The month of November has been taken over by a global movement to promote men’s health. Men across the world endorse this cause by growing a mustache, making them walking billboards for men’s health. But the movement has sprouted more than just facial hair. In fact, the Movember Foundation, which is the force behind the movement, has collectively raised over $650 million for their cause. The charity has successfully funded countless programs focused on improving men’s health.
The health related issues they target include prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and physical inactivity. To specifically increase levels of physical activity among men, the Movemeber Foundation created a 30-Day MOVE Challenge. The Challenge dares participants to get active for thirty minutes each day, and track their movement. Sharing your participation helps raise funds for the cause, while getting you healthy.
Promoting Movement Through Physical Activity
The Foundation promotes all kinds of movement, from traditional exercise like walking or biking to less conventional methods like a game of ping pong. No activity is too big or too small, so long as you get moving. Not only can better physical health improve your physique, it will also improve your chances of avoiding certain diseases. In fact, regular exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer by up to 50%.
Unfortunately, only about half of men in the United States and Canada are exercising enough. Many men are turned off by the monotony and obligation of traditional exercise. If you are one of these men, or if you are looking to spice up your exercise routine, dance is the perfect option for you. While you are moving to the music you love, you are also gaining strength, enhancing your flexibility, and losing weight. Unlike simply jogging or walking, which can seem endlessly boring, dance can bring joy into working out.
Dancing is the perfect way to honor Movember; by moving around the floor, you are improving your overall health, which helps fight all of Movember’s main targets: mental and physical health issues. Though you will be burning calories, dancing provides a low impact work out that won’t hurt! Even if you are a beginner, dancing is a fun way to start up an exercise routine.
Move With Blueheel Today
To take on Movember’s 30-Day Challenge, contact Blueheel Dance Studio today. At Blueheel, we will get you started on your path to health and fitness in a fun and exciting atmosphere.