Join the Movement this Movember

MovemberThe library's free eSource, Health and Wellness Resource Center, offers a full range of health-related information, from current disease to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more. 

The Movember Foundation is dedicated to stopping men from dying too young. Men die on average six years earlier than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. By 2030, the foundation plans to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. 

Here are five things for men to know and do to live healthier, happier, and longer lives:

1. Make Man Time - Stay connected. Your friends are important and spending time with them is good for you. Catch up regularly, check in and make time.

2. Have open conversations - You don’t need to be an expert and you don’t have to be the sole solution, but being there for someone, listening and giving your time can be life-saving.

3. Know the Numbers - At 50, talk to your doctor about prostate cancer and whether it’s right for you to have a PSA test. If you are African American or have a father or brother with prostate cancer, you should be having this conversation at 45. Know your numbers, know your risk, talk to your doctor.

4. Know thy nuts. Simple - Get to know what’s normal for your testicles. Give them a check regularly and go to the doctor if something doesn’t feel right.

5. Move, more - Add more activity to your day. Do more of what makes you feel good.

  • Take a walking meeting
  • Park further away from the station
  • Get off the bus a stop or two earlier
  • Instead of the lift, take the stairs
  • Cycle to work instead of driving