A simple conversation amongst two mates about the disappearance of the moustache in 2003 led to an idea that resulted in Movember. 18 years later, Movember has campaigns in 21 countries and has raised more than $730 million to fund over 1250 men’s health programs.
The three key men’s health issues that Movember focuses on are prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
What Movember is doing to help men
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. Men are dying on average six years earlier than...
What is a Bulging Disc?
This is a common condition in young adults and older people. It’s where one of your intervertebral discs, which cushions the bones in your spine, has weakened and lost its shape. As the disc bulges out between the vertebrae and presses on a nerve, you will experience symptoms in whatever part of your body the affected nerve serves, usually slowly and over a long period of time. The symptoms include pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. It is possible for you to have a bulging disc without feeling any pain...
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
This month is Prostate awareness month. It’s important that we are aware in particular men are aware of this disease. 20,000 men this year will be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The best chance of surviving this disease is finding it early. Finding it early means there are more treatment options and the chances of survival are greatest. It’s important for men of all ages to know what they can do to help find prostate cancer early.
How does the Prostate develop? This cancer develops when abnormal cells in the prostate...
National Asthma Week is on 1-7 September so let’s get involved. This year Asthma Australia is focusing on air pollution. It’s time to educate Australians to think differently about the air we are breathing in. Also, to take simple steps to reduce our pollution intake for a healthier life.
There are 2.7 million asthmatics in Australia. With air pollution high and regularly breathed in, consequently, the risks and impacts for asthmatics are getting harder. This Asthma Week (1-7 September) Asthma Australia has joined forces with key...
Hydration for your spine is so important. Water is the source of life and there is a good reason for it too. The amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75%. The water in our bodies serves a multitude of functions. Hydration keeps our spines in alignment and our vertebrae’s properly cushioned. When we feel thirsty, dehydration has already set to a certain degree. So, everyone should drink regularly throughout the day, before they even feel thirsty. Not drinking enough water can increase your risk of health problems,...
Daffodil Day falls on Friday, 27 August, you can get involved at any time throughout the month. The first Daffodil Day was held in Australia in 1986 and it’s Cancer Council’s most iconic and much loved annual campaign. As a result, it raises life-saving funds for world-class cancer research and is a time of hope where we come together to show our support for the 150,000 Australians diagnosed with cancer each year.
Why is the daffodil a symbol for cancer?
The daffodil is one of...
This month of August is Tradie National Health Month. So to all the tradie’s out there listen up. We know it’s hard work being a tradie. Waking up at dawn, getting straight into a physically demanding job, and the prolonged strain on the body over long hours, this all adds up.
So, it’s not surprising that according to statistics from Safe Work Australia in 2016 “labourers accounted for the highest percentage of serious musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) claims with the highest frequency rate”. This was three times higher than the rate of all employees.
National Stroke Week 2-8 August 2021
National Stroke Week is about raising awareness of the signs of Stroke. You can help by learning these signs F.A.S.T (face, arms, speech, time). Register at Stroke Foundation and see how you can help.
A stroke happens when blood can’t get to your brain because of either a blocked or a burst artery. As a result, your brain cells die due to a lack of oxygen and nutrients. Injury to an area of your brain can impact how you think, behave, use words, swallow, see, feel, touch, and...
National Pain Week 2021
National Pain Week runs from 26 July – 1st August. It’s organised each year by Chronic Pain Australia to support the needs of the many Australian’s living with some form of chronic pain. There are 1 in 5 Australians who live with chronic pain – including adolescents and children. This includes 1 in 3 people over the age of 65.
Living with chronic pain can be a very lonely experience. Many people feel isolated and think that no one really understands. Carers looking after...
More than half of all Australian adults are not active enough and need to move more. Around 30% of children aged 2–17 and 44% of adults aged 18 and over met the physical activity guideline.
Physical inactivity is the second greatest contributor, behind tobacco smoking, to the cancer burden in Australia. To move more and be physically active, therefore limiting your sedentary behaviour every day, is essential for your health and well-being.
Physical activity – any activity that gets your body moving, makes your breathing become quicker and your heart beat faster. You can...