Meet Rhett Corker – Men’s Health Program Manager for Movember… This Movember, Twosixmag will be focusing on educating and raising awareness for men’s health. Rhett joined the Movember Foundation where he’s been for the last three years. In his personal life, Rhett’s been touched by three of the health issues the Foundation tackles, sadly that includes losing mates to suicide.
What are the most important things you have experienced so far while working with Movember?
Before I even started with Movember, I realised how important men’s’ health was. Us blokes are typically awkward when it comes to having conversations about our health. But the moustache acts as an ice breaker for conversations. I have had so many great chats with Mo Bros and Mo Sistas about their health, the health of their family and friends, and that has been the result of the furry upper lip.
How would friends and family describe you?
That I could live on a deserted island by myself and not get bored (providing I had a library and a way to exercise).
Do you think social media is the key to getting a healthy message out there?
Social media certainly has a role to play. It can inspire others, it helps us set and achieve fitness goals. I think we need to use social media to help us get active with our mates. There is nothing more inspiring than the support of your mates. Work out with your squad – Stay healthy, stay connected.
What do you do to keep “Moving” every day?
I ride my bike to work. I always take the stairs and I shift my bin away from my desk so I have to get up to put rubbish in it. Outside of that, I try to run and go to the gym a couple of times a week.
Join Our Team!
At Twosixmag we’re passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of the Gents in our lives, because 510,000 men die from suicide each year. That’s one every minute. The Movember Foundation is funding research and services to help men and boys stay mentally healthy. Please join us for the month of November – and move everyday! It doesn’t matter if you’re a Mo Bro or a Mo Sista – Movember is for everyone. There are two ways to participate: sign up to the Twosixmag Community and grow a moustache for 30 days, or be part of the TWOSIX – MOVE challenge and get active with us every day for 30 days.
Show us your moves by tagging @twosixmag & hashtagging #twosixmoves