the amount of luscious and groomed moustaches making an appearance on men’s faces around your suburb this November? These “moed-up” Men might be taking part in “Movember”, which is a men’s health initiative that helps to raise money to support Men’s Health on a global scale.

This annual charity event takes place across the month of November. It encourages men to grow a moustache, to help raise funds and awareness for men’s health projects.

Movember targets the most prominent health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

The Movember Foundation has one primary goal- to stop men dying too young.

 

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How much are you drinking?

With parties happening all over Sydney this month, Oktoberfest is a common excuse for celebration but we also need to be cautious of binge drinking.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking is a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. This typically happens when men consume 5 or more drinks, and when women consume 4 or more drinks, in about 2 hours.

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Stop the Burn!

As the weather heats up it is very tempting to kick back and enjoy the sun’s rays, maybe even work on getting a little tan. Unfortunately, as nice as this sounds, spending too long in the sun is detrimental.

Two out of three Australians will experience Skin Cancer at some stage in their lives and Sunburn causes 95% of melanomas –  the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Are you OK?

R U OK? Day is a national day of action to remind all Australians of the importance of regularly checking in with our mates, colleagues and family and asking, “are you ok?”.

Often Mental Health is a difficult and complex topic of conversation and sometimes a person who is doing it tough won’t tell you.

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