What Is Movember?


Movember is the leading global charity committed to changing the face of men’s health by sparking conversations though the growth of moustaches throughout the month of November.

The Movember Foundation exists to bring attention to health issues men face; specifically to reduce mortality from prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide. And, to have fun while doing it.

But why? Lots of reasons, all men’s health specific:

– The average life expectancy for men in the United States is almost five years less than women.

– One in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

– 12.1% of men 18 years and over are in fair or poor health.

– Men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year.

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is used to spark conversation about and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Movember is entering its 11th year as a charity and has raised $550 million during that time frame.

So how does it work?

1. Sign up and become a “Mo Bro” at Movember.com. Must begin the 1st of Movemeber with a clean shaven face.

2. Grow and groom a moustache for the entire month. No beards, no goatees.

3. Donate.

4. Use the moustache to create conversations and funds about men’s health.

5. Have fun.

What’s more masculine than a moustache? Nothing. And, what is more fun than a “Moustache Ride?” Uh, nothing duh.

Movember starts this Saturday.


7 Cancer Symptoms That Men Ignore


Experts say that men are 26 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year and 35% more likely to pass away from cancer than women.

Dr. Muhammad Mirza, a certified general practitioner, men’s health expert and founder of ErectileDoctor.com, states that these symptoms are what potentially bring the patient to the doctor’s office or at least motivates the patient to do research on their own to ultimately discover that they indeed have a health issue that needs addressing.

1.       Frequent and painful urination–  Painful and frequent urination and/or incomplete emptying of the bladder are symptoms that could indicate prostate cancer.

2.       Testicle size– Any notable change in testicle size, either bigger or smaller could be a symptom of testicular cancer.

3.       Changes in skin pigmentation– Discoloring of the skin and/or noticeable spots on the skin could be symptoms of skin cancer.

4.       Abdominal pain paired with depression– These symptoms together have been found in men who were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

5.       Persistent cough or a cough that brings up blood– Aggressive and consistent coughing that bring up blood are symptoms of lung cancer, although lung cancer often doesn’t produce symptoms until its later stages.

6.       Blood in the stool, nausea, indigestion, and abdominal pain– Any of these could be symptoms of colon and/or stomach cancer.

7.       Blood in the urine This could be a symptom of bladder cancer.


Product Review: Brut Black Ice and Blue Wave Deodorant


Et tu, Brute?”

Who among us hasn’t been “betrayed” by our deodorant? Do we hold it accountable, or do we just live with it and blame ourselves?

In their quest for the perfect men’s deodorant, Brut really cranked the weirdness meter up to 11, as evidenced by the groundbreaking technique shown below:


The result? The most superior men’s deodorants ever created, embodied in two separate scents: Black Ice and Blue Wave.

I tried both and found them to be distinctly different. While both scents are subtle to your nostrils, Black Ice is a stronger scent, a little more forceful.

Blue Wave was barely even detectable, but it provided a crisp, fresh scent that lived up to the name Blue Wave, which made me think of the chick-centric surfing movie, Blue Crush.

Blue Wave is like Kate Bosworth’s character, Anne Marie. Free flowing and effective, but unsure about pursuing her dream of becoming a professional surfer over a pending relationship with NFL quarterback Matt Tollman in town for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii during the offseason.

Black Ice is the hardcore Eden, played by uber-babe Michelle Rodriguez. It’s rugged, rough and uncompromising, but still super hot and appealing in a completely different way.

Read the full review here. 


Buffalo Bills Brad Smith’s “Style Playbook” From Men’s Health

Buffalo Bills wide receiver and Men’s Health intern, Brad Smith, has been working overtime. When he’s not on the field training, he’s been testing out and reviewing new gear. Here are some of his favorites.


Brad Smith Dominates Red Carpet At The ESPYs

Brad Smith ESPYs

Men’s Health talked to the most stylish players at the 2013 ESPYS to give you the best tips on dress. If the NFL doesn’t work out, Brad Smith @RealBradSmith has a future on TV. Check out their star intern as he talks style at the #ESPYS. Click here to watch VIDEO or go to MensHealth.com.

From wide receiver to red carpet broadcaster, Bills WR Brad Smith was a member of the media at last week’s ESPN ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.

Brad’s offseason internship with Men’s Health Magazine continued last week as he took to the red carpet to interview some of sports most prestigious players.



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