Health in your 40's
Your 40’s are when things can start to catch up with you. You’re working hard, feeling a bit run-down, short on time and find you’re not getting as much quality time to do the things you enjoy.
Juggling the demands of work and family commitments can be hard, particularly if your body has started to remind you you’re not as young as you used to be.
The trick is to find a healthy work-life balance. You’ve worked hard to get where you are but that shouldn’t be at the expense of your health. There’s no point working for retirement only to find you’re not healthy enough to enjoy it.
Get a regular check-up with your GP. Make sure to mention if you have a family history of prostate or bowel cancer. It’s important to stay on top of your heart health by watching your diet and staying active whenever possible. Make time for your family and friends and if you’re still smoking – stop!
- Weight and blood pressure
- Blood cholesterol and glucose (diabetes)
- Blood tests for kidney and liver function and iron levels
- Self-examination of the testicles for lumps or swelling