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.