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Photos Submitted Robert Messer smiles as he receives a YETI Soft Cooler for being selected in the Barbour Community Health Association drawing to celebrate Men’s Health Month.

BARBOUR COUNTY – To celebrate Men’s Health Month, the Barbour Community Health Association has entered into a raffle for all male patients who attended Myers Clinic or Belington Clinic for routine checkups from June 14th to 30th.

In the raffle, the patients had the chance to win a YETI soft cooler.

The Myers Clinic received 111 entries in the raffle and the Belington Clinic received 118 entries.

Billy Workman, a patient at Myers Clinic, won a YETI soft cooler in the raffle and Robert Messer from Belington Clinic won the second cooler in the raffle.

June is recognized nationwide as Men’s Health Month each year to raise awareness of preventable health issues and promote the early detection and treatment of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and depression.

Billy Workman, a patient at Myers Clinic, receives a YETI Soft Cooler for being selected in the Barbour Community Health Association raffle to celebrate Men’s Health Month.

Health organizations from across Barbour Country host a variety of screening events promoting the importance of routine screening and the implementation of healthy behaviors in everyday life.

The Belington and Myers Clinics are government qualified health centers that provide medical and behavioral health care and wellness programs to patients with insurance, Medicare and / or Medicaid, and without health coverage through the clinic’s Health Access program.

The organization also operates the Belington Wellness Center, the Brandon Wellness Center, the Philippi Wellness Center, and the AB Wellness Center.

The Belington Wellness Center is located next to the Belington Medical Clinic and offers a wide range of exercise equipment and exercise programs as well as a swimming pool.

The Brandon Wellness Center is a school-based health center that provides a variety of medical services in the fields of nursing, preventive and acute care, and behavioral medicine to the students and staff of Philip Barbour High School in Barbour County.

Brandon School-based Health Services are offered to all Barbour County School students and families.

The AB Wellness Center provides acute and chronic medical services to all currently enrolled Alderson Broaddus University students and staff.

The Philippi Wellness Center is located behind the Barbour Chiropractic Center at 206 N. Main Street and offers fitness and health improvement services through exercise equipment and regular workshops and seminars.

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Jack Knox: Channel your inner Lasso (but not your outer train robber)



I grew a Movember mustache.

You wouldn’t know because of the face mask I always had to wear, but it’s a beauty.

Okay, I was hoping for a Ted Lasso / Burt Reynolds, dark and dense like Nordic Noir, but what came in was more of an aging train robber like Bill Miner – another masked man! – which is still cool except for an unfortunate spot in the middle that from a distance makes me look like I was about to invade Poland in search of a small place to live.

Others don’t like my mustache as much as I do. Colleagues avert their eyes with a mixture of embarrassment and disgust, as if I had a booger on my lip. A friend, usually as obscure as a poker player, turned pale and took the Lord’s name in vain. My wife started calling me her first husband.

These reactions likely reflect the relative rarity of mustaches today. 40, 50 years ago everyone had a mustache: Elliott Gould in MASH, Tom Selleck in Magnum PI, Carl Weathers in Rocky (and before that as BC Lion), Lanny McDonald, Frank Zappa, Hulk Hogan, Freddie Mercury, Lech Walesa, Yosemite Sam , the villagers, your mother-in-law.

Before that were Albert Einstein, Salvador Dali, Martin Luther King Jr., Clark Gable, and both Karl and Groucho Marx. Even Gandhi had a non-violent lip decoration. Nietzsche looked as if someone had stuck a raccoon on his face.

But it seems that over time, people associated mustaches with those who were up to no good: Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Snidely Whiplash, your mother-in-law. It’s no coincidence that Canada hasn’t had a mustache prime minister since Robert Borden in the 1920s. (Bearded Trudeau doesn’t count.)

These days men are either shaved clean or look like hairy lumberjacks (or at least what hairy lumberjacks would look like if they worked in the gaming industry). Someone suggested that I use a full beard again, but when I was shaving the last one, a pretty woman said to me, “Losing your beard made you look a lot younger.” That made me blush and squirm until she added “uglier but much younger”. Someone else suggested I grow chia hair on my head or try some of that spray-on stuff.

But I digress. I wanted to point out that, aside from Ted Lasso, mustaches are not as fashionable as they were. You could say the same about Movember. A dozen years ago there were all sorts of types sprouting facial hair in the name of men’s health, especially prostate and testicular cancers, but lately it feels like the novelty has waned.

That’s a shame because the thing itself, with a broader understanding of wellness in general, is still worthy of it. In fact, it’s even more important as the pandemic is putting pressure on mental health.

This is where mustache fun gets serious. “It’s one of those things that we just don’t talk about,” says Colin Newell.

Many guys withdraw and quietly isolate themselves in a dark place under stress, he says. Right now it is important to be aware of this and to reach out to each other, to let each other know that help is there when it is needed.

Newell does system IT work at UVic. For the past twelve years, he led the division’s Movember efforts. He kind of got me into joining the IT team this year, which was a bit like asking Trump to teach ethics, but let’s not blame it.

The point he is trying to get across is that it is important to speak and listen to each other when necessary. “The difference between failing and thriving can often be traced back to a conversation,” he says.

It sounds like something the mustached Lasso, the friendliest character on TV, could say.

Unfortunately, while Lasso’s stache could stay, I was told mine would be cut off on December 1st, possibly a minute after midnight. It’s a shame that all of our problems couldn’t go away so easily.

