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How to Be Mantastic (in Movember or Anytime)

Soldier with mustache listens to a briefing

Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy/ National Guard

In this Article:

  • Staying well-groomed helps you not only look good, but feel good.
  • Protect your health and your brain by getting regular checkups and taking care of yourself.
  • Remember to practice safety at all times.

Have you joined the Movember movement? Every November, men across the world grow mustaches to help raise awareness about men’s health issues. Be a “mo bro” and stay mantastic year round by following these health tips.

Illness and Injury Prevention

As a Soldier, it’s your duty to protect your community. But you can’t do that if you don’t take care of yourself first. By catching early warning signs and getting simple preventive check-ups, you can guard yourself against illness and disease. Check out these six reasons to get regular checkups. Find out which health screenings are recommended for your age. 

Safety and Survival Skills

You’re trained to keep others safe and out of harm’s way. You owe yourself the same protection. Review this list of survival tips you should know in case you’re faced with one of these all-too-common emergency situations.

Guarding Your Brain

Keeping your mind sharp and healthy takes work. Take the 20-point Head Inspection from Man Therapy to see where you thrive and how you can improve your mental health. Then check out these five things you can do to guard your brain. 

Manscaping And Grooming

Everyone loves a well-groomed man. When you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you are more resilient and ready to dominate your duties as a Citizen-Soldier. Take a look at these 10 mansome health habits you should be practicing. Also, you can avoid pesky shaving problems with these tips and fight dry skin with this guide.

Remember—it doesn’t hurt to ask for help to manage the challenges you face as a Citizen-Soldier. Contact a Chaplain or Psychological Health Coordinator in your state or call the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-TALK (8255).

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