No-Shave November: St. George’s University Vice Provost Shares Tips for Prioritizing Your Health

Brendon La Grenade, vice provost for Institutional Advancement

The month of November is recognized as No-Shave November also known as “Movember.” During the month, men around the world grow their beards to spark conversation and raise awareness about several prominent diseases including prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health and suicide prevention in men. 

As an avid sports enthusiast, Dr. Brendon La Grenade, vice provost for Institutional Advancement at St. George’s University, is an advocate for men’s health and engages in several weekly physical activities to help him stay in shape. He also encourages men to not take their health for granted and to be adamant about getting annual checkups.  

“I implore all men to take a moment, go sit with your physician, and hear about your health so that you can be there for those who want you to be there for them” said Dr. La Grenade. 

Here are five ways Dr. La Grenade prioritizes his health and stays active:  

  • Playing sports such as tennis and soccer. 
  • Eating healthy. Dr. La Grenade admits he is a “foodie” and enjoys cooking his own meals. 
  • Weekly runs. 
  • Going to the gym once to twice per week. 
  • Hiking. 

“Let’s use this November as the month to encourage our men to get out there and make appointments to get that checkup,” Dr. La Grenade said. 




 -Istra Bell

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