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That’s why Philips is teaming up with Movember®, to support them in their mission to change the face of men’s health.
Since 2003, Movember® has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world focused on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. During the month formerly known as November, guys grow moustaches to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. These funds help Movember® develop innovative, breakthrough research and support programs year-round that empower men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Changing the face of men’s health is simpler than you think. The solution is right under your nose.
Have a convo, save a bro. Helping a friend is easy when you know how. Follow these steps to help the conversation flow with a friend who might be struggling.
Visit movember.com for tools to help you when you spot a bro who’s feeling low.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States. Know the facts and take action early. The difference between early and late detection can be life or death.
When you’re 50, have a conversation with your doctor about PSA testing. Do it at 45 if you’re African American and/or have a family history.
Visit movember.com to learn the facts about prostate cancer and how to take action.
Testicular cancer is the #1 cancer among young guys 15 - 39. Good news is the survival rate with treatment is 95% if caught early. What’s more, it’s easy to check for.
Give your nuts a feel every month or so. Get to know what’s normal for you so that, if anything changes, you know to call your doc.
Visit movember.com to learn the facts about testicular cancer and how to take action.
8 Men’s Wellness Tips from Dr. Jake Taylor, MD, MPH
1. Do your research.
Educate yourself about prostate and testicular health and know your risk as you age. Ask your primary care physician during your next physical how to take the first step. Visit Movember.com for more information about prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other diseases that can occur in men.
2. Make a habit of self-checks.
Check your testicles every month to make sure you don’t feel anything abnormal like bumps or pain. Visit Movember.com for a guide on how to get started.
3. Commit to annual medical check-ins.
Men under 50 should get a physical at least every three years, while men over 50 should get one every year. Regular doctor’s visits can help screen for chronic illnesses – like prostate and testicular cancers – and your doctor can assess your lifestyle habits so you can avoid complications down the line.
4. Practice mindful eating.
Eat a plant-based and lean protein diet to help minimize your risk of heart disease. Eating less meat reduces saturated fat consumption and has been proven to decrease the possibility of cardiovascular disease by up to 16% . My go to healthy snack is carrots and hummus.
1EverydayHealth.com, “9 Scientific Benefits of Following a Plant-Based Diet”
5. Get out and move!
Oxygen is great for the mind and body because it can help give you more energy and keep your mind focused. Make a commitment to move based on your schedule and preferences. I bike because it allows me to exercise and enjoy nature. It's recommended adults exercise for 30 minutes a day, but if that sounds daunting, start with 10 minutes and work up from there. Even increasing the amount of time you spend standing instead of sitting can make a difference!
6. Get your rest.
You’ve heard it before, and I’ll say it again! Sleep at least 6-8 hours per night to recharge, so you're ready to tackle the next day. Not only will your brain feel refreshed; sleep also helps your whole body stay healthy and ward off infectious diseases like the flu.
7. Ask for help and offer it too.
Mental health is every bit as important as physical health. Feel empowered to talk about yours with a specialist, friend, family member or an expert at any of the organizations endorsed by Movember. Make sure to check in on the guys in your life too. Movember has a nifty acronym – ALEC – which stands for ask, learn, encourage action and check in. This will help you remember how to start a non-threatening conversation about mental health with “a bro who’s feeling low.”
8. Express yourself through your grooming.
I strongly believe self-expression comes in many forms and starts with your own personal take on your body and your values, as well as how you present yourself to the world. For my grooming needs, I love using Philips Norelco OneBlade. It shaves, trims, and edges so you can get the facial hair look that best represents how you want to express yourself. The Philips GroomTribe app is also a great resource with 14 different facial hair choices and step-by-step directions on how to get each look.
Meet your Mo
If you’re ready to grow a moustache this Movember, choose the one that will grace your face. Handlebar, pyramid or pencil-thin, find your Movember® moustache style here.
Unsure which one to choose? When in doubt, whatever Mo you grow will save a bro this Movember.
Definitely not a shy moustache, the chevron displays itself loudly and proudly upon the wearer's top lip, representing a hefty style statement.
Best for: If you have small features, the chevron will dominate your face. If not, you’re fine to take this strong moustache style on.
Clark Gable moustache
For a sophisticated look from the old school, there can surely be no better moustache than the Clark Gable, this thickish pencil-thin number exuding the class of the Hollywood legend. It’s one of the most distinguished and tidy types of moustache around ¬– but be warned, daily upkeep is required to sustain the impeccable facial hair standards of Gable himself.
Best for: Almost everyone, but it can merge into the background if your hair is pale.
With its hint of cowboy, the Dallas has long been one of the most confidently masculine trimmed moustache styles. Just be sure to shampoo and trim it regularly, to make sure you don’t end up smelling like a cowboy, too.
Best for: Square faces. Embrace that strong jaw with a strong Mo.
Fu Manchu moustache
No moustache type screams 'evil mastermind' quite like the Fu Manchu, its name borrowed from the villain (hero?) of British writer Sax Rohmer’s series of novels. If the other moustache styles you've been considering just don't have enough of that 'plotting to take over the world' vibe, step this way.
Best for: World domination.
Another moustache with echoes of the 19th-century Wild West, the handlebar moustache is distinguished by its wiry edges that resemble gracefully upturned bicycle handlebars. It's the perfect match for a pipe or a horse.
Best for: A nicely cowboy-esque square face can help you pull off this most gentlemanly of moustache styles.
Also known as the ’cop stache’ in some quarters, the military moustache – with its top curved edges and lower edge that doesn’t grow over the lip – really does command instant attention and respect.
Best for: Square faces with well-defined jaw lines are well complemented by this strong Mo.
As the name suggests, this is an unpretentious, no-nonsense moustache that is neither a trim Clark Gable number, nor extravagantly bushy. This is the moustache for those who like to express their masculinity in an understated, unfussy way, and it's one of the easiest short moustache styles to achieve.
Best for: Everyone and anyone. No rules here.
Few moustache styles exude the vintage sophistication and class of the pencil-thin moustache, which was favored by such true greats as Errol Flynn and David Niven. Just make sure you have the classy wardrobe to match.
Best for: Like the natural Mo, the pencil-thin suits almost any face. One of the better moustache styles for thin hair, too.
The Zappa moustache is as much a one-off as Frank Zappa himself, combining a wide soul patch with a full moustache growing slightly past the corners of the mouth. As a rule of thumb, the fuller your Zappa Mo is, the better – although unlike some other moustache styles, it isn't too high-maintenance either.
Best for: Oblong faces, or those seeking more definition.
Get Your Shave & Groom Tools
Remember to start clean-shaven on Movember® 1st. Then let your Mo take the spotlight and start conversations about men’s health. We’ve got you covered with the tools you’ll need to crush this.
Moustache styles come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re aiming for a slimline Clark Gable or a full Tom Selleck chevron, the basics of how to grow a Mo remain the same.
Give yourself a clean shave with whatever style of electric shaver or razor you prefer. (If you have an issue with razor burn, remember not to apply too much pressure or go for too close a shave.)
Shave your Mo using a beard and moustache trimmer with a precision attachment to make a gentle curve under your nose. Trim the hair above your upper lip to create a clean line. Then trim the ends of your moustache outwards, from the edge of your lips.
Use wax or pomade to tame your Mo and trim it regularly to keep it tidy.
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