The good thing is, you don't have to let your aging body limit you.
There are four healthy habits that you need to put in place in order to stay healthy in your 40s and beyond.
Read on to learn how to implement them in your own life!
Healthy Habits in Your 40s: De-Stress
By the time we're past 40, it's safe to assume that we deal with some pretty significant stressors in our lives.
From having and worrying about children, to progressing (or not) in our professional lives, to keeping our marriages alive and well, there is a lot resting on our shoulders.
Stress unleashes some of the most harmful side effects on our bodies.
Not only does stress make us distracted, upset and impatient, but we suffer a number of physical ways as well.
During stressful times, you may notice an increase in headaches, chest pain, tiredness, change in sex drive, muscle pain, sleeping issues and an upset stomach.
In order to stay healthy in your 40s, you need to keep your stress to a minimum.
Consider journaling to channel frustrations or worries into writing, or taking a yoga or mindfulness class, or simply walking around your neighborhood with your partner to let off steam.
Healthy Habits in Your 40s: Slim Down
Older men tend to joke about their beer bellies or “spare tires” around their middles, but it's not a laughing matter.
The truth is, belly fat causes life-threatening inflammation that damages your heart, brain, and key organs. This happens silently without us “realizing” until it's often too late.
Carrying extra weight around costs you your health and, many times, your confidence.
Workout plans like the Fit Father Project FF30X 30-Day Program were specifically designed for men over 40 who feel like their metabolism is slowing and want to regain their physique.
While getting washboard abs are probably out of the picture for most of us, what is 100% achievable is a slimmer physique that will give us increased mobility, energy, and confidence.
Healthy Habits in Your 40s: Drink Water
Drinking enough water is vital at any stage of life.
However, with the trend of metabolisms slowing down after 40, it's increasingly important for us to stay hydrated to assist our metabolic process.
In general, water is needed in every bodily process: from digestion to circulation.
Keeping your body hydrated will help you feel more like a well-oiled machine.
Healthy Habits in Your 40s: Become a Regular
If you haven't become one already, it's incredibly important that you become a regular at your doctor's office after you turn 40.
Cholesterol and high blood pressure checks are the main ones for men, especially if you are overweight.
By visiting your doctor at least once a year and participating in the recommended screening tests, you will become more confident in your health and be able to prevent a healthy episode from happening.
The last thing you or your partner wants is getting blindsided by a health condition.
Do your part in looking out for yourself– you'll be happy you did!
Invest in Your Health
Investing in your health from your 40s beyond is the best investment you can make.
Especially as our bodies change at a progressive rate, it's important to keep up with your body's changing needs.
Overall, a healthy lifestyle that has consistent exercise and a balanced diet will never fail you.
But it's always helpful to lean on experts, like the trainers at the Fit Father Project, to make sure that the regimens you have planned for yourself are the best for you.
Shop our programs and products to see if there's anything that will help you on your journey.
Your friend in health,
Dr. Anthony Balduzzi
Founder, The Fit Father Project
Brotherhood Nickname: “Mr. Results”
Bragging Rights: Has helped over 35,000 fathers lose fat, build muscle, & get healthy for their families
*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info into healthy habits.