When I was in my 20’s, I was always annoyed when my older male peers would say things like “just wait until your 40”. I thought that they just were being wimpy, or worse, they let themselves get out of shape.
So I am going to start this blog with this sentence….. I am sorry for judging, and all of you were right!
Let it be known, I am not yet 40. I have 7 months left of my 30s and I am clinging to 39 like a kid to his parent’s leg at a doctor’s office. Despite still being in my 30’s, I am feeling in my 40’s. And I am starting to realize that things I could get away with in my 20’s are just not possible. I am also realizing that many of us men are not very proactive with our health. This is confirmed by statistics. Women have a life expectancy 5 years longer than men. There are many reasons that contribute to this, some of which we don’t have control over. But there are things that we can take control of not just to improve our life expectancy, but also improve the quality of our lives.