You’ve probably heard it before that men age differently than women and, in fact, they age better than women. There are definite differences and, yes, most parts of a man’s body ages at a slower rate. But the challenges of aging as a man are no less tricky. It can really knock your confidence and make you feel like an old fogey when you felt vital and young not so long ago. So, what can you do to fight for your vitality and fight for your confidence?
Showing our age
Men worry about showing their age as often as women do. But there’s nothing that shows our age more, no physical change more damning, than trying to look young. As you age, make sure you dress more appropriately. Find a timeless look that doesn’t sacrifice style but doesn’t grasp desperately at youthful trends. Dress like a gentleman, focus more on subtle style, lose the graphic tees, and find a comfy cardigan that looks good at any age.
The most rapid and alarming changes for men tend to happen up on top with our hair. Everyone’s hair tends to get more brittle and dry as they age but most women don’t have to deal with the very real risk of male pattern baldness that can strike at an early age. While in the past, there was little you could do but get a toupee, modern technology has made it a lot easier to keep the natural look. Just look at a laser hair growth before and after to see the proof. As for those spreading grays, know that they can convey a sense of wisdom and authority in men that women don’t often get to enjoy. Just be ready to make some changes. Use matte hair products instead of anything too oily, for instance, or you can give it a sickly yellow tinge.
The soft middle
Metabolism takes a beating with age and it becomes a lot easier to put the pounds on and keep them there. That’s not to say there isn’t anything you can do about it. Exercise and a good diet are crucial, but there are effective weight loss supplements you can use to boost your efforts. Find more opportunities for continuous activity even when you’re not working out. It doesn’t matter how inefficient your metabolism becomes. If you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight.
The aches and creaks
Feeling a new ache when you get up in the morning or experiencing muscle tiredness much sooner into a workout can feel defeating, too. As we age, we need to vary our exercise routines to a degree. You can keep pumping iron, just make sure that you’re also focusing on improving your range of movement and flexibility. The more you do so, the less likely that any pain is to end up sticking around for the long haul.
This isn’t about reversing the signs of aging, but rather about allowing yourself to age with confidence and with style. If you can do that, then getting a little older isn’t so bad after all.