Summer break is officially over—which means busy season is starting to kick into high gear. Classes are in full swing, work is piling up, and some days it’s hard to even eat three meals let alone fit in a good workout.
Whether you’re traveling or just dashing around in a frenzy, Men’s Health expert BJ Gaddour has a few suggestions for how to squeeze in some exercise. His simple tips include stretches like flexing your hips (especially if you spend most of the day in a chair), breaking a sweat with squats and pushups, and a killer 10-minute workout you can do in a small space with just your body weight.
We’re only a few days into Movember, but judging from the abundance of well-groomed mustaches here at Birchbox HQ, our dapper gents may well decide to leave their clean-shaven days behind for good. Ladies, now’s the time to convince your man to grow a ‘stache and help raise awareness for men’s health issues. Of course, that doesn’t mean he should let things run wild.
Thankfully, the facial hair experts over at Birchbox Man put together this helpful video detailing the essentials every guy needs to keep his ‘stache trimmed and neat. Watch, learn, and help him manage his whiskers. Plus, who knew that mustache combs could look so cute?
I always look forward to celebrating Movember with my friends, family, and co-workers. Beyond the fact that mustaches are just plain fun to look at, I find immeasurable joy in supporting my male friends (a.k.a. mercilessly ridiculing them) as they compete for the grandest or creepiest style. But what makes me happiest about Movember is that all this silliness has a very important purpose: to spread knowledge and encourage open dialogue about men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.
This is an issue that has immense personal importance to me, since I lost the love of my life, my dad, to prostate cancer. But it also has universal significance. We all have men in our lives who we care about, and the sad fact is that men are much less likely to visit a doctor or be pro-active about their personal health than women are. Consequently, awareness and funding for men’s health issues lags far behind other causes. For instance, did you know that the life expectancy of the average man is five years shorter than his female counterpart?
Ladies, it’s that time again: Movember is almost upon us! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the event, November marks a month-long initiative to help raise awareness for men’s health, with a special focus on prostate and testicular cancer research. Gents can participate by letting their whiskers grow all month in an effort to create a fancy (or totally terrifying) moustache.
The handsome fellows of Birchbox Man have started a team to support this awesome endeavor, and would love for you to be a part of it! Even if you can’t create a stellar ‘stache, that doesn’t mean you can’t participate—watch the video above to find out how you and the men in your life can help spread the word about this great cause.