The Role of Moderate Physical Activity for Men over 40 Years Old

Men have traditionally been considered the stronger sex. And the word “stronger” historically has been used in its direct meaning. Any average healthy man was stronger physically than an average woman. Men had to do a lot of heavy physical work, lift heavy loads, build houses, walk and run on foot and so on. Regular physical loads made them tough and durable, and their muscles – firm.

Modern society and physical activity

Nowadays the situation has changed dramatically. Men are still considered a stronger sex, but saying so, we often don’t mean their physical strength. Moreover, men living in the modern society don’t need to be as strong and tough as their ancestors. Today we have everything we need for a quiet and comfortable life: cars, lifts, smartphones, computers, washing machines and all types of food in the supermarkets. Men don’t have to go hunting and protect their families from enemies. They even don’t need to walk much. But the problem is that lack of motion and physical loads have a negative impact on men’s health.

Lack of physical activity and men’s health

One of the most important indicators of men’s health is his sexual health. When something in the functioning of the entire man’s organism goes wrong, problems in the sexual sphere arise first. The most common problem is disorders of erectile function. Sedentary way of life causes numerous health problems, including the weakening of muscles, weight gain, reducing of testosterone level, and congestion of blood in the pelvic organs. The latter sooner or later leads to erectile dysfunction, and if a man doesn’t take appropriate measures – to impotence. Of course, today there exist effective medical solutions for ED treatment, for example, you can buy Cialis or Viagra and forget of impotence. But isn’t it better to prevent the problem? When we are young, we don’t think of it too much. But with the course of time, the results of unhealthy lifestyle become more and more evident. If you are over forty, and your lifestyle is far from being active, it’s high time for you to think of adding some sports into your life.

Optimal kinds of activity for men over forty

Of course, speaking of physical activity, we don’t mean weightlifting or extreme sports like windsurfing or mountain climbing. For maintaining normal sexual health (and health in general) all you need is moderate but regular physical activity. Regularity is the key here. If you are sitting against the computer for months, and then one day you decide to run 10 kilometers, you won’t improve your health. On the contrary, you are risking to get severe problems, and if you are not crazy, you won’t do this. The best approach is to choose one kind of activity that you enjoy and to it regularly. It can be swimming, tennis or rugby. Or it can be Nordic walking or skateboarding. In fact, it doesn’t matter much. Just make sure that you enjoy it and that you do it at least twice a week. And try to spend at least one day a week in the open air.