I have nothing against moustaches. My dad has been sporting one the better part of his life and it really suits him. But, growing a moustache for Movember to raise awareness for men’s cancer is not the only way men can help the cause. Here are 5 other things men can do:
You’ve heard the old adage ”an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.“ When it comes to cancer, nothing could be truer. Eat more anti-cancer foods like broccoli and tomatoes. Add the spice turmeric to your soups, stews, or curry dishes. And green tea is one of the best anti-cancer choices you can make. Next week be sure to check out my blog, “8 Natural Ways to Prevent Cancer.”
Challenge other men to make changes in their lifestyle. Many men are proud of their sports, career, or barbecue prowess; encourage them to also be proud of their commitments to a healthy lifestyle. Many men I know are competitive. Harness this competitive spirit to compete for great health. Who can go the longest without eating bacon? (Check out “Death by Bacon“) Or stop smoking? Stick to an exercise plan?
Encourage your partner, male or female, to take care of him or herself too. Misery may like company but positivity likes company too (check out my article “Happiness IS Contagious”). Help your spouse or partner make and stick to healthy choices. Support their effort by joining them. Don’t keep junk food around the house. Work together to make healthy meals. Make the switch from cancer-containing foods and products to healthier options.
Get informed and stay informed. Research shows that people who are more informed about their health tend to be healthier. There are many excellent resources that educate people about healthy food options, lifestyle choices, and ways to become and stay healthy. Care2.com has lots of great information on a regular basis. Subscribe to my free e-zine World’s Healthiest News.
Get involved in your community or through organizations that assist people suffering from cancer. Help a man or woman who is fighting cancer. Many people battling cancer need assistance with meals or taking care of things around their home. Talk to your local community organizations to find out who might need some support. Even small gestures of kindness go a long way toward someone feeling cared for and supported on their healing journey.