Movember & Fitness:

What is Movember?

Established in 2003, Movember is an awareness cause in which men grow a moustache for the month, getting friends, family and work colleagues to donate to their attempt.This is all done to raise awareness and money for men’s health, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Alternatively, there is also “Move for Movember” in which men and women can take on a Movember challenge in which you are to run or walk 60km over the course of the month for them 60 men lost to suicide every hour across the world. 

One of the aims is to get more men living happier, healthier, longer lives. So by investing in the main areas listed above they hope to achieve this. One of their biggest goals is to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030.

So far, Movember has managed to create a movement of over 5 million followers across the world. This has led to them being able to fund more than 1,200 innovative men’s health projects in over 20 countries.

Since being founded, Movember has raised over £400 million for men’s health issues!

How does working out link with Movember?

By taking on our or your own home workouts, you may not know it, but not only are you improving your physical health you are also helping out your mental health too! 

Working out helps lead to many great benefits such as…

  1. Better Sleep – by exercising you will feel more tired towards the end of the day, making it much easier to fall asleep.
  1. Happier Moods – Feel-good hormones are released when working out, making you feel better in yourself and provide you with more energy.
  1. Stress & Anxiety Management – Whilst working out you release cortisol, this helps us manage any stress or anxiety we may have. Working out also provides your brain with something else to focus on which can be a great coping strategy.
  1. Improved Self Esteem – Working out and being more active can make you automatically feel better about yourself, especially when you meet your fitness goals.
  1. Decreased risk of depression – Studies have shown that by working out on a regular basis can help reduce your chances of experiencing depression.

So, whether you’re continuing with those home workouts, taking on the Movember 60k challenge or simply growing a moustache in aid of Movember, then we wish you the best of luck!

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