Men's health in your 50s
Your 60s are a decade of change for many men; good health can provide an opportunity to enjoy retirement, travel and spend time with family.
If you don't already have one, find a GP you feel comfortable talking to.
Make an annual health check with your GP as essential goal each birthday.
Talk to your GP about:
+ Your family's medical history
+ Type 2 diabetes risk
+ Weight, height and waist measurement
+ Blood pressure
+ Screening for bowel cancer
+ Prostate cancer risk
+ Your skin cancer risk - get those moles checked out
+ Cholesterol levels
+ Mental health
+ Eye and hearing tests
+ Osteoporosis risk
+ Any erectile concerns
keep your brain fit
Research suggests that living a brain-healthy life can reduce your risk of dementia. Challenging the brain with new activities to build new brain cells and strengthen the connections between them.