Some of the Coolest Mustache Dache Team Names

What’s in a name? Who really cares? Check out some of my favorite team names for the Mustache Dache this month.

  • “3 Ladies and a Mustache” –  I hope they keep it well groomed.
  • “Eastside Stubble” – Sounds like a high school gang.
  • “Free Mustache Rides” – Don’t really have to say much here.
  • “Super Mario” – I sure hope they dress the part.
  • “Buttstaches” – I hope they don’t dress the part.
  • “Molestachers” – Creepy. Hide your kids.
  • “Mo’ staches Mo’ problems” – Aint that the truth.
  • “Happy Grandpappies” – Old guys rock!
  • “50 Shades of Stache” – Hope its as good as the book.

Less than 10 days to register!

 

-Ryan Avila from HealthRyan.com

 

Why People are Rocking the ‘Stache at this Year’s Dache

It’s not often you find that someone will do something physical for no reason. Some people want to lose weight, raise awareness or just be a part of something awesome. Below are a few reasons why participants will rock their stache’ at this year’s Mustache Dache.

Cause:

“Because this event sounds so awesome and its for a good cause! I really want to help raise awareness!”

“My father is a recent prostate cancer survivor and I want to help out in any way that I can. Want to support an amazing cause.”

“I am a one-year cancer survivor”

“We are a group of Family Medicine Physicians that think Prostate awareness is a noble cause and we like growing staches!”

“I have four brothers, a dad, a husband and a new baby boy! I think supporting Movember is important.”

Awesomeness:

“I like people who can rock the stache with panache. Keeping everyone healthy is important too.”

“My husband had a team and grows a mustache every year for Movember. Have to help in every way I can!”

“To be with my husband.”

“I think mustache’s are neat-o. But since I’m a lady, I don’t want to really have one. But this way, I can pretend for a day.”

“What an incredible reason to dress up as a mighty Swedish Viking!”

Fitness:

“Because I broke my foot on May 26 and have not yet had the guts to get back into running — needed a fun enticing 5k! Plus, I can’t wait to see my husband grow a stache.”

“I’m currently becoming more physically active and I’ve never done a 5k before!”

“My Movember ‘Stache needs the exercise to keep sprouting to full potential.”

“Fun-sounding pun-funny good-intentioned mustache-donning athletic laughing partay is good for my soul! Can’t wait to find a mustache to don and run with harhar. cheers, Angelina”

Whether you want to raise awareness, get in shape, or be awesome, participating in the Mustache Dache is not only apprecaited, but also a way to give back and be a part of something great. Spread the word.

 

-Ryan Avila

A Bull Named ‘Mustache’

Mustache is not your average bull. He does not charge at the color red. He does not weigh 1700lbs. And he does not graze for several hours in an open pasture. Mustache is the mechanical bull whose sole purpose is to knock the mustache off your lip at the Mustache Dache this November.

I like to think the mechanical bull was created because a few drunken cowboys wanted a safer way to ride a bull while intoxicated, but really the mechanical bull was created for entertainment and practice purposes. With the use of a “quick stop” motor, the operator can safely control the ride and regulate the unit’s Buck-and-Spin speed.

The mechanical bull as an entertainment device was popularized by the movie Urban Cowboy, where John Travolta and Debra Winger demonstrated the art of riding a mechanical bull in 1980. Mechanical bulls are a fun way to get the adrenaline flowing, but I prefer seeing them in use at country swing-dancing clubs or bars where women will try to out-do the other. Makes for great entertainment.

Believe it or not, mechanical bull riding can be a workout. I know whenever I get bucked off riding a mechanical bull; I get super sore on my inner-thighs and normally my core feels worked from all that bucking action.

So whether you are a city-slicker or a cowboy, come attempt to ride Mustache the bull at the Movember Mustache Dache.

by Ryan Avila

Mustache Apps you gotta have

Everyone likes a mustache. There are so many styles of mustaches and if you ever wanted to see what one style would look like on you or a friend, here are a few must-have mustache apps for your smart phone.

Mustache me –This app allows you to choose from over a dozen mustaches and goatees. You simply choose your facial hair selection, point your camera phone to a person, aim and take the picture. The only downside to this app is that you can’t take a photo of yourself without turning the phone around.  Available for both iPhones and Android phones.

Super Mustache –Here is an interactive mustache app. First, you choose a stache and hold the phone up under your nose with your screen facing towards your friends. When you talk, the lips will move and the stache will look like it’s on you. Check it out.  Available for both iPhones and Android phones.

