Men's health in your 40s

Your 40s can be busy and it can be easy to sideline physical health. Are you spending extra time at work, missing your kids and giving up your daily physical activity? Work can sometimes take over your life, but don't let it!

Your 40s are a great time to make changes so you live a healthier, more balanced life.

Make an annual health check with your GP an essential goal each birthday. Do it for your loved ones - it could save your life!

Talk to your GP about:

+ Your family's medical history

+ Type 2 diabetes risk

+ Weight and waist measurement

+ Blood pressure

+ Examining your testicles for lumps and bumps

+ Kidney and liver function

+ Your skin cancer risk - get those moles checked out

+ Your blood cholesterol and glucose

+ Any relationship problems

+ Eye check

know your family history

If you have a family history of bowel or prostate cancer, or any other health issue in the family, its important to speak to your GP about suitable screening as part of your routine health check.