Men wearing clothes that don’t fit or that don�t look right in the mirror are a real problem in this country, a report released Wednesday said.
The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which analyzed nearly 200 million deaths from heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010, found that many men are taking matters into their own hands to avoid a costly trip to the doctor or costly trip home to a spouse or family member.
The researchers said men were taking matters onto their own and that they are becoming more self-sufficient in their daily lives and shopping.
A man walks past a billboard of the company Target in Santa Monica, California.
Many men are looking for ways to save money to pay for health care, food and clothing, the report said.
Among the most common purchases men make are clothing, footwear, electronics and accessories, according to the report, which also said men are spending more time with their families and are more likely to be diagnosed with a disease such as asthma.
The CDC is calling on men to help out by not wearing what they don�re comfortable in.
Catherine R. Peterson, CDC deputy director, said in a statement: It is a shame that many of our men are not taking the time to get their clothes tailored, or to consider how much more they can save by purchasing quality clothes, and by staying out of the water.
Men are spending a greater share of their income on their health, but that is not a fair comparison to women, who spend a greater percentage of their gross domestic product on their well-being.
To help men make the most of their time off, the CDC is encouraging men to shop at the store with their kids and take time to watch the weather and make their own decisions.
Women and families are spending far more on health care.
Women spend more than $3,000 on medical care, the most expensive form of medical care in the United States, the study said.
And the report found that men spend about $4,000 a year on health.
If men and women are not spending the same amount on health, then how can we expect that all men are healthy?
Dr. Robert M. LeBlanc, a physician and a professor at Columbia University, said the CDC report shows that men are living longer and healthier lives than women.