Avoiding aging is an impossible feat, and men undergo several functional changes and changes in appearance as they age. Here’s what men should watch for as they journey into their golden years:
In your teens
Most growth happens during the teen years. Talk to your kids and make sure they’re comfortable with the changes they’re experiencing.
In your 20s
Adopt healthy habits now and take steps to prevent substance abuse, accidents and sexually transmitted diseases that could have long-lasting effects.
In your 30s and 40s
Practice self-care and lower stress. Your metabolism slows in your 30s and 40s, so eat healthy, get seven to nine hours of sleep, and work out four to five times each week.
In your 50s and beyond
Focus on brain and heart health and take steps to prevent falls. Continue with regular preventive care checkups, and get screening exams for colon and prostate cancer.
Make it a practice to stay on top of your health. Visit HenryFord.com/physician-directory or call 1-800-HENRYFORD (436-7936) to find a Henry Ford primary care physician.