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The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Tallesty1(m): 7:08pm On Apr 08, 2015
It is a fact of life that men enjoy certain physical advantages over women. On average, men are stronger, taller, faster and less likely to be overweight. But none of these attributes seem to matter over the long haul. For whatever the physical virtues of maleness, longevity is not among them.
Women, as a group, live longer than men. Even across the industrialized world, women still live 5 to 10 years longer than men and recent research revealed that among people over 100 years old, 85% are women.

These Are The Few Reasons Men Live Shorter Lives

1. The Burden of Natural Genetic Deficits. While every cell in a woman's body has two large X chromosomes, men have one X and one smaller Y chromosome; the Y is half the size. The "spare" X chromosomes allow women's bodies to compensate when faced with damage in ways that men's cells cannot. In addition, mutations are three to six times more likely in a Y chromosome than an X chromosome.

2. The Big Delay: This is a one big advantage women have over men in terms of cardiovascular disease, like heart attack and stroke. Women develop these problems usually in their 70s and 80s, about 10 years later than men, who develop them in their 50s and 60s.

3. Hard Drugs and Alcohol: Althou women indulge in this too but the rate is higher in men. A lot of men have done horrendous damage to themselves over time with smoking and drinking.

4. The Testostereone Storm: This is the time in the live a guy when the levels of the hormone can be quite high and changeable, and that can induce some pretty dangerous behavior among young men. They start taking risks; they drink too much alcohol; they can be aggressive with weapons and so on and so forth. These behaviors lead to a higher death rate.

5. They Take Risks: Men are biologically more prone to risky behavior, this is sometimes caused by the slower development of the area of the brain that governs judgment and sometimes by the presure the society put on us. For instance, when there's a burning house, the man has to be the one running back in to save others and risk his life!

6. Self-Reliance: It is always good to be able to do things for yourself but there are things you cannot accomplish on you own and some men don't seem to reason that way. We have this mentality of I can do it all on my own. I don’t depend on anybody. I can’t depend on others in society to take care of me, so I need to rely on myself. And because others like my family are depending on me, I really need to take care of myself. This is good to an extent but the disadvantage poses a great risk to our health

7. Men Don't Pay Attention To Their Health: Men pay more attention to their wives' health than their own. When a woman complains of sickness, the man will either take her to the hospital or ask her to see a doctor but when he falls sick, he will take paractamol and wave it off as nothing. Even when we do fall properly ill, we still laugh it off, and pretend it’s nothing so that we don’t look weak - or even risk losing work. There’s a lot at stake if you admit to illness.

8. Some Men Hardly Rest: This group of men are always at work, from morning till night everyday. There is nothing like rest in their dictionary. They work all the time.

9. They Live With Women: No Explanation is needed here.


You Can Add Yours.

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Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by MizMyColi(f): 7:11pm On Apr 08, 2015
Guys have a natural inclination towards recklessness!angry

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Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Middlefinger1: 7:11pm On Apr 08, 2015
nna Tallesty nwanne, i hope na adim free to buy plot?

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Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Truckpusher(m): 7:17pm On Apr 08, 2015
MizMyColi:
Guys have a natural inclination towards recklessness!angry
You can't prove it cheesy

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Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by TrishaP(f): 7:19pm On Apr 08, 2015
Research says heart attacks are more common among men because they cry less frequently than women. Funny and amazing!

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Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Tallesty1(m): 7:21pm On Apr 08, 2015
TrishaP:
Research says heart attacks are more common among men because they cry less frequently than women? Funny and amazing!


Some of us don't even know how to cry.

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Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by okotv(m): 7:27pm On Apr 08, 2015
number 6&9 sha.

Men fight more wars than women and so the body gets worn out easily. You hardly see a soldier leave above 100. I mean one who was active in the war front not those in offices.

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Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by okotv(m): 7:28pm On Apr 08, 2015
TrishaP:
Research says heart attacks are more common among men because they cry less frequently than women? Funny and amazing!


Easter should be the only time I cry yearly.
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Tallesty1(m): 7:31pm On Apr 08, 2015
okotv:
number 6&9 sha.

Men fight more wars than women and so the body gets worn out easily. You hardly see a soldier leave above 100. I mean one who was active in the war front not those in offices.
Hearing this for the first time.
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by okotv(m): 7:35pm On Apr 08, 2015
Tallesty1:
Hearing this for the first time.
its through. Their body wear out easily.
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Tallesty1(m): 7:37pm On Apr 08, 2015
okotv:
its through. Their body wear out easily.
Scary.





I won't join the armycry
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by okotv(m): 7:41pm On Apr 08, 2015
Tallesty1:
Scary.





I won't join the armycry
were you planning to before If yes, you can live longer if only you live a clean life. No drinking, smoking, womanising and a lot of rest. I know all these cause it what I hope to become. If you join now, you would be my junior sha and I would command you. lol
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Tallesty1(m): 7:45pm On Apr 08, 2015
okotv:
were you planning to before If yes, you can live longer if only you live a clean life. No drinking, smoking, womanising and a lot of rest. I know all these cause it what I hope to become. If you join now, you would be my junior sha and I would command you. lol
I wanted to.


But something made me change my mind.
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by okotv(m): 7:48pm On Apr 08, 2015
Tallesty1:
I wanted to.


But something made me change my mind.
okay.
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by MizMyColi(f): 7:51pm On Apr 08, 2015
Truckpusher:
You can't prove it cheesy

Yes, I can.
Even if I couldnt; doesn't mean it's not true.
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by TrishaP(f): 8:00pm On Apr 08, 2015
Tallesty1:
Some of us don't even know how to cry.

okotv:
Easter should be the only time I cry yearly.

