Men are notorious for burying their heads in the sand about health, and the latest stats confirm men are less likely to see a doctor than women.
But, behind every healthy man there’s woman with a health plan, and you can remind him that it’s just as important to be in tune with his body as it is with his car. Evidence also suggests that men who eat with their families enjoy better overall health and well-being than single men.
In the September issue of Healthy Food Guide magazine, we share hot health tips for men in their 20s through to their 60s.
One decade that needs particular attention is his 40s. The 40s ushers in mid-life, when a man’s body can start to show the signs of wear and tear from bad health choices and the stress of juggling work and family.
His metabolism starts to slow down, which means he can lose lean muscle and develop a ‘middle-aged spread’ of belly fat. Fatty liver, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and insulin resistance can all potentially pose problems.
As a dietitian, a common question I get asked is “Is middle-aged spread inevitable?”. It’s a frustration for many men and women, but the answer is “no”. Belly fat doesn’t have to be part of getting older, as long as you take steps to prevent (or reverse it).
And that’s where HFG comes in. Every recipe in the magazine has been nutritionally analysed to help you maintain a healthy weight, no matter your age. For loads of delicious, family-friendly recipes, pick up the September issue of Healthy Food Guide – on sale now!