They say life truly begins when you reach 40. This might be because you’re typically a little further along in your career, raising a family of your own and really starting to find your stride in life. Some will reach this milestone without the slightest scratch in their health record, while others start to notice different aches and pains that weren’t present in their younger years.
Every age range is associated with certain health conditions and ailments and this article is going to highlight the most common health problems at 40. With that said, most people are perfectly healthy when they reach their 40s, however, if you’re curious what potential health problems may lie ahead, this article is for you.
The reality is once you reach your 40s, your metabolism will naturally begin to slow down. The Wisconsin Health Atlas claims that adult obesity rates are the highest among adults aged 45 to 74. This means that all the sugary treats and fast food you eat will slowly make its way to your hips and stomach region and is most likely there to stay.
Trying to lose weight in your 40s is more difficult compared to your 20s when your metabolism was faster. Another contributing factor is that typically when you reach 40, life becomes very busy. You’re juggling a busy career, a growing family and numerous other personal and professional obligations. If you match these time constraints with a naturally slowing metabolism, you’re more likely to be less strict with your diet, not have much time to exercise and you’ll watch the weight start to pile on.