This stats show this to be true, men die younger than women. The reason why is simple, and a few changes to your lifestyle will have you living longer and healthier.

Why don't men live as long as women?

The answer, according to the UK’s mortality stats, is heart disease, which kills a little over 15 per cent of men. But cutting your risk needn’t be a chore. Here are six simple tips to help you get started. 

 

Reduce your risk of heart disease with these 6 steps:

Drink tea

drink tea for long life

Black or green, it doesn’t seem to matter, but draining at least two cups a day appears to help your heart, according to numerous studies.

 

Down a beer once a day

A study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that men who drank one beer a day for a month lowered their cholesterol levels, increased levels of heart-healthy antioxidants in the blood and reduced their fibrinogen, a protein that contributes to blood clots.

 

Eat baked beans

baked beans

By including legumes such as beans or peas in four meals every week, you could slash your risk of cardiac problems by 22 per cent, research has found.

Read more: Grown up beans on toast recipe

 

Have more sex

Making love counts as physical activity, which is, of course, good for your ticker.

Perhaps this is why Bristol University researchers found that men who have sex at least twice a week are less likely to have a stroke or cardiovascular problems.

Read more: Natural ways to boost your sex life

 

Go to bed an hour earlier

sleep for long life

More zzzs, less heart disease is the message coming out of the world of medical research.

Men who sleep less than six hours have a higher risk of dying of a heart-related problem than guys who sleep for seven or eight. However, slumbering for nine hours or more isn’t good for you either.

 

Book some time off work

American researchers analysed data on more than 12,000 middle-aged men from the famous Framingham Heart Study and found that those who took regular holidays sliced their risk of death from heart disease by a third.

 

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