Men over 50 can face a myriad of health concerns if they’re not careful.

Low testosterone levels are one common problem older men face because these levels naturally decline as we age.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do if you’re heading into your golden years and are worried about your health.

Keep reading to find out five things you should be doing if you’re a man over 50 who cares about his health and overall well-being.

Visit Your Doctor

The first thing you need to be doing as a man over 50 is visit your doctor regularly. That means yearly check-ups and doing any other tests your doctor recommends.

If you’ve been feeling run down and have had a lower-than-normal libido, low testosterone levels may be to blame. If that’s the case, your doctor may recommend testosterone replacement therapy to get you feeling normal again.

Eat Right

Eating right could completely change your life. By eating the appropriate amount of food, you can lose excess weight which will leave you feeling happier and healthier.

When you choose a diet plan that works for you, you will have more energy and an improved mood. This is because what you eat affects all of your body’s systems, so you need to pick healthy foods to eat.

Get Enough Sleep

It shouldn’t surprise you that getting enough sleep will have an impact on you. That means not sleeping too much or too little. The average adult needs between seven and eight hours of sleep.

Exactly how much you’ll need will depend on the length of your sleep cycle. The average is 90 minutes. Once you figure out how long yours is, you can calculate how much time you need to get through five every night.

Exercise Regularly

You don’t need to hit the gym every day for hours to be healthy beyond 50. But, you do need to stay active. As your testosterone levels naturally decline, so will your muscle and bone mass.

Exercise will help your body replace muscle mass as it’s lost and can also build up bone mass to prevent osteoporosis. Find things to do that you love, whether it’s hitting the gym, playing a sport, or just walking the dog.

Avoid Excess Alcohol

You probably have already noticed that your body does not tolerate alcohol as well now as it did in your younger years. As your liver ages, it simply doesn’t process alcohol as well which means it can affect you even more.

Enjoy no more than two drinks throughout the day to avoid damaging your body further with alcohol. A drink is either 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor.

More Health Tips for Men Over 50

Now you have five things you can start doing today to improve your health if you’re one of many men over 50. By doing all of these things, you’ll start to feel better, be stronger, and can extend your life.

If you want more health tips, be sure to check out the health and fitness section of our blog. There, you can find information on a number of other ways you can live healthier at any age.

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The world is changing rapidly. The way we live has already changed. The way we work keeps changing. Entire industries are crumbling. Robots are eating jobs. People are scared of losing their jobs. Nobody is safe.

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What will you do with that?

What will your place be in this new, interesting world? Will you have a voice? Will you be a creator, or just a consumer?

You can do something.

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Constantly push to evolve your ideas, even if you are not ready to launch your life’s work yet. Don’t get stuck!

“Whatever you dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”  Goethe

Be a part of the conversation, and say something remarkable. Create something unique, new, beautiful. Build upon the works of others and transform it into your own.

Don’t be subject to the tyranny of “how things have always been done”. Find your true north and push past the default.

Here is everything you can choose to do to build a life that matters to you

Start a blog, write at least a little each day. Write a book. Or an ebook. Share your tips with others online or through a free ebook. Write poetry and publish it on the web. Create interesting, lovely or funny videos, put them on You Tube.

Create an app that will solve a problem in people’s lives. Become a watchdog to replace the faltering newspapers. Explore the world, and blog about it.

Try something you’ve always been afraid to try, and put it on video. Be yourself, loudly. Start a new company, doing only one thing, but doing it very well.

Start a business that does a service you’ve always wanted, or that you are frustrated with in other companies because the service sucks. Put your heart into something.

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Read, and read, and then write. Love, and love, and then help others to love. Do something good and ask others to pass it on. Be profound. Find focus in a world without it.

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Be interested in others. Surprise people. Cook great food, and share it. Be open-minded. Help someone else start a small business. Focus on less but do it better.

Give people a ride in your car. Use Uber to your advantage. Start an online shop on Shopify. Create and sell stuff on Etsy.

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If you’re willing to take the risk of sharing yourself and your ideas with the world, you can create value you will be proud of.

Show up everyday and work on your most important life work. Whether the outcome is magnificent or eternal, whether it changes people’s lives, changes the world, changes you or groundbreaking, it matters that you show up.

By focusing on doing the one thing that excites you, you not only give yourself a shot at putting in the effort to become amazingly great at something, but you also make it easier for potential customers or employers to see you as “the guy who’s really great at that thing.”

If you pursue your dreams long enough, compounding takes effect. Momentum will surge. Don’t give up just yet.  Action begets outcome. Outcome begets action. Rinse, lather and repeat and you have momentum. You’ll become unstoppable.

Start. Move, make, create, ship, do. Just start. That’s what entrepreneurs do. They start. They start something. Sometimes it is something big. Sometimes it is a big failure. Either way, they got stuff done.

Don’t invest in a career. Build a life. Take your dreams seriously.

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