Gold, Not Old: Health Advice for Men in Their 50s
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Contrary to what a lot of people – especially the young ones or those just turning 50 – think, your fifties is an exciting time to live in, especially if you’re a man. Think about it: by this time you’re likely to have your career, your finances, your assets, and your own family, and your retirement is just looming around the corner. But how about your health?

Health, as what the old and overused adage goes, is wealth. After all, you can’t buy that feel-good vibe and the strength and all the other things you want and need that come with good health. Testosterone replacement therapy in Florida may help alleviate some health issues or symptoms, but there’s more you can do to ensure good health.

For you men out there, here are some advice you should be following in your fifties.

  • Let Off Some Steam – The fifties is the perfect time for a flourishing career. But the thing with career, especially a growing one, is that stress follows. It’s an unavoidable part of life. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make any effort to reduce it though! After all, great stress can contribute in heart diseases, the most well-known killer of men in their mid-lives.Thankfully there are many ways to destress, and it’s up to you to choose which ones you like and would probably suit you best. You can go for yoga classes, physical activities like sports and exercises, or enroll in stress management classes.
  • Consult the Doctor – Fact: people don’t like going to the doctor. If you are a fifty-year old man who has a lot on his plate, pushing that much-needed medical appointment or executive physical exam down the bottom rung of your priority list, if it’s even there in the first place.Don’t let your health be just something you check on during your spare time. See your doctor regularly, once a year unless otherwise prescribed, so you’re aware of what’s going on in your body. It’s important that you are always on top of things when it comes to your health, now that you’re in an age wherein a lot of health conditions start showing signs and symptoms of.
  • Maintian Your Weight – Being overweight or obese can lead to a lot of health problems – heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke, just to name a few. You definitely don’t want any of those, so you have to choose: those debilitating, life-threatening diseases or a change in diet and an increase in physical activity? You decide.
  • Get Tested – Have yourself examined for cholesterol levels, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In addition, colonoscopy and a prostate-specific androgen exam are important if you want to respectively prevent colon and prostate cancer – common diseases for men in their fifties.Your health could either make or break you – literally. And as a man in a great time of your life, you can’t let anything, not even poor health, stop you. Follow these tips and get the gold in your golden years!
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