It is very important, especially once you hit 40 to make sure that you stay fit and healthy. Going to the gym regularly will keep you in shape and keep you busy. Now do you need to go crazy and start by going to the gym seven days a week? No, you can start out slow, and as you get comfortable you can add another day into your routine. If the gym is not the place for you, no need to worry, there are plenty of other activities that you can do to keep you in shape and healthy. Go for a bike ride regularly, a jog, swim, if you like sports go shoot some hoops or something which requires you to move around often. Exercising can be fun, and should be an integral part of your 40’s and beyond.
Find a Partner
Studies show that married men are healthier and also have lower death rates then men who have never been married or who are divorced or widowed. If you have never been married or are currently widowed or divorced, it is important that you try and go out there and find a person you can spend time with. Loneliness can cause stress and also depression which leads to chronic illness. Men who are single also tend to have poorer health habits, such as drinking more often, eating poorly, visiting a doctor less often, and also sex with more partners which can be much more risky at this stage of your life.
For most of us, in our 20’s and 30’s we would just eat whatever we wanted when we wanted it, not worrying about the consequences. Fast food was the normal, and going out to get the cheapest quickest thing to eat was how many of us lived. Now is the time to change if you haven’t already. Poor nutrition is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Instead of running to McDonalds and spending one dollar on a cheeseburger that is terrible for you and your body, go to the grocery store and start buying chicken, salad, fish, fruit, and food that is actually good for you. Your body will start thanking you immediately, and once you get on the track to eating right, you won’t want to stop.
Take a Potent Daily Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement
Even while eating right, and maintaining a healthy diet, many of the foods that we eat do not have all the nutrients that we need and should have in our body. There are over the counter supplements made specifically for this. Poor soil quality, storage, processing and cooking deplete our food of vitamins and minerals. A simple vitamin a day can go a long ways for your health.
Studies show people who quit smoking by the age of 44 tend to live nearly as long as those who never have even smoked one time in their lives. If this isn’t a huge wake up call to you then what is? Many people say, I’ve been smoking for 20 years why would i quit now? Here is your answer: once you turn 40 nicotine starts really working against you, even more so then in your younger years. The risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, and numerous other health risks greatly increases.
In conclusion, they say that once you hit forty the fun is just beginning. So instead of looking at yourself as being a year older, look at it as a new beginning. Start getting healthy and fit. Instead of sitting inside watching TV by yourself, go out and find a partner and go see a movie together. Kick bad habits, take chances, and start living every day like it’s your last.
This article was written by Colin Quin. Colin is a content creator for Rejuve Health Clinics where they focus on providing men with higher levels of energy and testosterone.