By the time you enter your 40s, chances are you’ve hit your stride in terms of your career, the financial concerns of your 20s are a thing of the past, and you’ve finally gotten to the point where you’re actually feeling pretty confident about the way your life is shaping up.
With that said, getting older isn’t without its pitfalls. Chief among them is that at 40, your body is not quite the resilient, high-metabolism machine that it was a decade or two prior. In fact, as you age, there may be moments where you don’t recognize your body at all. In order to aid you through the aging process, we’ve compiled some of the common ways the body changes after 40, as well as things you can do to prevent serious health issues and injuries. Because these changes don’t have to be negatives, as long as you take the proper precautions (and supplements), of course. And for more helpful health information, check out these 40 Health Risks That Skyrocket After 40.