HEALTH AWARENESS IN MY 50’s
A lot of us notice that our bodies are starting to slow down by the time we reach our 50s. We’re often less active than we used to be, and when we get sick or injure ourselves, it takes longer to recover than it used to. Some other changes we might notice include:
- Being more susceptible to colds and flus
- High blood pressure
- Erection trouble and lower sex drive
- Less energy or fitness to play sports
- Drinking too much too often
- Putting on weight
- Muscle pain, strains and aches
- Worsening vision and hearing
50’s health check
Make the time to visit your doctor for a health check-up every year, even if you think there’s nothing wrong with you. Your doctor can often detect early signs of illness by measuring various levels (hormones, blood count etc.) and comparing them with your previous readings. The sooner health problems are detected, the sooner they can be monitored and treated. 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.
- Blood pressure
- Liver health
- Cholesterol and heart health
- Diet and exercise
- Suspicious moles or sun spots on your skin
- Erection or performance problems
- Risks of prostate cancer and bowel cancer
- Depression and anxiety
STEPS TO BETTER HEALTH IN OUR 50’s
It’s important to be proactive about our health in our 50s – getting a health check-up every year, getting our hearing and vision tested, taking notice when things aren’t right, and staying a healthy body size. Being a healthy size helps keep our blood pressure in check, keeps our heart and cholesterol levels healthy, and gives us more energy. Take a look at what you can do.