Staying active in your 30s, 40s and 50s

For men between 30 and 50, finding time and energy for physical exercise can be very difficult because of demanding family and work schedules.

Many men put their personal health low on the list of priorities, but the consequences of this approach can be disastrous.

If you don’t make arrangements to use your body as it is intended you increase your risk of developing obesity, some forms of cancer and heart disease.

Staying dormant is not only unhealthy for your body, it can affect your mental state too. It is well known that exercising releases endorphins, which in turn make you feel good.

The best way to overcome the barriers preventing you from exercise is to set aside some time each day for an enjoyable activity. You only need to designate 30 minutes per day in order to start to reap the rewards.

Try to choose an activity that you like doing and one that is easy to do. For example, you might want to do a bit of boxing at home if you have a boxing bag set up, or go jogging if you have a good park nearby.

Another option that men are increasingly turning to is cycling to and from work. Not only do they enjoy staying out of the bumper-to-bumper traffic, but they easily get in their 30 minutes of exercise.

Finally, don’t discount the benefits of exercising with someone else. Not only will this make sure you keep your motivation up, but the partner can also make sure you turn up to exercise on time!

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