Leading Article: Shape up, guys

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The Independent Online
Step by step, men are learning to discuss their feelings with wives and lovers, show love for their children -even to listen more than they talk. All in all, they are learning to become more human - or at least more like women, which is nearly the same thing. But a sensible view of their physical well-being seems beyond them, poor mites.

Eight out of 10 readers of Men's Health magazine admitted to health worries - but they seem unable to talk to their GPs. Whatever the reason, they should get down to the business of staying well. Dodging doctors ends in tears, ruined relationships and even death. Ailing men should spare a thought for the women who will end up nursing them (or missing them), and get fit.