HEALTH AWARENESS IN MY 40’s
In our 40s we start to become more at risk of developing serious health conditions and illnesses. Many of these risks can be reduced through living healthier. It’s a good time to learn what we might be susceptible to by finding out about our family health histories. And it’s really important we go to our doctor for a thorough men’s health check-up. Some lifestyle factors that can impact our health in our 40’s include:
- Stress and not getting enough sleep
- Drinking too much too often
- Overeating, and eating too many takeaways and convenience foods
- Living with knee, back and shoulder pain
- Sitting too much and not getting enough exercise
- Smoking and other drugs
- Not seeing a doctor or dentist for a check-up
40’s health check
Make the time to visit your doctor for a health check-up every couple of years, even if you don’t feel sick. Now is the time to start getting tested for prostate cancer and bowel cancer. For all the information you need on getting a health check-up, including booking your appointment and what to ask for, download our Men’s Health Check-ups brochure.
These are some of the topics you might want to discuss at your health check.
- Family health history
- Blood pressure
- Liver health
- Cholesterol and heart health
- Irregular moles or sun spots on your skin
- Risks of prostate cancer and bowel cancer
- Depression and anxiety
- Vision and hearing
- Hormones, energy levels and sex drive
- Snoring and breathing difficulties
STEPS TO BETTER HEALTH IN OUR 40’s
It’s fair to say that by the time we’ve reached our 40s most of us have a set routine and habits. The best thing we can do for ourselves is to kick the bad habits and put in place healthier eating and exercise routines. Find out what’s a healthy size for your height and make it a priority to reach and maintain it. Being a healthy size reduces our risks of a huge number of health conditions including gout, high blood pressure, diabetes, most cancers, heart diseases, arthritis and strokes. Check out what can you do.