26/10/2015 8:25 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:50 PM AEST

Move For Movember Issues 30-Day Fitness Challenge To Mo Sistas


If the saying "summer is coming" isn't enough to inspire you to get moving, than the Move for Movember campaign should do the trick.

Famous for raising awareness surrounding the issues of men's health, Movember is moving beyond the mo and is encouraging "Mo Sistas" and others to get moving during the month of November.

The 30-day fitness challenge is designed for men and women alike to take control of their physical and mental well-being, and MOVE every day of November -- whether that be ditching the car in favour of walking, playing tennis with friends or taking an ocean swim on a hot day.

The MOVE campaign was devised to combat the fact physical activity is the second greatest contributor to the cancer burden in Australia behind smoking, and, furthermore, 12 million Australian adults (70 percent) are classed as sedentary or having low levels of physical activity.

It is a movement (pun intended) fitness food motivator Dani Stevens immediately knew she had to support.

"Movember is such a great cause and one that is really personal for me," Stevens told The Huffington Post Australia. "Sadly, my grandfather passed away as a result of prostate cancer but I am so fortunate my Dad is a prostate cancer survivor, thanks fantastic treatment available here in Australia which ended up saving his life.

"I am also married and have two young boys so it's really important to me that they are able to open up and talk about things like their health.

"So Move for Movember is a great way for me to be able to get involved with what is already a great organisation. It's about moving our bodies and encouraging our men to move with us.

"I know I will be saying to my husband -- because we live beside the sea -- 'I don't care if the swell's not rocking, get out there and go for a swim'.

"We already have family walks in the evening -- it really is something the whole family can do."

Want to get involved? Sign up here.

Since starting in Melbourne in 2003, more than five million people have joined Movember, raising funds and awareness and helping fund over 1,000 men’s health projects in 21 countries.