Exercising is important, and many experts argue this importance increases as we age. A sedentary lifestyle exacerbates the deterioration already caused by natural, environmental, and genetic factors. Men can undergo significant muscle loss and weakening as they reach middle age; incorporating the right exercises into their fitness routines is essential. Most exercises work for men and women, but a few that are especially effective for the male body.


1. Cardio

Cardio is a vital exercise for all men. More than just a weight loss tool, it does more for muscle development than most may think by building and strengthening muscles in the thighs and calves. Since the heart is a muscle, cardio can help men make great gains in heart health. Male fatalities from heart disease are higher than female and men are more likely to have heart attacks, so keeping this muscle strong is vital to good health.

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