fitness tips for men aged 40+

You’ve reached your 40s, and you know that life begins now – or so they say. However, you might be feeling a little down about your age, and you might be worried that your health will start to deteriorate because you’ve heard horror stories about just that. Don’t worry, though; there is no reason why hitting 40 (and above) should prove to have any detrimental effect on your health, especially if you work hard to stay fit and healthy. Here are some ways to keep as youthful as possible. 

Calcium 

Getting enough calcium is a great way to stay in shape. The correct calcium levels have been shown to reduce the amount of fat that can be stored in the body, and the fat that is stored is more readily available to be used for energy reasons – it won’t just sit there adding to your weight and your woes. You’ll need to aim for at least 1,000mg of calcium each day. That adds up to a pint of milk, one adult-sized pot of yogurt, or a bowl of cereal. That makes it truly easy to do, and you’ll certainly feel the benefits. 

 

Stretch Out 

When you get to 40 or older, your back can start to give you serious problems. Back pain comes from sporting injuries, weight issues, poor musculature, and poor flexibility. Therefore, solving those problems as far as possible will solve the back pain problems too. Simple stretching exercises such as bending backward as much as you can and holding that position for 10 seconds can help reduce inflammation and pain and increase your flexibility so that you don’t injure yourself further in the future. 

 

Do Something New 

Keeping healthy isn’t just about keeping your body healthy; it’s about ensuring your brain stays active too. Therefore, trying new things such as a new hobby, sport, or even launching a new business, can help you stay feeling good. Just remember, prepare in advance for anything you decide to do. From choosing the right dirt bike gear to ensuring all legal avenues are covered for a business, if you rush into anything, you can injure yourself or cause yourself stress, undoing all the good you’ve been attempting to do. 

 

Drink More Green Tea

Drinking coffee isn’t a bad thing; the caffeine keeps fat cells moving, making them more prone to being used for energy-burning instead of storage. However, studies suggest that green tea does the same thing, only it does it more efficiently. Along with its ability to produce cancer-resisting antioxidants, this makes green tea the best hot beverage you can have if you want to stay fit and healthy. It tastes great, so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem to switch at least some of your daily coffee intake to green tea instead. 

 

Listen To Your Body

Men tend to ignore health issues because they don’t want to be a burden. They don’t want to make a fuss. Yet this is an issue because neglecting things that are wrong can mean that those things get worse. If you’re feeling unwell, listen to your body and see a doctor. 

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