If a man in your life is sporting some new facial hair this month, he may not just be too lazy to shave.
Once an effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer only, no-shave November -- commonly known as Movember, from the Australian slang for mustache, "mo" -- now shines a light on other aspects of men's health, including testicular cancer and mental illness.
The Movember Foundation has raised $559 million and funded more than 800 programs in 21 countries, according to its website, by asking men to let their facial hair run wild to start conversations about men's health. "To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won't stop growing as long as serious men's health issues exist," the site proclaims.
Here at Healthy Living, we want everyone to lead their healthiest lives. Men are less likely to see a doctor than women, particularly among young adults, and men, on average, die five years earlier than women.
That's why we've rounded up a handful of our favorite Movember photos below. Take a look -- then share your own with us using #HPMovember.
About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Men are significantly more likely to commit suicide than women.
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Women who participate in Movember are fondly called Mo Sistas.
Nearly half of all testicular cancer cases are among men between the ages of 20 and 34.
A man's risk of dying from testicular cancer is about 1 in 5,000.
— Ron Telpner (@ronrants) November 11, 2014
— Jade Hubner (@jadehubner) November 12, 2014
Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults every year.
— Jonny.G.Love (@JonnyGLove) November 12, 2014
— Sophia (@sophiaaar) November 12, 2014
— Lily's Kitchen (@lilyskitchen) November 12, 2014
About 60 percent of prostate cancer cases are in men age 65 or older.