Your Health in the Second Half

As a 45-year-old, I find myself more and more interested in health. Staying or becoming more healthy was never a serious concern for me in my 20s or even 30s. Men in their 40s are more in touch with mortality, more in touch with the need to be present for loved ones, and I think most of all, we are aware of how our bodies are slowly declining, no longer able to do the things they once did.

I was looking for some interesting science on fasting and mental health in light of the month of Ramadan, and I came across Michael Mosley’s video on BBC: Eat Fast and Live Longer. Fascinating stuff! Just by fasting 2 days a week, we can lose a ton of weight and live a lot longer!

Now I am so psyched on doing something for my health that I’m taking up a free online course at Coursera: Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health (great university courses are offered on Coursera for free!).

Are you in your 40s or 50s? Are you concerned about your health, and if so, what do you do about it?

You can watch a 3-minute interview video with Mosley here, or the entire documentary in the following link:

Eat, Fast & Live Longer HD by limoslight

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