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23 December 2010

Taking care of your body: for men

Men take lousy care of their health. They shrug off injuries. They hate going to the doctor for anything. They pay little heed to warning signs for major health issues.

As a general rule, men take lousy care of their health. They shrug off injuries. They hate going to the doctor for anything. They pay little heed to warning signs for major health issues.

"Men are leading in nine out of the top 10 causes of death," said Scott Williams, vice president of the network. "I feel like we're starting behind where health is concerned, compared to women."

  • Bring a list of all medications and supplements you're taking.
  • Write down a full medical history of your family. The health of relatives can provide clues to illnesses you might be prone to develop.
  • Make a list of any allergies or reactions to medications that you've had.
  • Don't think it's all done after the physical. You need to take your doctor's findings and advice to heart, and make whatever changes to your lifestyle that need to happen to keep you healthy and fit.

 
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