Dads, The Key to Staying Healthy? Don’t Leave The House!

Men Get Into Lots of Accidents!

Men Get Into Lots of Accidents!

As we prepare to head down to the Natural Products Expo in search of healthy food options for our Dads, we think we are doing the right thing for Dads.   After all, the top two killers for both men and women are heart disease and cancer.  Numerous studies show that heart disease and cancers can be positively and negatively influenced by your diet.  So, by finding Dads healthy food options, we are doing our little part to save some lives!

What Were We Thinking? We Are All Going To Die In Some Horrific Accident!

I knew we should have read the third leading cause of death among men before deciding to travel to Boston.  According to the CDC, the third leading cause of death for men is “Accidents (unintentional injuries)”!  I am a Dad, I need to travel to the show, accidents happen when you travel…curse this Natural Products Show and all the needless Dad deaths they will cause!

Another Reason Moms are Better Than Dads – They Are Less Deadly Accident Prone!

There has been a lot of talk recently about the differences between men and women, Moms and Dads. Newsweek ran a cover story on men that let us Dads know that we are making less, more unemployed, doing less at home and spending less time with the kids.  A whole debate has raged online about how Dad Bloggers suck and could learn a lot from Mom Bloggers.  But why is everyone ignoring the elephant in the room – Dads are much more accident prone than Moms!

The top 3 leading causes for death among women:

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Cerebrovascular Diseases (strokes)

The top 3 leading causes of death among men:

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Accidents were way down at #6 for women!

Source: CDC, National Vital Statistics Report, March 2010

Here is a direct quote from the CDC Report

“Although the proportion of deaths due to unintentional injuries declined overall for both groups from 1980 through 2006, the relative burden of mortality from this cause is typically higher for men than women. During this period, unintentional injuries remained entrenched in the top four causes of death for men, but among women it gradually moved down in rank and dropped out of the top five in 1987. In 2006, unintentional injuries accounted for 6.6 percent of all deaths to men but 3.5 percent of all deaths to women.”

Come On Dads – We Can Do Better Than This!

We are laying the gauntlet down right here and right now!  Men, Dads – let’s be more careful and show that we can actually do things, go places, have fun – all without getting into horrific accidents.  We will lead by example, we are going to go to the Natural Products Expo and we will be accident free – statistics be damned! And if anyone asks why we are wearing a hard hat and full body armor, we will explain that Dads are always early for Halloween!

Drop Us A Comment – What Will You Do To Be Less Accident Prone?

Are You A Mom- Tell Us Your Secret, How Did You Move Accidents Down to #6 on Your List?

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