If you think that crossing the age of 40 means getting closer to old age, think twice. Few studies suggest that 40 is the new 30. Men who are regular at exercises and maintain a healthy diet are sure to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. But those who have been careless on their meals and workout sessions are sure to experience setback in their forties. Do not let your laid back attitude creep in and cause you to suffer an unhealthy life. You can follow the below mentioned tips to see the difference:
Get Away from ‘White Foods’
As a man who has just entered his forties, you should try to binge less on foods such as bread, cheese, pizzas and pastas. These foods are not rich in vitamins and minerals. The processed foods tend to lose the natural fibre too. Hence ‘white foods’ tend to increase blood sugar levels, diabetes and obesity. To follow an active lifestyle, increase intake of green leafy vegetables which contain lots of minerals.
Avoid Trans Fat
Home cooked meals make a better choice than the outside food especially the fried food. Eating a lot of food that is rich in trans fat or hydrogenated oils can hamper your good health. If you wish to avoid putting your heart at a risk of cardiovascular disease then say ‘NO’ to trans fat, fried and hydrogenated foods.
Exercise is a definite way to keep your body active, strong and healthy but is also essential for men over 40 to include weight training in their workout regime. It aids in strengthening the muscles and bones of your body. Besides the health factor, this way you can make your personality more dashing and masculine.
Controlled Alcohol Intake
Studies suggest that consumption of alcohol is good for the heart. But those men over 40 who do not know where to draw the line, should avoid drinking completely. Extremely high in calories, high alcohol consumption can increase your weight at an alarming rate.
Avoid Prostate Cancer
As you enter the age of forties, chances of prostate cancer are at rise. What you can do avoid this scenario is consume nutritional diet and avoid saturated and trans fats. Reduce intake of sugary foods and instead replace them with green tea or soy for a healthy body.
One of the main reasons for depleting health for men over 40 can be stress. In today’s competitive world, where it gets difficult to find time for ourselves, stress can add burden to the health. It is also known that men are not really believe in ‘talking-it-out’. They try to keep things especially stressful matters to themselves that can affect their health. The best way to retain a healthy lifestyle will be to communicate with the people whom you trust. It could be your friends, relatives, colleagues, girlfriend, wife or your parents to reduce stress.
These are few of the many ways which can help men over 40 can in getting rid of their unhealthy lifestyle. Introduce these tips in your life and be certain to experience its positive outcomes.