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Men’s Health: 50+ Years Old

Life in your 50s and onward can be very rewarding. For many, it’s a time to sit back and enjoy the rest that life has in store for you. After age 50, however, you may be more concerned about your health, especially if some of your friends are experiencing health problems. Annual wellness checks are the perfect opportunity to catch problems early - many of which can be prevented if you stay diligent about you nutrition and exercise.

The basic recipe for successful aging remains the same: stay active, eat healthy, and maintain a positive attitude. More than ever, it’s important to be proactive about your health, and handle small problems before they become larger ones.

That being said, if you haven’t already, you will likely have to adjust your regular routine. Maybe you need to opt for lower impact sports to protect your joints. Perhaps your doctor will prescribe you additional medications. Change is inevitable, so regardless if your doctor recommends it or you find yourself making these changes, it is best to come to grips with it.

Instead of worrying about getting older, focus your energy on feeling younger. Your biological age doesn’t have to match your chronological age.

SSM Health offers health services for men over 50, including:

  • Heart disease prevention
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Colonoscopy
  • Prostate health
  • Sleep disorders
  • Low testosterone
  • Mental health

Preventative screenings are essential to staying ahead of the game. Some common preventative screenings we offer at SSM Health include:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Lipid disorders

If you haven’t already established a healthy routine, now is the time to do so! Take care of yourself. Get routine checkups and screenings (sorry, men, that includes a colonoscopy). Make your health a priority so you can enjoy these golden years of your life.

From essential health screenings to innovative treatments for disease, SSM Health is committed to your wellbeing and quality of life. We may think we can do anything, but our bodies need regular maintenance. We use a multidisciplinary approach providing you with a comprehensive and preventative approach to your health. Contact us today to find a provider and schedule an appointment.

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