Movember is the world’s leading charity for changing the face of men’s health: we’re talking Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Suicide.
Did you know more than 5 million moustaches have been grown for this cause since 2003?
Globally, every minute, a man dies by suicide. In Australia, 75% of suicides are men.
This month at Balance, we’re supporting Movember, and we’re keen to share why we believe (and its medically proven) that exercise can keep things in perspective, and how you can add more activity to your day.
We all know how good exercise is for our physical health, but some may be surprised by how good it is also for your mental health. There are many ways that exercise positively influences our mental health, such as promoting the release of feel good chemicals in the brain, like endorphins and serotonin.
We often sleep better after exercise, leaving us more energised the next day. We gain a sense of accomplishment as fitness improves, and our goals are achieved and we experience an increased social connection when you share exercise with others.
Basically we all need to move more. Whether we’re young or old, male or female, we all need to move more. We need to add more activity to our day, and do more of what makes us feel good. Here are some ways you can move more:
- Take a walking meeting
- Park further away from the station
- Get off the bus a stop or two earlier
- Instead of the lift, take the stairs
- Cycle to work instead of driving
So, there’s never been a better time than today to get started!