Your 40's are a busy time–you might be juggling work and family life and finding it hard to fit it all in–but you still need prioritise your health.
Find out about the health trends of Aussie men in their 40s, get simple tips, and know the health checks you should tick off.
How healthy are Aussies men in their 40s?
Aussie men are overweight and not moving enough. According to AIHW data 2 in 3 are overweight or obese and only 2 in 5 get enough exercise.
The data in the Medibank Better Health Index* also revealed that anxiety, depression and stress are on the rise in men aged 40 to 49. According to the data:
- 16.1% suffer from anxiety. This is up from 7% in 2007-08.
- 17.1% suffer from depression and this was higher than males in any other age group.
- 26.2% suffer from stress. This is up from 23.1% in 2007-08.