Mo Bro Health

More Movember Tips

Spread the word! 

I am wrapping up my last week as a Mo Bro. Come evening of November 30th, the razor comes out and all facial hair is back to normal. As I round out my last week, I would like to share the sentiments of the Mo Bro community in looking out for your health in 4 ways.

Don’t Smoke
If you do smoke… Stop! Compared to non-smokers, men who smoke are about 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer. Smoking causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths.

Be Physically Active
If you aren’t already physically active, start small and work up to a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week.

Maintain a Healthy Diet
Fill up with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts, and look for foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars.

Stay at a Healthy Weight
Balance calories from foods and beverages with calories you burn off by physical activities.

In looking at these, I have accomplished much but still have some work to do also. I quit smoking at 28. I have loved that Nebraska has now gone smoke free. I try to be active when I can. I love the Body Pump workouts at the Y. If you are interested, I’ll take you along! The healthy diet is one I need work on. Chips and dip after work probably isn’t the best for my health. So will need to do something about that hiccup! And staying at a healthy weight. Well last year at this time, I was in the “over-weight” BMI category but am proud to say, have been in the lower range of my “healthy” BMI range since about February. As with anything, it takes attention. Get on the scale every day!

Well – if this little activity gets just a few men thinking about their health, it was worth the scratchy extra hair and all the razzing I received this month. So, in closing, look out after yourselves, bros!

Mo Bro Check up

Movember Tip #1

Get an annual check up and know your family history! 

 

From Movember.com: Find a doctor and make an appointment for a health check up. Getting annual physicals significantly increases your chances for early detection of illness and disease.

Also, knowing your family history can help you reduce your risk developing many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. {Besides, it’s a good reason to call and catch up with the family!}

 


 

Health Checks: So what should you talk to your doctor about? Depends on your age.

Check out the Movember Men’s Health Poster for more details.

20’s: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Dental health, Eye health, Immunizations, Sexually transmitted diseases, Skin cancer, Testicular cancer

30’s: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Dental health, Eye health, Heart health, Immunizations, Sexually transmitted diseases, Skin Cancer, Testicular Cancer

40’s: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Dental health, Diabetes, Eye health, Heart health, Immunizations, Prostate cancer (baseline PSA), Skin cancer

50’s: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Colorectal cancer, Dental health, Diabetes, Eye health, Heart health, Immunizations, Osteoporosis, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer

60’s: Abdominal ultrasound, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Colorectal cancer, Dental health, Diabetes, Eye health, Hearing, Heart health, Immunizations, Osteoporosis, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer

70’s: Abdominal ultrasound, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Colorectal cancer, Dental health, Diabetes, Eye health, Hearing, Heart health, Immunizations, Osteoporosis, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer

Mo Bro

It’s Movember!

Mustache

For thirty days, I will be a walking billboard to help change the face of men’s health. As such, I will be growing facial hair on my upper lip to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male related cancer and health initiatives. It’s a small act to support a great cause. I will not actively solicit donations but if you would like to make a financial contribution to my plight, please do! The funds go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, LiveStrong, and the Movember Foundation. What I _would_ like is for you to take a look at the issues surrounding men’s health. Click on the poster below to find out more.

Men's Health Poster

Would you like to join as a Mo Bro? Would you like to support us as a Mo Sista?
Come on over to www.Movember.com and register!


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