Medical Offices of Manhattan

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Medical Offices of Manhattan’s otolaryngologist specialist, Daniel Kim, DO, speaks to BestLife about Things Doctors Say Affect Your Health After 40

He’s quoted as saying:

“Excessive abdominal fat—aka the love handles and the beer-belly or ‘dad-bod’—is especially harmful and puts you at even more of an increased risk for heart disease, heart attacks, and diabetic complications,that’s why it’s very important to actively focus on losing the belly fat by controlling your diet and participating in regular aerobic exercise.”

If there’s one thing Kim wants people to stop doing, it’s treating mental health as a separate entity from physical health. They go hand-in-hand—and looking out for any changes is incredibly important. Especially those who tend to push their feelings away, something he sees often in men. “As men get older, they tend to become tougher and more stubborn. Oftentimes, this leads to a true lack of insight into their own feelings and emotions,” says Kim. “It’s important to be in-tune with your emotional needs, be able to identify symptoms of depression, and to discuss this with your physician.”

View the original piece placement on BestLife.