8 Reasons Men Over 40 Should Still Work Out and Train Hard

From stronger bones to better sex, these benefits of a healthy workout habit will convince you to get moving.

From stronger bones to better sex, these benefits of a healthy workout habit will convince you to get moving.

Milo Bryant is a performance coach as well as an experienced journalist. He’s also in his 50s—and his book Unstoppable After 40 gives you the roadmap to do more than merely remain active as you “mature.” Milo trains hard and recovers even better so he can do what he wants, when he wants. Get ready to use his methods to become unstoppable. This isn’t your dad’s middle age.

The following is an excerpt from Unstoppable After 40.

Some men believe that the minute they start feeling old, they need to throw in the (gym) towel and find other pastimes to stay healthy. But as we’ve already discussed, guys over 40 can—and should—keep training hard.

Sure, you might go about your workouts a little differently than when you were a young buck (with different movements than in your more carefree years), but if you’re healthy, there’s no reason you can’t keep up the effort in the gym. If you’re a latecomer to exercise, it’s also not too late to start. There are plenty of upsides to a consistent exercise routine, with few downsides.

Start now, and here are all the benefits you can expect:

As men get older, they also lose bone density, which can make them more susceptible to injuries and osteoporosis. And osteoporosis isn’t just a “woman’s problem”—about 10 to 25 percent of men are estimated to fracture a bone due to osteoporosis, according to a review in the journal Bone Research.