November is all about the fuzz – whether you’re into the handlebar, horseshoe or the walrus. But growing the mo is more than just a fashion statement; it’s about creating awareness around health issues affecting men. If you are a guy, this article is for you. If you have a brother, father, son or male friends, this is also for you.

Mental and physical wellbeing is maintained through healthy living and preventative care. Here are some things you can do to stay on top of your health.

Go for the relevant screening tests

More than 1,3 million men worldwide are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. It is recommended that males go for regular prostate cancer screening tests from age 50. If you have a family history of cancer, you should go from age 45.

Testicular cancer often occurs in young men between the ages of 15 and 39. It’s important to do a self-exam regularly to find any abnormalities early.

Early detection is key. Read more about the different health screenings for men here.

Look after your mental health

1 in 4 people will experience some form of a mental health problem in their lifetime and over 500 00 men commit suicide each year. Covid-19 has made our circumstances especially hard.

Stay connected and make sure you don’t become isolated. Do more of what makes you happy and reach out to friends, family or a professional when you need to talk.

A healthy body fosters a healthy mind – so move more, eat healthy, real food and be mindful in your daily activities. Here are some of the mental health benefits of exercise.