When a man is young, he continuously devotes his time and energy to his family and work. By the age of 40, he feels that his body is no longer as it used to be. This is not only due to not paying attention to developing good living habits, but also due to reduced exercise. Work and chores occupy most of a man's time. According to relevant surveys, most 40 year old men nowadays generally lack exercise, and their bodies are in a very sub healthy state. The editor reminds me here that it is important for men to keep exercising at forty.
Men at 40 generally lack exercise
When a man enters middle age, at the age of 40, he is at his peak. At this time, he is strong and successful in his career, but he also bears the burden of being busy and busy. However, people should not be too busy to ignore their own health in middle age.
From the age of 30, various physiological functions of the human body decline at a rate of 0.7% to 1% per year. For example, the output function of the cardiovascular system decreases by 0.7% every year, which can easily lead to the occurrence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and hypertension. After the age of 30, the basic metabolic rate of the human body decreases by an average of 1% to 2% annually. According to this theory, if a man over the age of 35 maintains the same amount of activity, he may need to eat half a bowl of rice less each day to maintain his original weight. If his diet remains unchanged, his weight may increase by about 6-13 kilograms. This is why middle-aged obesity is easy to occur.
Although body shape has begun to change, middle-aged men still have strong athletic abilities. Therefore, strengthening exercise not only helps to maintain a good figure, release physical and mental stress, but also prevents common diseases.
Sports advice for men at 40
It is recommended that middle-aged men focus on aerobic exercise, which can exercise people's heart and lung functions, increase physical strength, and make you have a healthy heart. Such as jogging, cycling, swimming, etc. Tennis is a very suitable whole body exercise that can increase the sensitivity and coordination of various parts of the body. After the age of 40, as the muscle content decreases year by year, it is necessary to strengthen muscle exercise. After half an hour of aerobic exercise in the gym, perform instrument training for a certain part of the body or a group of muscle groups. For example, for exercises aimed at the waist and back, the strength of the waist and back muscles is strengthened, and it is not easy to feel tired when sitting frequently. Busy office workers often consciously climb stairs more to strengthen the muscle strength of their legs.
In middle age, the appearance of "general belly" is troublesome. It not only affects body shape, but also is closely related to many common diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Therefore, the exercise of abdominal muscles has become a top priority, and only by exercising over time can the effect be seen. The easiest way to exercise your abs is to bend down. Bend your waist down, keep your legs upright, and hang your arms and head in the air. Don't force your hands to touch the ground, try to relax, and then rise naturally to stretch the muscles of your back and legs. Stop for about 1 minute, and repeat three more times. Twice a day for two to three consecutive months can produce results. In addition, the method of sit-ups to exercise abdominal muscles is also simple and easy to implement.
Perhaps many men, at the age of 40, have already achieved success in their careers and families, and may begin to want to indulge themselves. However, a man at 40 is only the prime of his life, and your old age has not yet arrived. Your current efforts for physical health will bring more benefits to your old age. Rather than letting go, it's better to prepare for a healthy life in your old age. More exercise is the best investment for good health
(Intern Editor: Zhao Minqing)