How to ward off the top 6 men’s health issues
From heart disease to suicide, the top causes of death claim more men than women every year—and women now live an average of five to ten years longer.
Why the disproportion, guys? One reason could be because men are 33 percent less likely than women to visit the doctor, according to a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, which indicates a lack of personal health monitoring. Other reasons could be their riskier lifestyle habits (more smoking, drinking and dangerous hobbies) or weaker social connections.
A tendency toward unhealthier eating—and not being as involved in household food and meal decisions as women typically are—are reasons, too. But this story doesn’t have to have a sad ending. Listen up, dudes: Here are some small tweaks you can make today to ward off the top issues affecting your health.