A man is an adult male human. Prior to adulthood, a male human is referred to as a boy. Like most other male mammals, a man’s genome inherits an X chromosome from his mother and a Y chromosome from his father.
The male fetus produces larger amounts of androgens and smaller amounts of estrogens than a female fetus.
Many people often define being “a real man” by comparing it to Masculinity which are two different definitions.
Masculinity is often define as “strength and or aggressiveness” while being a Man is defined as “an adult male“; different yet many people put them together as one meaning.
A real man treats a woman as an equal and a partner, rather than as an object. A real man is allowed to feel, to emote, to love, to cry and to have his weak moments. A real man is human, and like all humans he can be both strong as well as vulnerable.
A man wants a woman who is caring because if she is caring it shows that she is a nice person and he could have a happy life with her. He will love it when you ask how he is or how his day at work has gone. He will love it that you care that his friends and family are all ok.
Take charge of your health, gents. The sooner you do it, the better.
It’s not cool for a guy to wait until he’s 50 to see a doctor. Men need to care about their health above the waistline as well as below.
- Have regular check-ups
Even if you feel healthy, regular health checks (such as blood pressure, blood sugar levels, prostate checks) are essential to catch any problems early and stay in good health.
Your mental health is just as important, and seeking help for mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, can be critical.
- Reduce alcohol use
The harmful use of alcohol killed nearly 3 million people in 2016; 75% of whom were men.
Drinking too much, or too often, increases your immediate risk of injury, road crashes and violence, as well as causing longer-term effects like liver damage, cancer and heart disease.
Harmful use of alcohol can also affect your mental health and has a negative impact on your family and the people around you.
- Quit smoking
It also causes impotence. Quitting smoking is one of the best actions you can take for your health – within 2 to 12 weeks, your lung function improves, within a year your risk of heart disease is already half that of a smoker’s.
- Eat better
Eating a healthy diet helps prevent diabetes and many other diseases. Try to eat more fruit, vegetables, legumes (e.g. lentils), nuts and whole grains.
Limit the amount of salt to 1 teaspoon per day, sugar to less than 5% of total energy intake and saturated fats to less than 10% of your energy intake.
- Be more active
1 in 4 people aren’t active enough. Adults should do at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity physical activity a week.
Physical activity helps you maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer and can help beat depression too.