Forty years or middle age is the time in a man’s life where health concerns should become a priority. This is also supposedly a man’s best earning years. Likewise, this time is also the time wherein we are most concerned about the welfare of our children because they are still young.
Quitting smoking and avoiding secondhand smoke this important factor in remaining healthy. It is already a proven fact that smoking and being exposed to secondhand smoke causes cancer and emphysema.
Drinking alcoholic beverages has been found to increase the man’s chances of developing some cancers. Foremost of this this liver cancer. It is suggested that men have no more than two drinks a day if they are 65 years or younger. Limit that to one drink a day if you are older than 65 years.
Being overweight causes undue stress on the body’s bones and joints. Hip, knee and joint replacement surgeries have become the norm for elderly people.
Along with being overweight, problems with one’s insulin level and high blood sugar levels along with complications to other organs of the body like the eyes and the liver seem to be more prevalent. Lowering one’s weight seems to help diabetes.
Sitting all day this one of the worst things a man can do with his body especially in his middle-age. Coupled with other risk factors one needs to have a lifestyle change.
High blood pressure by itself is a grave threat to one’s health. It places tremendous pressure on the body’s organs.
Being overweight increases the chances for a man in his 40s to suffer a stroke.
Stress and lack of exercise
Modern living has exposed us tremendously to stress. Stress along with other health risk factors can cause high blood pressure and heart problems. It has been found that stress can magnify the effects of a lot of the risk factors on this list.
The reduction of our sugar intake, fatty foods and an unhealthy diet magnify specific risk like being overweight and high blood pressure. The consumption of foods like vegetables, fruits and nuts should be emphasized in one’s eating habits.
Early detection of cancer has to be undertaken in order to increase the chances of a cure. Regular checkups must be undertaken. With this health risk a medical professionals help and advice goes along way.
Being proactive against these health risks will go a long way in helping one enjoy his golden years.