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Listen up! 

After you’ve hit the big 4-0, it’s time to take a serious look at your health. 

As you age, your body goes through some major changes, and it’s up to you to stay on top of things. 

No more excuses.

No more putting it off.

It’s time to face these male health issues head-on and take control of your well-being.

In this 3-part-series, we’ll be diving into the five most critical health concerns that every man over 40 needs to address. 

From the dreaded “dad bod” – to the silent killers lurking beneath the surface…

We’ll give you the straight talk you need to hear. 

So, grab a cold one, settle in, and let’s get started.

The Dreaded “Dad Bod”: Battling Weight Gain and Decreased Metabolism

Alright, fella, let’s talk about the elephant in the room…

That spare tyre around your waist. 

Go on, admit it. You’ve definitely got too much fat around your gut…

Most likely around your love handles too.

Because as we age, our metabolism starts to slow down. Making it easier to pack on the pounds. 

In fact, research shows that men gain an average of 3-4 pounds per year in their 40s and 50s. 

And many guys, a whole lot more.

But this isn’t just a cosmetic issue.

Excess weight can lead to some serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer.

So, what can you do to keep that dad bod in check? 

First off, it’s time to take a hard look at your diet. 

Cut back on processed junk and focus on whole foods like lean proteins, fruits, and veggies. 

How to do that easily? Check out these red flags below…

 

My ‘Top 6 Red Flags’ to identify ultra-processed food

  1. More than three ingredients.
  2. Loaded with thickeners, stabilizers or emulsifiers.
  3. Tons of added sugars and artificial sweeteners.
  4. Also, low-sugar / no sugar promises.
  5. Ingredients that end in ‘-ose’
  6. Wild health claims.

Usually, if it comes in a packet, and needs heating, it’s probably processed.

And don’t forget to watch those portion sizes – even healthy foods can lead to weight gain if you overdo it.

Next up, it’s time to get moving. 

At GTW, we get our new members on short, hyper-effective 10-minute workouts.

But as they start to see gains, these gains become addictive.

And that means – suddenly, they CAN find time to work out.

But on average, after 40, you should aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise, on most days of the week. 

This can be as simple as a brisk walk around the block or a quick bodyweight session on the deck.

The key is to find something you enjoy and stick with it.

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Male Health Issues at 40: Keeping Your Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the silent killer, and the leading cause of death for men in the United States and the UK.

And the risk only goes up as we age. 

In fact, men in their 40s and 50s are twice as likely to develop heart disease as women in the same age group. 

But here’s the thing – many of the risk factors for heart disease are totally within YOUR control.

So, what can you do to keep your ticker in tip-top shape? 

First off, it’s time to quit the cancer sticks. Smoking is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease, so if you haven’t kicked the habit yet, now’s the time.

Have a joint instead, if you need to smoke something. Ok, kidding!

Next, focus on eating a heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. 

And please don’t roll your eyes.

There are tons of great dishes with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins at their core.

And don’t forget to keep an eye on your blood pressure and cholesterol levels…

If they’re creeping up, it’s time to take action.

Finally, as in the last point, make sure you’re getting plenty of exercise. 

Regular physical activity truly will keep your heart strong and reduce your risk of heart disease. 

Aim for 20-30 minutes of high-intensity exercise per day. 

And, it’s no problem at all to do 3 x 10-minute micro sessions, as I mentioned in a recent post.

If you missed that post, CLICK HERE.

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Male Health Issues at 40: Preventing Prostate Issues

Alright, it’s time to talk about the walnut-sized gland that can cause big problems for guys our age.

Guessed it?

Yep, your prostate. 

As we age, our risk of prostate issues like enlarged prostate (BPH) and prostate cancer goes up. 

In fact, about half of all men over 50 will experience BPH symptoms. And prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men.

So, what can you do to keep your prostate in check? 

First off, make sure you’re getting regular check-ups with your doctor. 

This should include a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen for any potential problems.

Ouch!! Not fun, I know – but crucial. 

Next, focus on eating a prostate-friendly diet. 

This means loading up on fruits and veggies (especially tomatoes, which are rich in lycopene), and cutting back on red meat and high-fat dairy. 

Some studies also suggest that supplements like saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol may help reduce the risk of BPH.

Again, don’t forget to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.

Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of BPH and prostate cancer, so keeping those extra pounds off is crucial.

The Testosterone Decline: Maintaining Hormonal Balance

Testosterone is the hormone that makes us men – it’s responsible for everything from our muscle mass to our sex drive. 

