By Cindy-lou Schmidt
Movember is a great foundation to celebrate to help support the fathers, husbands, brothers and sons in your life.
This week, I visited RBC Bank at 235 Ira Needles Blvd in Kitchener, where I connected with my favourite Mobile Mortgage Specialist, George Vasileas to discuss Movember.
George is a high-performing broker who has created dependable and responsive mortgage opportunities for my clients to up-size, down-size and most importantly —right-size their real estate purchase or investment.
So when it comes to helping to support this cause with George, I wanted to shed some light on the important topic of men’s health.
With all the mustache merchandise we’ve seen on the market in the last 5 years in particular, sometimes people can forget how and why Movember started in the first place.
Movember began in 2003 with 3 guys in Australia. That first year, they were able to get 30 men in total to sport mustaches in support of men’s health. Most recently they have raised over 5.5 million and are ranked 43 out of the 500 world-wise non-governmental foundations.
It’s important for men to be comfortable and more vocal about their health.
Did you know?
70% of men say their friends can rely on them for support, but only 48% say that they rely on their friends. In other words: we’re here for our friends, but worried about asking for help for ourselves. Reaching out is crucial.
5 Things Men can do to take care of their health include:
1 . Spend time with people who make you feel good. Stay connected and stay in touch regularly.
2. Talk and listen more. Sharing and listening with your friends can be life-saving.
3. Know the numbers. Prostate cancer is a concern that you need to be screen for at 50 years old, and if you have other risk factors, you should screen at 45. Talk to you doctor.
4. “Know thy nuts”. Get to know what’s normal for you and get checked regularly at your doctor.
5. Be more active. It doesn’t have to be official sweat sessions at the gym. Just parking further from the grocery store can work. Every little bit helps.
Let’s help support the wonderful mean in our life and communities but helping to increase awareness so they can feel empowered to reach out and take care of their health.
Looking for mortgage options? You can reach out to George : Phone: (519) 897-8880 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org