The average life expectancy for a man is 79, where women are expected to live to 82.
The reason for women outliving men is genetics, according to Medical Daily. Women have two X chromosomes, which provides them with a backup if a mutation occurs. However, men do not have that luxury — they only have one X chromosome to express all their genes.
Lifestyle factors can also impact how long a person will live.
Here are six ways a man can boost his life expectancy.
1. Stare at boobsHelp us, girls. Consider it your contribution to health care!
It may seem like an inconvenience or an invasion of privacy to many women, but staring at boobs creates a positive mindset in men.
The same effect occurs when they look at cute animals.
A 2012 study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, looked at the effects positive thinking had on men’s health. . .
2. Have lots of sex
What every man wants to hear, but there is a good reason for it.
A study in the BMJ found that sex could decrease a man’s mortality rate by as much as 50 percent.
It is all down to sex promoting physical well-being, as well as being a stress reliever — which can help reduce the likeliness of illness.
After that, they get a little more serious and go all Jordan Peterson on us:
3. Get married . . .So 3 out of 5 ain't too bad . . .
4. Have kids . . .
5. Be responsible . . .
Wombat-socho has "Rule 5 Sunday: Crash Test Girl" up and running at The Other McCain.