Male Health

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 [...]

The Hidden Dangers of Processed Meat

When you bite into a hot dog at the first baseball game of the season or fry up some sausages on a Sunday morning while watching your kids play in the yard, you’re probably not thinking about how that hot dog or sausage was made. And you’re definitely not thinking about what’s inside. You’re focusing on spending time with your family and relishing a quiet morning before the hectic Monday hits. But just because you’re not thinking about it [...]

10 Symptoms Men Should Never Ignore

When it comes to you health, you don’t want to take any chances. That’s why it’s important to call your doctor any time you experience new symptoms that you can’t explain. As a man, it’s especially important that you pay attention to symptoms that may be indicative of things like prostate cancer, heart disease, and other diseases. If you experience any of these symptoms, tell your doctor right away.  A Change in Peeing Habits: If you notice that you have [...]

5 Kinds of Cancer Men Should Be Concerned About

Cancer can feel like an impossibly strong force. Learning that you have cancer can be one of the scariest days of your life. It’s important that men take steps to prevent cancer with a healthy lifestyle and diet. It’s also important to be able to identify risk factors and symptoms so you can have the best chance of avoiding or beating cancer. Here are five kinds of cancer for men to watch for (and how to prevent them). Prostate Cancer Men [...]

Chronic Inflammation Can Damage your Health

You may not be familiar with the term “inflammation,” but you are certainly aware of its damaging effects, whether or not you realize they are caused by inflammation. Inflammation has long been known to contribute to asthma, arthritis, and Chron’s Disease, it has more recently been determined that inflammation is at the root of most diseases. For example, arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joints and heart disease is caused by inflammation of the arteries. Over time, chronic inflammation [...]

Vitamin D: A Man’s Best Friend

Vitamin D is called “the sunshine vitamin,” because it is made by our body in the presence of the UV rays of the sun. This vitamin works round the clock to keep us healthy. There are many reasons for vitamin D to be the sunshine of your life because of its diverse range of benefits for health and vitality. Top benefits of Vitamin D in male health Takes care of your heart: Optimal levels of vitamin D promote a healthy heart. [...]

5 Ways to Get Motivated to Workout

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 80% of Americans are not getting the weekly recommended amount of rigorous exercise: 30 minutes of exercise three times each week. Now, we’re willing to bet that most of those people understand that exercise is healthy. Many of them probably want to exercise. They may have subscribed to gyms and taken classes. On January 1st of every year, they may claim that this is the year they start exercising. So, what’s [...]