Movember Move-Manly Art of Defence
The Regina Boxing Club is joining the Movember MOVE-ment to encourage men, youth and adults alike to engage in physical activity to reduce physical inactivity related deaths.
On Monday, November 25, all MoBros, MoSistas, and MoSupporters are invited to the Manly Art of Defence, Olympic Style Boxing training session.
This non-contact training session is for every fitness level.
Free admission for MoBros and MoSistas. MoSupporters can offer a donation upon arrival.
About Movember Move
New research is showing that sitting and inactivity are linked to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and depression. Our bodies are designed to move; when we sit for extended periods it causes your body to shut down at the metabolic level. When your muscles (especially certain leg muscles) aren't moving, your circulation slows, using less of your blood sugar and burning less fat.
Men who sit more than six hours a day have an 18% increased risk of dying from heart disease and a 7.8% increased chance of dying from diabetes compared with someone who sits for three hours or less a day.
In 2013, more deaths will be attributed to physical inactivity (5.3 million) than smoking (5 million).
Today's ten year-olds are the first generation expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
Each year during the month of November, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on hundreds of thousands of men’s faces around the world. Men grow and women support the moustache for 30 days to raise vital funds and awareness.
Movember funds prostate cancer and men’s mental health initiatives, and through its Global Action Plan (GAP), testicular cancer.
To date globally, over 3 million participants have fundraised $444 million. In Canada in 2012, 247,445 men and women participated in Movember, raising $42 million to help change the face of men’s health.