Men, put down your razors and shaving cream, because this annual challenge starts today on November 1st. Growing a moustache throughout the month of November is simply a means to grow awareness and start a conversation about men’s health, a topic rarely discussed in the media. How can you participate? What men’s health topics will be discussed? We’ll explain everything to you.
Movember is actually the contraction of “moustache” and “November”. During the month of November, men around the world are invited to let their moustaches grow in order to start the discussion and mobilize to address the diseases that really affect the lives and health of men.
Organized by the Movember Foundation, the purpose of this annual event goes beyond conversation. It is also a fundraising campaign to fund research, projects and programs related to topics such as prostate cancer or testicular cancer, men’s mental health, and suicide prevention.
How can you participate?
Start growing your moustache… but above all sign up on the site www.movember.com. This is not reserved only for men; women are welcome to sign up!
On this site, you can get involved in many ways such as:
– Organize events in your communities: a charity dinner, a sports match, a group shaving session (Only at the beginning of the month! Or at the end… ).
– Participate in Movember challenges: Move for Movember, Mo Business Club, Big Moustache on Campus, and more!
– Fundraise to support global programs that save and improve men’s lives.
So let’s grow out those moustaches and act to have a lasting impact on the face of men’s health!
It is not easy to choose a dentist, but your annual check-up is a necessary step in maintaining good oral health. Here are our 4 tips for choosing a qualified practitioner.
Tip # 1 – Choose a qualified professional
Consult your country’s national directory of licensed Dentists to find a professional near you. You can also use this directory to verify that the dentist with whom you book an appointment is legally licensed to practice in your country.
Tip # 2 – Ask for recommendations of people around you
In general, word-of-mouth is a fairly reliable indicator for choosing a dentist. If your relatives or friends do not have a recommendation, do an online search and consult the various forums to know the opinions of Internet users.
Tip # 3 – Focus on proximity as much as possible
Choosing a practitioner near your home or workplace is also choosing to eliminate obstacles that could prevent you from going to your annual check-up. This is a good idea because you will be able to avoid long trips, possible delays, and the inevitable stress of trying to arrive on time. Nevertheless, do not forget to check the office’s schedule to find out whether they offer appointment slots on Saturdays or during lunch hours.
Tip # 4 – Stay with the professional who makes you feel at ease
If you feel anxiety or fear when it comes to visiting the dentist, you are not alone as many people around the world experience this same apprehension. If your dentist does not make you feel comfortable, does not show patience and compassion when you explain your situation, do not hesitate to go elsewhere. Reduce your anxiety by finding the practitioner that suits you the most in terms of comfort, costs, availability, and quality of care.