In an attempt to find the "fountain of youth", both women and men spend a lot of time and money buying miraculous creams, following detox diets and special sports training. However, experts remind that to a large extent, our life expectancy depends on habits, sometimes very unexpected. Below are five ways to live longer that will pleasantly surprise men.
A recent study reports that men who regularly look at women's breasts tend to live longer. Men’s Health experts explain this by the fact that looking at something pleasant, be it a beautiful female body or cute kittens, automatically raises our mood.
In an experiment conducted by the Archives of Internal Medicine, it was found that those volunteers who practiced positive thinking for a year (they were asked to think about pleasant things as often as possible) were healthier than the participants in the "negative group." Specifically, 55% of participants with coronary heart disease and 42% of participants with high blood pressure experienced significant improvements in health outcomes.
If a man needs an excuse to have sex with his partner more often, then this is it. A study by BMJ suggests that sex has a positive effect on a man's health. Thus, the risk of mortality under the condition of regular sexual activity decreases by 50%, while the average life expectancy increases from 3 to 8 years. Experts believe this is because sex helps us cope with stressful overloads, thereby reducing the likelihood of illness.
Research shows that married men live longer on average than unmarried men. In a scientific experiment involving more than 127, 000 American adults, it was found that men who marry after age 25 have a higher level of protection against chronic disease than those who do it before age 25. In addition, the longer a man is married, the higher the benefits in terms of life expectancy and general health.
No worse than a happy marriage, it prolongs a man's life and the birth of a child. This is evidenced by data from a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Scientists have found that men and women who have at least one child have a lower mortality risk than their childless "counterparts." When parents reach 60 years of age, the difference in life expectancy is 2 years, and by 80 years old - from 7 to 8 years. All of this is likely due to a growing sense of responsibility, say experts in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
No, not a beer belly, but the one that appears in men from a well-fed and contented life. Richard G. Bribiescas, author of How Men Age, cites evidence that overweight men are less likely to suffer from heart attacks and prostate cancer and are more likely to spend time with their children rather than looking for other women. What's more, a slight increase in body fat has been shown to make men more attractive to women. And, according to some reports, such men are even better at sex than their fit rivals.