Fitness is one part of men's health #Movember
Being a part of a community that honors and celebrates health and fitness is amazing. I am hard pressed to think of another group of people that physically and mentally push themselves everyday, cheer on their competitors efforts, celebrate a 30 day sugar-free lifestyle and come back day after day with a smile on their face.
But it is also time to remember fitness is only one component of men's health, all be it a very big component.
#MOVEMBER has brought new awareness to once taboo topics, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and general men's health issues.
Movember was started back in 2003 in Melbourne, Austrailia by 2 mates after joking with some friends about bringing back the "stache" 30 "Mo Bros" participated that year. They chose the month of November for the challenge.
Fast forward ten years to 2013, over 4 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have participated, 21 countries represented, $559 million raised, and 770 men's health projects funded. Staches and hairy faces everywhere are finally getting the respect they deserve.
A new case of prostate cancer is diagnosed every 2.1 minutes. Over 8,000 new cases of testicular cancer were diagnosed in 2013.
What can you do?
- Keep WODing!!
- Eat healthy!!
- Decrease stress in your life
- Avoid tobacco
- Get an annual physical
Too many people around the world have been touched personally by prostate cancer and testicular cancer and we here at WOD SuperStore are no exception. That is why we want the men in our lives to stay healthy, grow a stache and support the Movember causes.
We designed a special 2014 Movember shirt for all the athletes who want to support the cause. Our "Guns Don't Kill WODs, People with Mustaches Kill WODs" is now availble in a tri-blend shirt in 3 colors for the guys. We also have tanks for the ladies who want to honor the men in their lives. By you purchasing one of our 2014 Movember shirts or tanks we will donate $10 from every one we sell to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
- Bridgett Chandley