One of my best friends in the world came up with a great idea: Since guys get to forego shaving for the entire month of November , why wouldn’t us gals do the same to show our support! She suggests us ladies not shave our legs for a month – but of course, I am no specialist so I consulted with my panel of experts:
A: My boss: “as long as we can’t see the stubble sticking out through your stockings , you Go Girl!
B: My Significant Other: I don’t have one so it’s a moot point (for me) J
C: My Mom: “Yes, good idea! Maybe you’ll have time to get started on your Christmas cards in time so we receive them before Valentines’ Day” . MOOOOOM!!! ;
D: My dogs: “The hairier the better!”
E: My neighbors: Just kidding, I did not ask them J
F : My Day-Timer: November has come and gone so it’s easy to commit when I don’t have to act on it for another 11 months J
And the final answer is: Looks unanimous to me or at least, I’ve got a quorum!
Now I’ve decided I can be a “Mo Sista”, by using my leg-shaving time in a fulfilling manner such as:
1. writing my Blog;
2. vacuuming my floors;
3. get back to my exercise Wii Zumba;
4. taking my dogs for an extra long walk.
How does this help promote Men’s health you ask? Well, every time someone will comment on my furry legs, I will take a minute to prompt a conversation around the often ignored (on purpose) issue of men’s health, and hope that no one will want to duke it out or change sides of the street when they see me coming!
Of course, just like Woman’s health is so very critical, why should Men’s health not be? We need our men healthy all over; we know how to help with their headaches, colds, flu, aching muscles… why should we not be able to recommend how they can help themselves with other potential health problems which seem “embarrassing” to them? And women, please don’t quit after November 30th! We need our sons, fathers, brothers, boyfriends, husbands healthy ALL YEAR long! Do we only get Mammograms and PAP smears one month of the year? Do we ignore blatant symptoms that make us uncomfortable 11 months a year because it doesn’t feel right and we are not ready to overcome our embarrassment?
To be healthy and knowledgeable is empowering to all of us. I’d rather be embarrassed and healthy than comfortable and sick ~ (is there such a thing?) ~It’s like going tanning to look healthy as we suffer from skin cancer! ~
That’s it for now ! Salut mes amis!
Better be a Little “S” than a Little Less J