Ready for that trip? Oil changed? Checked. Tires inflated? Yes sir. What if that trip is this thing called LIFE? Blood pressure, heart rate, testosterone levels who knows? A recent survey reveals that an incredible 70 percent of men find it easier to care for their cars. Why?
Our Dr. Harry Fisch has some thoughts. "At age 40," warns Dr. Fisch, urologist and clinical professor of medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, "the body begins to change and men are past the maintenance free years."
The other factor is programming since childhood. "When a boy is 5 years old and skins his knee, he is told that big boys do not cry," says Scott Williams, vice president of Men's Health Network, who commissioned the survey. "Fast-forward to adulthood and chest pain evokes the same dismissive reaction." But denying changing health requirements can be dangerous, experts say.