Happy Wellfie Wednesday! Wellcome back! This week is brought to you by Patrick (@TheFuelPhysio). It’s that time of the year again and I’m sure you’ve started recognizing it, as those men participating are already 7 days in! And no, they haven’t suddently forgotten how to shave or started living outdoors, though that could be possible. But it’s safe to say most men you’ve seen growing out their facial hair are doing it as part of No-Shave November or Movember.
The goal is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. In particular, awareness to prostate and testicular cancer, but also giving awareness to men’s mental health. If you didn’t know, upwards of 1 in 9 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and that’s a pretty significant number when you think about it. As with most types of cancer, early detection can be key in reducing mortality rates; however many men go undiagnosed until it is too late.
No-Shave November or Movember are both non-profit organizations with their own little twists to help promote and prevent these conditions. Check out their sites and donate to the cause if you can. If you’re already partaking, tag a #WellfieWednesday and let us see how things are looking. If not, it’s never too late to join; just put down the razor and Let it Grow!
Thanks for all of the support, be sure to post your pictures this week and tag the WW crew members in your post (@TheFuelPhysio, @Eric_in_AmERICa, @FreestylePhysio, @DianaKlatt) and keep the wave of healthy change going!