Obesity is the cause of many problems. The highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental right of every human being. Reducing unnecessary suffering by men and enabling them to lead healthy and fulfilling lives is therefore an ethical imperative. It makes good economic sense too: men’s premature mortality and morbidity costs the United States economy some £335 billion annually while the economic burden associated with smoking, excess weight, alcohol and physical inactivity in Canadian men has been estimated at about £18 billion a year. Reduce the number of calories you eat daily. Eat smaller portions—don’t “upsize” your meals at fast food restaurants. The DASH diet is designed to lower high blood pressure The acronym in the name stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It’s a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and low-fat dairy products, and low in snacks, sweets, meats, and saturated and total fat. Moore SC, et al. Association of leisure-time physical activity with risk of 26 types of cancer in 1.44 million adults. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2016;176:816. If you’ve never exercised before or have been sedentary for a long time, it’s advisable (after consulting with your doctor) to start off slowly and gradually build up to these activity levels. Instead of 30 minutes of walking 5 days a week, for example, start with 5 or 10 minutes and build up from there. Similarly, once you’ve built up your fitness levels or if you already lead an active lifestyle and are in good overall health, there’s no reason to limit your exercise to 150 minutes a week. For most people, boredom is easily solved within a healthy relationship. Though for those who have reached their limit, even if they’ve actually tried to spice up their physical relationship with their partner, the boredom is just too great and the temptation of fulfillment outside of the relationship just too seductive. Women wear men’s underwear too2. I’ve spoken to two women who wear clothing for men out of a preference. They both argued that clothing for men was thicker, more practical and felt more sensible as vestments that provided the function of covering the body adequately and comfortably. One of these ladies (a Korean) preferred wearing men’s pyjamas over women’s nightwear. She argued that men’s PJs fitted her better. Did wearing these clothes make these ladies identify as men? No. One of them stated categorically that she was a woman and there was no confusion. To maintain your new weight you need to make sure that you are utilizing as many calories as you are consuming. You may need to experiment with the amount of food you need to maintain your current weight. Make sure to keep exercising regularly and eat plenty of nutrient-dense foods.