By Randy Fritz
Are Men Really That Helpless?
Women have known throughout the ages that men are hopeless at taking care of themselves. A study by the experts at Stockholm University has proven this.
Data from a 1990 Swedish Census showed that the factor that was the best predictor of a long life for a man was the level his wife’s education and not the man’s education.
It was already a proven fact that man will live longer with any woman at his side. Married men live longer than single men.
This had been found before in many past studies, but it was hard to tell just which came first – the chicken or the egg. Researchers could always question, “Do married men live longer than their single counterparts because marriage helps them in some way or is there something about men who live longer that predisposes them to marry? (Perhaps being smarter)!”
Now we know for sure it is the woman’s touch.
This is probably why a US health expert suggests a nagging wife can help a man to live to a ripe old age.
Dr. Robert Butler, director of the National Institute on Aging, suggests that women “could nag then a little more on certain things. To be moderate in smoking and drinking, for instance and keeping them physically more active.”
The Implications (musings from a man)
The trouble with men is that we don’t seem to know how bad we are at taking care of ourselves.
We think we are pretty good at just about everything!
We don’t even think much about nutrition, and acid alkaline balance is something we do to start the car in the morning.
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