When we are young men, we feel invincible. Sometimes, our habits when it comes to eating, exercise, temper, discipline, take a back seat to fun and living “free.” That is how it should be at that age. Do those things while you can… in moderation.
However, as we age, these habits will inevitably catch up with us. Dietary habits and sedentary lives will result in health problems. On the other end of the spectrum, training without a plan, overtraining, poor form can all be overcome in youth. When you get some miles under your belt, you cannot overcome these missteps as easily.
As young men we believe we can conquer the world. It is important to keep that confidence, but with age it needs to be tempered with experience and discipline. Confidence is attractive to women, whether wives or potential partners. Overconfidence or misguided, delusional views of ourselves only serve to repel women and causes us pain from poor choices.
As you age, it is important to pay closer attention and eating habits and to maintain some form of physical exercise or activity. Be mindful of your physical health, like so many other things in life, if you get too far off course it becomes that much more difficult to recover. Putting on weight is like getting into debt. Easy to gain, hard to get rid of.
Be sure you move as often as possibly, preferably daily. Sedentary lifestyles can lead to a host of health problems that will drive away your wife and potential partners. You don’t have to be a sports model, but when people see you they should assume you have some sort of fitness plan. It shows maturity, confidence, discipline, and a knowledge of your body and mind because of the dedication a regular exercise routine requires.
Treat your body well and it should serve you for many years. Genetics can play a role, but failure to do your part will ensure a dip in performance.
Keep in mind, as we age there are areas we want to put that dip in performance off as long as possible…