Vitality in your forties and beyond
Are you in need of a midlife MOT?
Are you stressed and feel like you can’t keep on top of daily life?
Are you working long hours and using food as fuel?
Do you over-exercise and feel permanently exhausted?
Are you overweight, particularly around the middle?
Do you drink too much, often using alcohol as a means to wind down?
Is your sleep pattern disrupted?
Do you have a low libido and can’t understand why?
Is your mood generally low?
Time to take care
Testosterone levels in men naturally decline with age, but if you are in or above your forties and any of these symptoms sound familiar, you could be unknowingly lowering your testosterone levels even further. You can’t change your genetic blueprint, but you can make lifestyle choices that will have a dramatic impact on how certain genes are expressed, affecting the way you feel each day. If you seem unable to get off the treadmill of daily life and you’re grinding yourself further into the ground, something will eventually snap. Looking after yourself should be an absolute priority; it’s time to take action.
With age comes increased responsibility; modern family life often involves shared childcare responsibilities and a varied role for the father, either with the pressure of financial support or at the other end of the scale, being the primary carer. The ever-changing role of the modern man combined with the stress that this entails can have a detrimental effect, not only on testosterone levels, but on long term health. Add a poor diet into the equation and you are asking for trouble.
Making the right food choices
Your food choices are as important now as ever before. A diet that is high in sugar will only reduce your testosterone levels even further, which can lead to long term health problems. It’s all too easy to grab something on the go without making healthy choices and taking a proper break. Choosing nutritional foods and allowing yourself time away from your desk will also help with digestion, sustaining energy levels throughout the day and increasing your productivity at work.
I can work with you to devise a personalised nutritional programme that is realistic, achievable and specifically tailored to your lifestyle. Together we will discover healthy foods that you can enjoy and are quick and easy to prepare. We’ll take it a step at a time, with the end goal of enriching your life and changing the way you feel each day.
Spotting the signs that something is wrong