The Movember Move Men Should be Making—but Aren’t.

Movember conjures up images of pretty epic handlebar mustaches and events at local breweries to raise funds in support of men’s health issues—specifically mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

Oh, the irony

Drinking to raise money to prevent mental health issues and cancer.

Studies show that alcohol is linked to greater risks for developing testicular cancerprostate cancermental health issues, and higher suicide rates in men.

We’re encouraging drinking alcohol to raise money to treat the very conditions that drinking alcohol causes.

The marketing geniuses really hit it out of the ballpark with that one!

So what Movember move should men be making in the interest of their health—both mental and physical?

The Center for Disease Control reports that men are more likely than women to drink excessively. Excessive drinking is associated with significant risks to men’s health and safety. These risks increase with the amount of alcohol consumed. Men are also more likely than women to take other risks. Including misusing other substances, having multiple sex partners, or not wearing a seat belt. This when combined with alcohol, further increases their risk of illness, injury, or death.

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