Health Problems for Men Over 40: Are You at Risk?

Written by: Stuart Carter,

Dip. PT, Precision Nutrition 1

C.O.O., The Fit Father Project

Written by: Stuart Carter,

Dip. PT, Precision Nutrition 1

C.O.O., The Fit Father Project

health problems for men over 40
Still feel like you’re in your 20s? That's great! But it doesn't mean you should ignore health problems for men over 40.

We get it, the calendar moves quickly, and it can be extremely difficult to realize, admit, or come to terms with the fact that you’re past 40!

But, you are, and it’s time to be aware of the most common health problems for men over 40.

Then you can make sure you do something about them.

In many instances, the issue with turning 40 is that you start to slow down, without realizing it.

You might be deep into your career and/or be too busy connecting with your children that you don’t have time to take care of yourself anymore.

Unfortunately, it’s not until you have those first unfamiliar aches and pains that you start thinking about what you should be doing differently.

But before you can solve a problem, you have to know what the problem is! Keep reading to learn about the most common health problems for men over 40 — and what you can do about them.

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The 8 Most Common Health Problems For Men Over 40

It’s time to discover the most common health problems for men over 40 and what you can do to prevent them.

1. Low Testosterone

This is often referred to as Hypoandrogen. You may think that this is simply part of the aging process. But it doesn’t have to be!

Eating healthily with our free 1-day meal plan and exercising regularly can make a huge difference to your testosterone levels.

Low levels of this critical male hormone are likely to cause the following issues:

  • Depression
  • Low libido
  • Muscle & strength loss
  • Reduced cognitive function
  • Cardiovascular issues

Suffering from low T? These testosterone boosting foods, supplements, and healthy lifestyle changes will help get your levels back to normal!

2. Diabetes

The older you get, the more likely it is that you will develop diabetes.

This condition occurs when your body starts to become insensitive to insulin.

Insulin is essential in converting the sugar you absorb into energy or fat.

As you become less sensitive to insulin, your body will produce more of it to create the same effect.

Ultimately the insulin can have no effect, and your body will be unable to control its blood sugar level.

This will result in damage to your nerves, blood vessels, and even your organs. It can even affect your brain function and cause sexual dysfunction.

It is better to start our free 1-day meal plan today and adjust your eating habits now than to have to constantly monitor your blood sugar levels in the future.

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3. Obesity

You know the drill. You’ve always been active, but it’s been harder to keep your daily routines up as you’ve hit your 40’s.

Life simply gets in the way.

Unfortunately, reduced muscle mass as you age means that your body needs fewer calories.

If you continue to eat as you used to and don’t start our free 24-minute workout, then you are going to put on weight.

The higher the level of fat you carry, the higher the risk of contracting diabetes, heart conditions, and depression.

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4. Cardiovascular Disease

Any issue with your heart should be looked at by your doctor.

Cardiovascular disease can result in heart failure, coronary artery blockages, angina, or an irregular heartbeat.

The problem is it often doesn’t have any symptoms until you experience the first chest pains and realize that you’re having a heart attack.

Be alert for the minor signs that may indicate you have an issue:

  • Being out of breath after light exercise
  • Pain or discomfort in your chest which lasts longer than 30 minutes
  • Pain in your torso, neck or jaw for no apparent reason
  • Swelling or tingling of your extremities
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Feeling nausea
  • Sweating without reason

These can all seem like minor irritants, but if you experience them, it is important to have your heart health checked.

Heart disease affects 1 in 3 adults, so it’s essential to take it seriously today.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one health problem for men over 40, and it's related to a number of other conditions.

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5. Strokes

These are connected with the signs and symptoms of heart disease.

A stroke is caused when your arteries have become narrow enough that blood flow is restricted to your brain.

This will temporarily damage your brain function and can even cause permanent harm.

Again there are very few symptoms to warn you that you are at risk of a stroke.

But, if you experience the following symptoms seek medical health immediately:

  • Difficulty speaking or confused about where you are
  • Vision changes
  • Loss of balance or inability to coordinate your movements
  • Sudden and intense headache

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6. Skin Cancer

Statistics suggest that men are nearly twice as likely as women to contract skin cancer.

This is because many men neglect sunscreen and don’t use makeup or similar products that block the sun’s harmful rays.

This fact is compounded by men visiting their doctor less than women.

The result is potential issues are not discovered until it is too late. Skin cancer has a high mortality rate if not caught early.

Prevention involves using sunscreen, wearing a hat, and examining yourself regularly.

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7. Cholesterol

A bad diet and too much stress can damage the arteries.

Your body uses cholesterol to repair the damage done by sugar, trans fats, and partially hydrogenated oils.

Cholesterol build-up leads to cardiovascular disease, which can cause heart attacks or strokes.

A healthy diet is an easy solution to this commonly misunderstood condition.

Is cholesterol bad for your health? We bust the 3 biggest cholesterol myths here!

8. Vision Loss

As you age, there are a number of issues that can affect your vision.

The most common conditions are near and far-sighted vision loss.

However, aging can also cause macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and difficulty seeing after dark.

It is essential to have regular eye check-ups after 40 to catch these issues early. Most can be successfully treated.

Do these 7 simple health tests to evaluate your health at home!


Prevent Health Issues 

The great thing about all these conditions is that a few simple steps taken today can dramatically reduce your likelihood of contracting them.


Try our free 24-minute workout. You should alternate this with 30 minutes of your favorite activity every day.

The point is to get your heart pumping.

Anything that you enjoy doing and are happy to do on a regular basis will help to improve your health and reduce your risk of the common health problems for men over 40.

It works because:

  • Exercise increases blood flow to all your organs. This gives a better supply of nutrients and oxygen.
  • Using your muscles helps to maintain their size and your calorific needs helping to prevent obesity.
  • Exercise makes you feel good, keeping away feelings of depression.
  • Regular physical movement reduces insulin levels preventing insulin insensitivity.
  • It can even improve your immune system.

Eat Healthily

You already know that you should be cutting out the sugars and eating a little better.

The great thing is that it doesn’t need to be difficult!

Take a look at our free 1-day meal plan, and you’ll discover just how easy it is to change your eating habits for life.

Common Sense

You know you should wear sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your eyes and skin. A hat is also a good idea.

Instead of putting off a visit to the doctor, go today and get your cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar tested.

This and regular check-ups will help you to catch any issue early.

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The Bottom Line

You don’t need to face the most common health problems for men over 40 alone.

Try our free meal plan and workout today.

Then connect with us to share your experiences and meet hundreds of other men who are experiencing the same concerns as you.

Stuart Carter Dip. PT, Precision Nutrition 1

C.O.O., The Fit Father Project

Stuart gained his Diploma in Personal Training & Sports Medicine through Premier Global, back in 2001. In 2018, he completed his Level 1 Precision Nutrition qualification.

Throughout his career in Fitness, Stuart has trained hundreds of clients, worked in almost every position in the industry, and ran his own successful training studio.

After a hiatus away from the Fitness industry, working in Corporate Management and Finance, Stuart returned to what he loves… Fitness! This return led to a chance meeting with Dr. Balduzzi, and a place in the Fit Father Project team.

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Written by: Stuart Carter,

Dip. PT, Precision Nutrition 1

C.O.O., The Fit Father Project

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