You may have noticed some bodily changes if you are over 40.
Maybe you gain weight faster, or your hair has started to thin.
Basically, your body isn't firing on all cylinders like it used to.
As a result, your body's functionality tends to be less alert and recovers more slowly from injuries, and it's harder to lose weight. So there are many things to expect for men after 40.
There is a common aging byproduct Sarcopenia. This simply means a loss of muscle mass. ". By age 40, men usually have lost 1-5% of their muscle mass, caused by the gradual loss of muscle cell function [R]. This loss accelerates with age and, when left unmonitored, results in fragility and interference with physical activity." According to an article by keepmeprime.com.
Some factors can increase the effects of Sarcopenia.
• Low protein intake
• Lower concentration of growth hormones
• Decline in ability to extrapolate energy from protein
• Decreased function of motor neurons
• Mitochondrial dysfunction
• Sedentary lifestyle
You can find a solution by seeing your health care professional, asking about hormone therapy regimens, and increasing or improving your exercise regimens.
Men over 40 tend to naturally lose muscle mass at this age. You may find it more challenging to gain muscle mass, but exercise should be maintained to prevent this side effect of aging. If you already have a workout routine, are new to strength training, and are looking to avoid these changes, now is the time when it really counts.
"By placing stress on bones through weighted exercise, bones react by creating new growth. This increases bone density. More than a third of men and women get little to no activity after age 40. Through strength training, bone health can be maintained or even restored to a similar density of a younger age." According to cityplacesurgery.com.
Exercise can also improve the loss of bone density and boost testosterone which helps the male body function.
Men also begin to gain weight around the age of 30 and continue to around the age of 55. The most common area for men to carry this weight is belly fat. Keeping your waistline under 40 inches can prevent complications like heart disease and other conditions, according to an article by canyonranch.com.
Address issues of pain or mobility challenges by using a reputable over-the-counter pain relief topical to help ease discomfort associated with aging and reduce swelling.If you stay ahead of it, you will live a better quality of life.