Sunday 23 July 2017

It definitely is a man's world as the chubby hubby has the last laugh on healthy living

'So, not only do men get to look in the mirror and see Brad Pitt reflected back at them, they may also have health benefits from their love handles.' Photo: AFP/Getty Images
'So, not only do men get to look in the mirror and see Brad Pitt reflected back at them, they may also have health benefits from their love handles.' Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

We are now being told to embrace our partner's beer belly and refrain from nagging him about it because it may be the very thing that prolongs his life.

A new book by Richard Bribiescas, Professor of Anthropology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, claims that fathers over 50 who are more inclined to stretch out on the couch and watch sport, rather than actually play it, are more likely to live longer.

One of the keys to a longer life is the natural decline in male testosterone levels which actually strengthens the immune system. So while some middle-aged men hit the gym, the lazy ones will have stronger immune systems and are less likely to have a heart attack or develop prostate cancer.

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