For many men, turning 30 is a big milestone. Your thirties are a time when many men are settling into their long-term careers, getting married, and even starting families. But there are other big changes that happen when you turn 30 as well. Men in their thirties begin to face a wide number of health concerns that younger men may have never considered. Here, we look at five such issues.

Weight gain

In your twenties, you could likely eat much more without facing immediate consequences. Once you hit 30, this begins to change pretty quickly. While sticking to a healthy diet is essential for people of all ages, it is especially important as you begin to age. Your body’s metabolism slows down as you age, meaning that you aren’t naturally burning as many calories. To counteract this, you have to eat better and exercise more. Doing so will help you stay healthy and look great.

Cholesterol

After 30 is when your cholesterol begins to rise more quickly. You need to be much more cognizant about your heart health in general after turning 30. Make heart-healthy choices at every meal, and make sure you are getting in plenty of cardio exercise each week. You should also schedule more regular checkups with your men’s health specialist to keep an eye on your overall health. Our specialists are experts at cholesterol management and can help you craft a lifestyle plan for keeping your cholesterol under control.

Decreased flexibility

As you get older, your body gradually loses flexibility. One reason for this is lifestyle change. Many people become less active, both at work and in their home life, as they get older. If you are stuck behind a desk eight hours a day, five days a week, your body is not getting the workout it needs to retain its flexibility. One way to combat this is to begin practicing yoga. Yoga is a great form of exercise that offers a wide variety of benefits, including strength training, flexibility, and mental well-being.

Stress

Men in their 30s tend to have higher overall stress levels than younger men. This is severely detrimental to your overall health. High stress levels are linked with depression, mood swings, hostility, and an increased risk for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. A great way to reduce stress in your day-to-day life is to exercise. Daily exercise reduces stress, and is obviously great for your overall physical health as well.

Low testosterone

While low testosterone can affect men of all ages, once you pass 30 your risk for low testosterone begins to rise. Some common symptoms of low testosterone include decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, low energy, and depression. If you think you might be suffering from low testosterone, speak with your doctor about treatment options. At Men’s Vitality Center, we offer a wide range of testosterone therapy treatments.

As you can see, heading into your thirties means that you need to start taking your health a bit more seriously. We offer many men’s health services to help you stay on track with a healthy lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your men’s health concerns.