But as we age, our testosterone levels naturally start to decline. In fact, after age 30, most men experience a 1% drop in testosterone per year.

So, what can you do to keep your testosterone levels in check? 

First off, make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep has been shown to reduce testosterone levels, so aim for 7-9 hours per night.

Next, focus on eating a balanced diet rich in healthy fats, like those found in avocados, nuts, and fatty fish. These foods can help boost testosterone production naturally.

Finally, don’t forget to hit the gym. Resistance training has been shown to increase testosterone levels, so make sure you’re incorporating plenty of weightlifting into your workout routine.

Damn!! Is everything linked to exercise??

I’m afraid so. 

That’s why I created the Grey Top Warrioirs Health & Fitness Lifestyle Program

More details of that to follow…

The Mental Health Minefield: Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Alright, mate, it’s time to talk about mental health. 

As men over 40, we often feel like we have to be tough and stoic.

But the truth is, mental health issues like stress, anxiety, and depression can affect any guy. Regardless of age.

In fact, research shows that men in their 40s and 50s are particularly vulnerable to mental health challenges.

This can be due to a variety of factors. Including work stress. Family responsibilities.

And the natural hormonal changes that come with aging.

So, what can you do to keep your mental health in check? 

First off, don’t be afraid to talk about it.

Whether it’s with a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional, opening up about your struggles can be incredibly therapeutic.

Next, focus on incorporating stress-reducing activities into your daily routine.

This can include things like meditation, deep breathing exercises, or even just taking a few minutes to unplug and unwind.

Finally, yep you guessed it…

Regular exercise has also been shown to be incredibly effective at reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.

So make sure you’re getting plenty of physical activity.

Final Thoughts on Male Health Issues at 40

Ok, as we come to the end of Part 1 in this series, it’s time to listen up…

Your health is no joke. 

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to stay on top of these critical health concerns and take proactive steps towards better health. 

By focusing on things like:

  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • keeping your heart and prostate in check
  • boosting your testosterone levels naturally
  • and prioritizing your mental well-being…

You can set yourself up for a Fitter – Stronger – Happier life.

But here’s the thing – you don’t have to go it alone. That’s where the Grey Top Warriors Primer Level comes in. 

This program is specifically designed to help men over 40 take control of their health and fitness, with personalized coaching, support, and accountability every step of the way.

So, what are you waiting for? 

Take the first step towards a healthier, happier you and join the Grey Top Warriors Primer Level today. 

Your future self will thank you.

FAQs on Male Health Issues at 40:

What are the most common health issues for men over 40?

Some of the most common health issues for men over 40 include weight gain, heart disease, prostate problems, low testosterone, and mental health challenges like stress, anxiety, and depression. Other concerns may include diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer.

How can I tell if I have low testosterone levels?

Symptoms of low testosterone can include decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, reduced muscle mass, increased body fat, mood changes, and difficulty concentrating. If you experience these symptoms, consult your doctor, who may recommend a blood test to measure your testosterone levels.

What are some easy ways to incorporate more exercise into my daily routine?

Some simple ways to add more exercise to your day include taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking farther away from your destination, walking or cycling to work, doing bodyweight exercises during TV commercials, and setting reminders to stand up and stretch every hour. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week.

How often should I be getting screened for prostate cancer?

The American Cancer Society recommends that men discuss prostate cancer screening with their doctor at age 50 if they are at average risk, or at age 45 if they are at high risk (such as African American men or those with a family history of prostate cancer). Your doctor can help you weigh the potential benefits and risks of screening.

What are some signs that I may be struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression?

Some common signs of stress, anxiety, or depression include persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness; loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed; difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much; changes in appetite or weight; restlessness or irritability; difficulty concentrating; and physical symptoms like headaches, digestive problems, or chronic pain. If you experience these symptoms for more than two weeks, consult a mental health professional.

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The Bottom Line: GTW Bodyweight Training for Big Wins

So there you have it, mate.

A few solid reasons why you must pay attention to ‘Male Health Issues at 40’…

Because these truly are critical concerns for every man over 40 to be concerned about.

But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel and give up.

With GTW bodyweight training, you can fight aging with short killer workouts, even if you hate exercising.

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Your joints will thank you, your schedule will thank you, and who knows, and you’ll have a ton of fun in the process.

Cheers to that!

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Keep training hard (mentally & physically),

Greg ‘Take No Prisoners’ Noland
CEO & Founder
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