Maybe you should start doing that more often.
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Truckpusher(m): 8:14pm On Apr 08, 2015
MizMyColi:


Yes, I can.
Even if I couldnt; doesn't mean it's not true.
I still believe you. tongue

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Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by MizMyColi(f): 8:16pm On Apr 08, 2015
Truckpusher:
I still believe you. tongue

Hehehe
You try.
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Truckpusher(m): 8:19pm On Apr 08, 2015
MizMyColi:


Hehehe
You try.
I actually wanted to say; I still don't believe you but I guess I was in a hurry to reply you after all these years of sanctions and personal bans. grin


Forgiveness is the sweetest feeling ever.What do you think? cheesy
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by okotv(m): 8:25pm On Apr 08, 2015
TrishaP:




Maybe you should start doing that more often.
what would be the reason for the tears ?
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by MizMyColi(f): 8:34pm On Apr 08, 2015
Truckpusher:
I actually wanted to say; I still don't believe you but I guess I was in a hurry to reply you after all these years of sanctions and personal bans. grin


Forgiveness is the sweetest feeling ever.What do you think? cheesy

Lol@Sanction and Ban.
Were they self inflicted?
You hardly get banned, that I'm sure of.

Yes, you're right.
There's something about forgiveness that relieves, even more than the forgiven.

Why?
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Truckpusher(m): 8:37pm On Apr 08, 2015
MizMyColi:


Lol@Sanction and Ban.
Were they self inflicted?
You hardly get banned, that I'm sure of.

Yes, you're right.
There's something about forgiveness that relieves, even more than the forgiven.

Why?
Nice to know that you are aware of the damages.
No wahala - like I said before ,you should try and lift the ban and the sanction ,of course they were self inflicted but the punishment has outweighed the deed itself and that itself too is another form of injustice.

Lift the military blockade biko. grin
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by PHAYOL81: 8:44pm On Apr 08, 2015
In naija society. ... It's also because dey av an enormous number in d police force dan their female counterparts. Or hw many policeman do you know attain old age b4 death comes visiting.? undecided
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by MizMyColi(f): 8:53pm On Apr 08, 2015
Truckpusher:
Nice to know that you are aware of the damages.
No wahala - like I said before ,you should try and lift the ban and the sanction ,of course they were self inflicted but the punishment has outweighed the deed itself and that itself too is another form of injustice.

Lift the military blockade biko. grin

Donesmiley
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by kingstylo01(m): 8:53pm On Apr 08, 2015
Nice one tallesty1, always making sense.
Let me just throw more light on what you've said:

.1. My lecturer once told us that when a male child is born, he cries out louder as he looks at his carrot (joystick, pencil), buh female children don't cry when they look at their sharpener (honey pot). Why? Because on seeing that long thing and confirming that he's a dude, the male child knows he's born to suffer, while females are born to depend on them (males).
2.. During ejaculation, male sperms cell(X chromosomes?) are fastest swimmers buh die quick, while on the other hand, female sperms (Y chromosomes?) although sluggish swimmers live long and are more likely to fertilize an egg than the males.
This also throws more light as to why women mostly live longer than men.



****
My two piece of kulikuli..

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Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Truckpusher(m): 8:53pm On Apr 08, 2015
MizMyColi:


Donesmiley
Sure? cry
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by TrishaP(f): 9:17pm On Apr 08, 2015
okotv:
what would be the reason for the tears ?
Joy
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by MizMyColi(f): 9:20pm On Apr 08, 2015
Truckpusher:
Sure? cry

You ehn
Ocho Okwu Number 1 of nairaland.

*pulls him close*
Come here joorgrin

*Bear Hugs*
Yes, we're good
wink
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by okotv(m): 9:22pm On Apr 08, 2015
[quote author=TrishaP post=32497969]
Joy[/quote) I have lost all forms of emotions
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by okotv(m): 9:23pm On Apr 08, 2015
kingstylo01:
Nice one tallesty1, always making sense.
Let me just throw more light on what you've said:

.1. My lecturer once told us that when a male child is born, he cries out louder as he looks at his carrot (joystick, pencil), buh female children don't cry when they look at their sharpener (honey pot). Why? Because on seeing that long thing and confirming that he's a dude, the male child knows he's born to suffer, while females are born to depend on them (males).
2.. During ejaculation, male sperms cell(X chromosomes?) are fastest swimmers buh die quick, while on the other hand, female sperms (Y chromosomes?) although sluggish swimmers live long and are more likely to fertilize an egg than the males.
This also throws more light as to why women mostly live longer than men.



****
My two piece of kulikuli..
male cells are y chromosomes while that of females is x

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Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by Truckpusher(m): 9:26pm On Apr 08, 2015
MizMyColi:


You ehn
Ocho Okwu Number 1 of nairaland.

*pulls him close*
Come here joorgrin

"Bear Hugs*
Yes, we're good
wink
grin Ocho Okwu? How did you know this ? shocked shocked
My Mom use to call me Ocho uka 1 when I was a kid grin grin
Re: The Real Reason Men Live Shorter Lives Than Women by MizMyColi(f): 9:30pm On Apr 08, 2015
Truckpusher:
grin Ocho Okwu? How did you know this ? shocked shocked
My Mom use to call me Ocho uka 1 when I was a kid grin grin

A day old Nairalander knows.
Lol.

I pity your victims no be su-muhlucheesy

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