Recent research carried out by AXA PPP healthcare on the health habits of 40 year olds have found that a third of people turning 40 admit they weren’t aware how crucial their 40s are for their future health.
Although it might feel like there’s plenty of time to adopt healthier habits ‘later’, it’s in their 40s that most people start to feel the effects of ageing. Even among those who had just turned 40, two fifths admitted that they struggle to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, find themselves tiring more easily, or being forgetful. A third also admit they suffer from more aches and pains compared to when they were in their 30s.
While making changes to your lifestyle can be overwhelming, it’s important to start sooner rather than later to avoid the risk of accumulating health problems for the future.
Weight is of significant influence when it comes to future health, and one that becomes more difficult to manage once the 40s hit. Being overweight can increase the chance of experiencing health issues like diabetes, heart disease and cancers in later life.