Guys, we need to talk

I am a big fan of the Movember Foundation not only because of the funds that they raise but for their contribution to men’s health and the conversations that they tackle.

Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Around the world, on average we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day. That’s 510,000 men that we lose to suicide each year. Three times as many men die through suicide compared to women.

Saturday 10 September marks World Suicide Prevention Day and the Movember Foundation has one simple message: Men, let’s talk when things get tough. Please watch and share this to keep the conversation going.

Please watch and share this video to keep the conversation going.

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Fitness on a dime

Improving my fitness wasn’t just a New Year’s resolution but a commitment.  I now wake up a bit earlier to go to gym and I have cut out certain evils from of my life.

However, here’s what I found out when I started becoming really serious about my fitness; it’s really expensive. You can’t just have one “gym t-shirt” and one “gym shorts.” You also don’t need the latest fabulous fitness range by Pharrel, Yeezy or Rita Ora – you should be exercising your body, not your wallet.

My one-stop shop is Mr Price Sport. They have a myriad of functional yet fashionable sportswear to suit your pocket, from water bottles and towel to dumbbells and the latest craze, “compression pants”.

Here’s just a sneak peek into what you can find at your closest Mr Price Sports store.

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dumbbells

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Movember: Get behind the Mo

It’s that time of the year again, where men all over the world unite to raise awareness of men’s health issues by growing a moustache.  The Movember campaigned evolved from a small initiative among friends Australia a few years ago, into a global movement.  Movember’s primary focus is in the silent killer, cancer but their focus have also shifted to draw attention on other men’s health including mental health issues such as depression, alcohol dependency and smoking. Locally, their partnership with CANSA is a huge step in addressing men’s health through patient support.

I joined the movement last year – I was part of a movement, yoh! It has become a movement that’s very close to my heart.

Being a first time Mobro was challenging, the mo or tasche was bloody itchy and towards the end, I looked like a small-town detective. Last year was tribute to my late uncle who passed away from throat cancer.

This year, Movember hit home again. My best friend was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and passed on a few weeks. I miss him. This mo will be a reminder of his fight and I will be wearing it with more pride than ever.

Visit my Mospace at:http://mobro.co/fareed

Fashion: Men’s Health Menswear Collection 2014

Well what do you know, it’s fashion season already and SS 2014 kicked off with the Men’s Health Menswear Collection 2014. The Men’s Health Menswear Collection is South Africa’s first show dedicated to men’s fashion, something that was lacking on our already limited fashion calendar.

The event featured over 15 fashion labels and I was really impressed by what was being showcased. The best thing about this show though, is that it’s realistic in terms of wear-ability, style and most important, price – all these looks are from relatively affordable brands. My favourite looks were from French fashion brand,  Celio*, Scotch & Soda, Superdry and T.M Lewin.

Check out the full collection here.

Celio

Celio

Celio

Celio

Scotch & Soda

Scotch & Soda

Scotch & Soda

Scotch & Soda

Superdry

Superdry

Superdry

Superdry

T.M Lewin

T.M Lewin

T.M Lewin

T.M Lewin