LiveStache – Only for iPhones but this is truly the best mustache app around. Livestache uses science to put mustaches on anyone with live video. You place the camera in front of someone and a stache will appear. You can keep it as video or take a snap shot. Super cool and super fun.

There are a few other mustache apps like “Super Mustache” and “Mustache” but those ones costs to download. Feel free to play with any mustache app you find and share your experience with us.

Best, Ryan Avila

Twitter@ryanavila

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

As men, we sometimes think that we are indestructible, strong, and can do anything. We are full of testosterone and do what we want. With our busy lives full of children, wives, gyms, work, fantasy football, and the occasional men’s night out, we sometimes forget to check ourselves. There are many health issues that may arise from our living habits. Here are a few:

Check your Cholesterol

Most men know that high cholesterol can cause heart disease or heart attack. Most men don’t even know they have high cholesterol. Fortunately, it’s easy to check your cholesterol and if your cholesterol is high, you can take actions to control it.

To check your cholesterol, simply go to a doctor or nurse and they will do a test called a lipid profile to measure your levels. You want your total cholesterol to be under 200.

A few things that may lead to high cholesterol levels are:

  • Family History –High cholesterol can run in the family.
  • Age – Cholesterol levels go up with age.
  • Being overweight or obese.
  • Eating too much saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol.
  • Not getting enough physical activity.

Take Action!

Remember, the higher your cholesterol levels, the higher the chance of heart attack or heart disease. A few things you can do to help keep your cholesterol low.

  • Get active –Workout a few times a week or get involved in recreational activities.
  • Eat healthier foods with low saturated and trans fat.
  • Quit smoking, if you do.

 

Prevent Kidney Stones

If you have ever experienced a kidney stone or know someone who has, then you know they are horrific. There is nothing more terrifying than the pain of trying to pee a stone out of your urethra. Here are a few ways to prevent kidney stones from developing.

  • Drink plenty of water – Most men who get kidney stones get them from lack of drinking enough water. Be safe and drink half your weight in ounces a day.
  • Stay away from soda –If you consume high amounts of sugar then you are very vulnerable to getting kidney stones.
  • Exercise –The longer you go without physical movement the better chance you have of getting a stone because lack of activity can cause bones to release more calcium.

 

Prostate Cancer

We all know about it, but not many of us check ourselves for it. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. There are no real signs if you have prostate cancer. You can have a rectal exam to check if your prostate is hard or irregular. A few ways to help prevent prostate cancer are:

  • Have sex –No detail necessary.
  • Aerobic activity –Running, cycling or even dancing.
  • Eat cereal with soy milk –Look for cereals high in flax. Flax and soy contain active ingredients that fight prostate cancer.

When it comes down to health, stay in shape, eat a balanced diet and visit your doctor regularly.

Mustache History

A Glorious Mustache

Shamelessly taken from Wikipedia.

Shaving with stone razors was technologically possible from Neolithic times, but the oldest portrait showing a shaved man with a moustache is an ancient Iranian (Scythian) horseman from 300 BC.[citation needed]

In Western cultures women generally avoid the growth of facial hair; though some are capable, the majority of these women use some form of depilation to remove it. In rare circumstances, women may choose to embrace this growth, often in the form of thin moustaches. Mexican artist Frida Kahlo famously depicted herself in her artwork with both a moustache and a unibrow. This tradition is followed by some contemporary women in the arts.[5][6][7]

Various cultures have developed different associations with mustaches. For example, in many 20th-century Arab countries, mustaches are associated with power, beards with Islamic traditionalism, and lack of facial hair with more liberal, Western political tendencies.[8]

Concerning Mustaches.

The World Beard and Moustache Championships 2007 had 6 sub-categories for moustaches:[12]

Natural – Moustache may be styled without aids.

Hungarian – Big and bushy, beginning from the middle of the upper lip and pulled to the side. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip.

Dalí – narrow, long points bent or curved steeply upward; areas past the corner of the mouth must be shaved. Artificial styling aids needed. Named after Salvador Dalí.

English moustache – narrow, beginning at the middle of the upper lip the whiskers are very long and pulled to the side, slightly curled; the ends are pointed slightly upward; areas past the corner of the mouth usually shaved. Artificial styling may be needed.

Imperial – whiskers growing from both the upper lip and cheeks, curled upward (distinct from the royale, or impériale)

Freestyle – All moustaches that do not match other classes. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip. Aids are allowed.

Other types of moustache include:

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