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You think you know, but you have no idea – men vs women

By Gina De Angelis
Posted On May 12, 2017
You think you know, but you have no idea – men vs women

Men and women differ in many ways. Check out how some of these facts that can guide you toward a healthier lifestyle for both men and women.


Women listen with both sides of their brain. Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine used fMRI machines to monitor brain activity while men and women listened to a passage from a John Grisham novel. While most of the men showed activity exclusively on the left side of the brain (typically associated with listening and speech), most of the women showed additional activity on the right side (associated with creativity and expressiveness). This could be why women are usually credited with “hearing” what’s left unsaid in a conversation.


Iron is one of the keys to good health and energy levels in women. Iron-rich food sources include red meat, chicken, turkey, pork, fish, kale, spinach, beans, lentils and fortified breads and cereals. Plant-based sources of iron are more easily absorbed by your body when eaten with vitamin C-rich foods. So eat fortified cereal with strawberries on top, spinach salad with mandarin orange slices or add tomatoes to lentil soup.


Since women typically have less muscle, more fat and are smaller than men, you need fewer calories to maintain a healthy body weight and activity level. Moderately active women need 1,800 to 2,200 calories a day. Women who are more physically active may require more calories.


5.3 The number of times women cry a month; men about 1.4 times. According to William H. Frey II, PhD, some may assume that this is just because of society but Frey states that there are biological factors that make women more likely to shed tears such as tear gland size and hormone prolactin (known for its role in lactation).


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