Male Health

Why Should You Care About High Cholesterol?

You’ve likely heard that high cholesterol is bad for your health. It can contribute to heart disease, stroke, obesity, and other ailments and diseases. But what exactly is it about cholesterol that puts your health at risk and why should you care? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in all of your body’s cells. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs on its own. We get additional cholesterol from some of the foods we eat. A [...]

Worried About Grilled Meat and Your Cancer Risk? (Here’s What You Can Do)

As we head into the heat of Summer, you may be excited to break out the grill and start cooking your favorite meats; after all, it’s not summer until you can drink a cold beer and eat a hot dog while passing hours talking and laughing with friends as the sun lowers behind the house. But that hot dog comes with a hefty side of cancer risk. Any time you eat red or processed meats, you take on a healthy [...]

Morning vs. Evening Exercise Which is the Best? 

You’ve made the decision to get serious about your physical health through exercise. Congratulations! There are few decisions that have a bigger impact on your health since physical activity reduces your risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, most cancers, and arthritis. It also helps keep your blood pressure, stress levels, and weight in check. All in all, physical activity through regular exercise is one of the best ways to thank your body for all it does for you. Now [...]

Seven Practical Ways to Burst Your Stress Bubble

You’ve probably heard that stress is bad for your health, but stress seems unavoidable. Why should you care if you can’t totally eliminate stress from your life? The answer lies in the difference between stress and chronic stress. Some stress is normal and even healthy. But when stress becomes a constant feeling you are in a stress bubble. When it gets overwhelming it becomes difficult to carry on with your daily life and affects health. Chronic stress can lead to [...]

6 Things You Can Do to Fight Fatigue & Boost your Energy

Do you find yourself struggling to make it through the workday because you feel exhausted? It’s not uncommon to feel like your energy has been drained from you. In fact, only 1 in 7 Americans reports waking up feeling fully rested every single day. If you’re always reaching for that extra cup of coffee or energy drink by the afternoon, try these six ways to boost your energy levels naturally, instead.  Power Up With Greens: You’ve been told for years to [...]

Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation in Men

If you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting enough sleep at night, you’re far from alone. Thirty-five to forty percent of Americans don’t get enough sleep. This isn’t surprising since most people get 60-90 minutes less sleep today than they did 50 years ago. Lawrence Epstein, M.D., chief medical officer for Sleep Health Centers says this is a huge problem[1]. Says Epstein, “People don’t think sleep is important because we can get by with less, but we’re [...]

5 Things to Keep in Mind if you Love Swimming

Swimming is a great workout for the whole body and an enjoyable one because of its relaxation benefits. Eating the right foods and eating at right times is crucial if you want to swim to improve your health. Fueling your body before and after a swimming session helps you keep up great energy levels and does not leave you drained after a swim session. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps is no stranger to big meals. At the peak of his [...]

Beer Gut Holding You Back? Easy Ways to Trim Your Waistline

It’s easy for a beer gut to sneak up on you. Two or three beers and an order of hot wings may not seem like a big deal when you’re eating them over a playoff game with your buddies. But in the light of day, those empty calories quickly add up and leave you with a body you no longer recognize in the mirror. Have the sports games, Sunday brunches, and BBQs started to catch up with you? Have [...]

Struggling with Acid Reflux? Here’s What You Can Do!

If you’ve ever regurgitated a small amount of bile and tasted a bitter taste in your mouth after eating, then you may have experienced Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), aka acid reflux. Acid reflux is the result of damage to the mucous membranes in the throat or stomach. Even though acid reflux is very common, it often goes untreated because the symptoms are similar to those of many other mild diseases and discomforts. Unfortunately, GERD is a serious condition that, [...]

Losing Muscle? Five Steps to Gain it Back

There are a lot of reasons you may have lost muscle mass. It may have been a long time since you hit the gym, or you may have experienced an injury or illness that stopped you from exercising. In any case, it’s time to build it back. Lean muscle mass reduces your risk of osteoporosis, helps your body work efficiently, and increases strength. Not to mention the fact that you’ll look and feel better about yourself with some healthy [...]