Friday, 21 December 2012

Staying Healthy as You Get Older: Men

While some men take the ageing process in their stride - and don’t mind carrying a bit of extra weight, having extra lines on their face, or experiencing male hair loss - others are really affected by the aging process. However, you don’t have to worry as we can’t stay young forever and all have to face the advancing years at some point or other. Certainly, with age comes more wisdom and life experience, so it is something to look forward to, rather than dread.

One of the most important things you can do as you get older is to stay healthy – so read on to discover our top tips on how to do this. And, with the New Year upon us, now is the perfect time to turn these tips into action and give yourself a brand new start!

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Exercising doesn’t necessarily mean expensive gym membership or employing pricy personal trainers. There are some easier – and cheaper - ways to get in shape such as: joining a local football team, enrolling in boot camp classes at your local park, going for walks on your own or with others, swimming, or taking up golf. Exercise brings all sorts of benefits: it makes you feel happier, improves stamina, controls weight gain, decreases your risk of getting certain diseases (cardiovascular disease for instance) and gives you an energy boost.

Quitting Smoking

It is never too late to stop smoking and the start of the New Year is a great motivator for this.  It is a known fact that smokers are more likely to develop disease and die earlier than non-smokers, so why put yourself at risk? Stopping smoking can be a difficult thing to do as nicotine is highly addictive, so you may need help to do this. But the good news is there are a variety of organisations that can offer support and there are many treatments available from nicotine patches to hypnotherapy. So the New Year can bring about a healthier new you!

Cutting Back the Booze

Many of us enjoy a pint or a glass of wine or two, but what if drinking three, four or more regularly has become a habit? Heavy drinkers put themselves at risk of liver disease, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, stomach disorders and are more prone to accident related injuries. Cutting back the booze doesn’t mean stopping it completely and certainly a glass of wine or two can be beneficial as it can ward off heart disease and stroke. It can also help trim the waistline and makes you feel healthier and more energetic. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, the recommended alcohol consumption for men is no more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day.

Medical Check-Ups

Those aged 40 and above are entitled to a free medical check-up on the NHS. So, if you are between the ages of 40 – 74 and haven’t had one of these, book an appointment with your GP, or go to a private health clinic to get one done there (for a fee). The NHS check identifies the risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Your GP will also talk through changes you can make to introduce a healthier lifestyle. Another thing you should do is have a prostate check as this helps detect the cancer early. Around 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer a year and it is the most common cancer in men in the UK.


Eating well doesn’t mean raiding the snack cupboard or calling up for takeaways all the time. Instead, it means cooking healthily and eating sensibly. This means including fruit, vegetables, lean meat, eggs, oily fish, nuts and whole grains in your diet. Keep the portions manageable and try not to overload your plate.


If your hair is thinning or you have identified male hair loss as part of the aging process, the London Centre of Trichology can help treat this. We can also identify other reasons for male hair loss such as iron deficiency, over or under active thyroid glands, or male hair loss caused by certain types of medications. Male pattern baldness is a type of male hair loss that usually affects men over the age of 30, although it can manifest in men in their 20’s. The reason for male pattern baldness is not attributed to life-style, but instead it is affected by genetics, hormone balance and age. Addressing it now will help boost your confidence and give you all the motivation you need to face 2013 in a healthier way.

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