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Women are Stronger Than Men and that's just the bottom line.

You will find many males arguing that men are the stronger sex. They will try to convince you that they are bigger than women, and therefore can run faster, jump higher, lift more, and swim longer.

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Doctors of course know better. They will agree that women are stronger- at least where their health is concerned. Not to mention from my personal experience women can endure a lot more than men can during stress or crisis.

So what can men do to attain a healthier life and keep their body in check?  The answer is simple...they should become more like women. They need to understand their mind and listen to their body. They need to get their annual physical check ups and not dismiss them like they tend to. They need to embrace that they are not teenagers any longer. My husband plays four hour of tennis with an 18 year old and then he is out for a week. WHY?  The answer is simple...men are still trying to prove something to us girls.

In the US and around the world women tend to live longer than men by at least five years. While a life expectancy for a woman is 80.4 years, a man is lagging behind at 75.2.  

When I asked my grandpa why he thinks men die younger then women his response was: "Because they want to". Funny guy my grandpa, but I would like to believe that my husband wants to stick around till the end, and I don't want to out live him.  So what are we to do to make our men stick to a healthier lifestyle?

After all we women over 40 are smart and can think of lots of way to keep them happy and healthy. Last year in order for my hubby to get a check up that he absolutely refused, I made a deal.  If you don't get a check up I will not get my mammogram.  If I get breast cancer it will be all your fault.

Those of you that read my blog on guilt now say I'm a hypocrite, listen....if guilt is what I need to do to keep my guy healthy, so be it.

If you have any other suggestions I'm all ears.....

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      Mz. Queen wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • Yana,

      That is too cute, how you manipulate. If it works I say keep it up.

      much love
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      Jenni0811 wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • LOL at Grandpa’s comment!  Did the guilt work?



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • Yana, after the 3rd family member of my husband’s was diagnosed with cancer about 10 years ago, he finally agreed to go to the doctor.  

      Now oh my goodness, he calls the doctor for EVERYTHING! But at least he is going and getting all of his check ups. Preventive medicine is the best.



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • Oh I forgot to add when I made the appointment I told the doctor about his family history and my husband’s reluctance to see a doctor in the first place.  

      It all worked out well and my husband now has a great relationship with his doctor, which by the way we both have the same internal medicine doctor.



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      Jenni0811 wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • Well Tori, you wouldn’t want a papercut to disfigure that hunk of a husband you have!



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      Yana Berlin wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • I’m glad to hear that I’m not the one with this issue.

      Jannie, yes guilt works, or at least it has for the last few years, if he slacks off I’ll threaten divorce, anything to keep him in good health.  :)



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • Teeky, you are truly a hoot....period at least 3x a month....LOL...poor Cedric...

      My husband is one of those who procrastinates in going to see the doctor, until one day a few weeks ago, he called me at work, saying he has all kinds of pain in his chest, shaking, cold sweat, etc.  I calmly asked him a few questions to see if there was a possible heart attack.  I told him, if he didn’t feel any better, he needed to call the doctor.  He called the doctor, could not get in, so he wanted me to take him to the emergency room.  I refused, each year, I practically beg this man to go have himself checked out, he is 44 and probably thinks he is the same.  I told him, I would be home as soon as I was done.  He didn’t like that.  

      Insurance is not a problem, I worked with an insurance company and has excellent insurance.  Well recently, since his episode, he has been to the doctor now at least 3x in the past few weeks



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      Carine Nadel wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • Yana, did hubby get to the doctor and did you get the mammogram????

      My husband is the same way-had a really horrible stye in his eye, didn’t go away after a week.  Then he “phoned” in to his doctor-who actually prescribed an ointment and an antibiotic w/o seeing him!

      didn’t go away.  finally convinced him he should stop “grossing out” his family and co-workers and go to the opthalmologist.  the opth had to lance the thing to drain!  He also had to re-take the antibiotic and the use the ointment and still has to use the hot compresses.

      It’s still there, but he went back for another check.  Thank goodness he doesn’t get sick but once in a blue moon.



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • He is just one of those that blows it all out of proportion, and wants for you to baby him even he is just sneezing...well, I do not have time for that, suck it up and move on.



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • Yana, tell him either he goes to the doctor or you‘re pulling on the rubber gloves for a home exam!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 7, 2008
    • My husband has been promising me for nearly 5 years he will go and at least have his cholesterol checked. Nothing so far. He does not go to the doctor for anything, ever. I gave up asking him.

      Then he runs every morning between 4 and 7 miles. And he can barely walk in the evening. What gives with that?

      Ego and pride, they rule my household



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • My husband’s family has a horrible history with heart issues. But, they have horrible lifestyle habits. My husband’s main fault is what he won’t do, not what he does. He has horrible eating habits. He has reformed to a degree. However, I could never get my hubby to eat vegetables. He does take his supplements though.
      Feeling better is a good motivator I think. :) He trusts me. He has not done the years of research and hours of class study I have, and doesn’t care to. He just takes what I tell him to take, and lets me know when he runs out because he is aching. Yana, if he seriously has those issues after playing tennis, we need to talk. I can help (if you can live with his ego when he wins and is still going strong.)



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