November - The Month Of Movember

Here at Elanic, we strive to make people happy. We go the extra mile to ensure you look exactly how you want to look.

When many of our customers ask for a cosmetic surgery procedure they are generally suffering from low self esteem and confidence issues, and we do everything we can to make them smile again.

For some people though, cosmetic surgery can’t be performed, as illness and bad health can strike at any time.

That’s why we support fantastic causes like Movember.

(Movember: the amalgamation of the words ‘moustache’ and ‘November’. Quite simply, men are encouraged to grow a moustache in order to raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health/suicide prevention.)

Held in the month of November, this great cause is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale. They address some of the biggest health issues faced by men, including prostate and testicular cancer.

With the help of tashed men across the country, Movember has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects (in 13 years) around the world, and we’re encouraging you to help out this year.

The best thing about it is – this isn’t just restricted to men!

Yes, we know that you ladies can’t grow a moustache, but there’s no reason why you can’t support your man in growing one… and hide his razor so he isn’t tempted to shave it off!

You could also help him fund-raise by taking a money box to work and ask colleagues to sponsor you. (you could even sport a fake moustache, just for giggles)

Or how about hosting your own event? Whether you’re a group of men, a group of women or both, the official movember website encourages you to get creative and have a good time. Click here for more information.

Around the world, the statistics about men’s health tell us that more action is needed to tackle the specific issues. Here are just a few of those stats.

  • Statistically, men die six years earlier than women

  • 3 out of 4 suicides around the world are men. The World Health Organisation estimates that 510,000 men die from suicide globally each year, that’s one every minute

In light of continuing statistics like these, so called ‘mo bros’ and ‘mo sistas’ have gathered to raise millions for the cause, with £6.8 Million being raised last year alone.

By raising this amount of money on a yearly basis they hope to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% (by the year 2030).

If you’re worried about becoming ill as a result of reading this article, or you think something may be wrong, don’t worry. There are plenty of things you can do to keep informed.

1. Knowledge is power

Family history is one of the most powerful tools to understanding your health. Family history affects your level of risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, among other illnesses. It all starts with a conversation; talk to your family and take note of illnesses that a direct relative has experienced.

2. Talk about the big stuff in life

The break up of a relationship, loss of a job, financial trouble or becoming a father are big moments in a man’s life that happen to many men. It’s important to recognise the impact of these and know it’s ok to talk about how you’re coping with the change.

3. Keep active

The best thing you can do for your health is to stay active. How you move is up to you. Whether it’s a work out one day, a quick jog at lunchtime the next, an hour at the ping-pong table, or an epic bike ride, no move is too big or small.

4. Check in regularly with friends and family

It’s all too easy to prioritize other aspects of your life but make sure you put effort into staying connected with friends – for your own benefit but also theirs too.

5. If you notice something, do something

You know your body better than anyone. If you notice something isn’t feeling right, don’t put it off and hope that it goes away, go to the doctor and get it checked out. Early detection is the most important factor in treating the big issues.

Click here for more information on how you can help: