Men die on average 6 years earlier than women, the reasons are largely preventable. The Movember Foundation gives the top five things you should know and do to improve these statistics:

1. Make man time - stay connected with your mates, catch up regularly, check in and make time. Mates are important and spending time with them is good for you.

2. Have open conversations - you do not need to be an expert and you do not have to be the sole solutions, but being there for someone, listening and giving your time can be life-saving. 70% of men say their friends can rely on them for support, but only 48% say that they rely on their friends. reaching out is crucial. it is important to talk and to listen.

3. Know the numbers  - at 50 talk to your doctor about prostate cancer and whether the PSA test is for you, know your numbers for the risk factors for heart disease such as blood pressure, blood sugar and serum lipid levels.

4. Know thy nuts- get to known how your testicles feel and what is normal for you. Go to the GP if something does not feel right

5. Move more - add more activity to your day, do what makes you feel good, take a walking meeting, park further from the station, get off the bus earlier, take the stairs instead of the lift , cycle to work.


see for more information and links, there is also a Movember Mobile app available to update the Mo Tracker and share photos and posts

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