What is ‘Movember’?
A linguistic blend of “Moustache” and “November”, it refers to the campaign launched in 2004 in Australia inviting men from all over the world to grow facial hair (preferably their moustache) during the month of November to raise awareness about men health and the prevention of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and depression.
Movember is now a global movement, running campaigns in Canada, USA, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa, Finland and Spain.
Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
How does it work?
It is very simple: you start with a clean-shaven face on November 1 and you no longer shave until the end of the month. The idea is to generate awareness and educate the masses in a new and fun, avatar while working towards a cause.
This year, its more about the cause, what it represents and there are various ways through which the awareness can further be spread and gain more support, for instance, practicing yoga offers a host of benefits to lead a healthy lifestyle and have a peaceful mind. It is available to one and all anytime, anywhere! So gentlemen, support the cause for men’s health, invest in a yoga practice and stay happy.
Zubin Atré, has been an avid supporter of the movement for years now and this time he would be hosting a session of 90 minutes at AtréYoga Studio this November. Yoga Dudes, come and sport your moustache, start a conversation and help generate awareness about Men’s health. Ladies, you too are welcomed to come along with your better halves and participate in this cause.
Women too can participate in the project by pushing their men to grow out moustaches and getting them to be active as part of Movember’s new “Move” initiative and or getting some cute nailart done and donate to the cause.
To know more about the movement, read here.