All over the world, the average man lives an unhealthy lifestyle compared to the average woman. This health imbalance may be due to non-communicable diseases, which are more common in men. These include heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and others.
In addition to poorer diets and heavier drinking, men are also more likely to be overweight and less knowledgeable about nutrition and health in general. Further, they are more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors and resist medical treatment. Gender roles and ideas about masculinity are probably to blame for these behaviors, and men are paying the price.
Over the past few decades, research has demonstrated consistent decreases in male fertility. Overall health greatly influences fertility, so take better care of yourself and don’t fall victim to this trend. Health risks can be reduced through frequent exercise, healthy diet, losing excess weight, quitting smoking or vaping, and drinking in moderation. Regular health check-ups are also a necessary part of taking care of yourself.