Every five years or so, I tend to gain a lot of fat and have to work doubly hard to get rid of it. Once I hit 45 years of age, it became clear to me – I was experiencing andropause.
Andropause is defined as:
- The gradual decline in testosterone levels in middle-aged men, often accompanied by physiological changes such as fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased libido.
- The male equivalent of the menopause in women; characterised by a decline in sexuality and overall energy.
Interestingly, around five years ago, I began getting clients who were experiencing the same. This, coupled with my own experience, made me really interested in bodybuilding. More on that in later blog posts.
What I would like to address health and wellness issues experienced by men in their forties and above in future. As we grow older, men need to:
- keep hormone levels up through exercise and food
- stress-related issues
- low-back issues
- emotional and psychological issues from ageing
And these issues have many solutions. There is no wrong or right method, mainly because we are all different. I am pretty excited to share with you my own experiences and what I have learnt over time. Stay tuned for more!
And tell me in the comments your own experiences with ageing and what you’d like me to address!