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Bulldog Workout Gear Is Discounted by up to 55% in Its Black Friday Sale



What’s better than a sale? Selling exercise equipment, that’s what. Right now, Bulldog, the premier place for all of your home exercise needs, is offering up to 55 percent off some of its most sought-after products through its Black Friday sales. Whether you’re looking for dumbbells, a pull-up bar, or a curved treadmill, there’s a discount out there that you can take advantage of. Check out our selection below.


Bulldog competition kettlebell


No gym is complete without a kettlebell. These have a wider, flatter base, making them a more stable option when doing pushups, for example.


20kg weight vest


Are bodyweight workouts getting a little boring? Increase it with this 20kg vest. If you need a workout, check out this one.


Hex dumbbells 2.0

What’s so good about these dumbbells? Well, the knurled rubber handles offer a good grip and resistance to sweat. The shock-absorbing, rubberized dumbbell heads protect your floor in the meantime. They can also take weights from 2.5 to 50 kg, so there is an option for whatever you lift


Flat bench


Easy to assemble, durable and affordable, this bench is a great option for any home gym. It’s also wrapped in an easy-to-wipe antibacterial vinyl, which makes it easy to keep clean too.


Resistance bands


You can use bands for assisted pull-ups, dips, deltoid exercises, and many other things. If you don’t already have a set, get it while it’s discounted.


Wooden gymnastic rings 2.0

Rings are not just for experienced gymnasts and calisthenics masters. They are an effective tool for building stability, strength and coordination and can make your training more varied.




Exercise with this strongman-style weatherproof sandbag. And again, if you need training on your new purchase, we’re here for you.


Wall-mounted chin-up bar


This isn’t the type of flimsy chin-up bar that will risk your life every time you use it. This is a heavy-duty pull-up bar that, with a depth of 90 cm, gives you plenty of room to do kipping pull-ups or bar muscle-ups without scratching your knees on the wall in front of you.


Adjustable bench 2.0


If a flat bench can’t make it in your home gym, then maybe this adjustable bench will do the job. Adjust the incline position and work on the upper pectoral muscles.


BSSR2 Bulldog Series Squat Rack


$ 400.50

This is a squat rack, yes, but the rack can also be used for pull-ups, bar dips, and bar muscle-ups. You also have the option of combining it with new gymnastic rings for ring dips and pushups.


Curve Runner 2.0


If you want to take your sprint workout inside and invest in a curving treadmill, now, despite having over £ 300 off, is the time to do it.

Daniel Davies is a writer for Men’s Health UK and has been reporting for various publications on sports science, fitness and culture for the last five years.

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Force Factor Men’s Health Products Are on Sale for a Limited Time at The Vitamin Shoppe®



This article is sponsored by The Vitamin Shoppe.

Don’t miss out on the big savings on these health and fitness supplements for men

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If you were looking for high quality nutritional supplements to complete your health, The Vitamin Shoppe® should definitely be your first port of call. They are home to hundreds of vitamins (as the name rightly suggests), minerals, nutritional supplements, and more from popular wellness brands at great prices.

You can also get 20% off Force Factor men’s health products at or in store. You don’t need a code, but you definitely don’t want to wait because the deal is only valid until November 21st!

The Vitamin Shoppe has solutions for every need, from vitamins to help you meet your daily recommendations, to protein supplements that make exercise harder, to natural remedies that aid digestion, anxiety, stress, and a host of other wellness issues . Whatever health and fitness needs you want to focus on, The Vitamin Shoppe has plenty of options from fan-favorite brands like Force Factor.

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Force Factor in particular has an impressive selection of nutritional supplements for men that are definitely worth considering. The Vitamin Shoppe has a wide variety of choices including general vitality support, testosterone boosters, sex drive support, and prostate supplements. Whether you feel like your libido could use a little boost or your workouts could benefit from some naturally boosted testosterone, Force Factor is sure to have something for you.

Best of all, The Vitamin Shoppe offers a 2 hour roadside pickup so you can try out your new supplements ASAP. If you have a location close by, you can conveniently place your order online and take advantage of the opportunity to avoid any current worries about shipping delays. Talk about a win-win situation.

To help you find the right supplement to save you on during The Vitamin Shoppe’s limited-time sale, we’ve picked a few of our favorite Force Factor picks below. And remember, they are all 20% off until November 21st!

Limited time force factor sale at The Vitamin Shoppe

20% discount on Force Factor Black Maca Gummies – Mixed Berry

These berry-flavored gummy bears are designed to naturally improve sex drive in both men and women. (Maybe we finally found a fun after-dinner substitute for the mint?) Its main ingredient, of course, is black maca – or maca root – a plant native to Peru that has long been used to aid fertility. It is believed to help maintain the proper balance of hormone levels, particularly testosterone in men and estrogen in women. It is also said that black maca can aid in energy and stamina. When it comes to Force Factor’s Black Maca Gummies, you’ll find them free of gelatin or preservatives, and no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.

$ 15.99 (reg. $ 19.99) at

20% discount on Force Factor Test X180 PM Nighttime Testosterone Booster

This carefully formulated blend of minerals and supplements is designed to help men increase their testosterone levels – all while sleeping. With zinc, magnesium, aspartate, GABA, and cordyceps extracts, the nighttime testosterone formula can also help support muscle mass, recovery, physical strength, and strength. And as a bonus, the blend of melatonin, L-theanine, and ashwagandha promotes a sense of calm, resulting in deeper, healthier sleep (so you wake up well rested and ready to hit the gym for your morning workout course).

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Get 20% off Force Factor men’s health products through November 21 at or in store. No code needed; Exclusions apply.

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