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The answer depends on who you ask. Men will tell you that men are the stronger sex –MEN STRONGER THAN WOMEN

“Just look around. We are bigger and more muscular than women. We can run faster, lift more, and throw things farther”.

However, when it comes to health, research paints an entirely different picture. It appears that males are the weaker sex throughout life!

Research from Harvard Medical School, USA, shows the death ratios of men to women –

Liver disease, 270 men:100 women, Heart disease 150 men:100 women, Cancer 140 men:100 women, Diabetes 140 men:100 women, Kidney disease 140 men:100 women.

And life expectancy stats show: Males at 75.96 and Females 81.17

The main reasons men fall ill sooner and die off faster than women:

  • Work stress
  • Poor eating
  • Lack of exercise
  • Lack of regular health care
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Risky behaviour
  • Aggression and violence

This male/female gap is not unique to America. We can safely assume that similar health risks apply in South Africa.

The main culprit appears to be the macho mentality. Its not a “guy thing” to care for your health. Men fail to take the simple steps that can protect them from heart disease, liver disease, diabetes etc.

1 minute health tip: “We become what we repeatedly do.”  Sean Covey

Get fast relief from stress, feel better and stay better with some simple steps. Call Arthur to start your healthier life today.

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