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  • Workout Nutrition: Pre and Post Workout

    The following article provides details on the optimal workout nutrition for before, during, and after exercise for both aerobic and resistance exercise to help you maximize your aerobic and resistance exercise as well as your post-exercise recovery.   Workout Nutrition for Aerobic Exercise ♦ Aerobic Exercise: Pre Workout Nutrition An individual burns more energy, and consequently glucose, during aerobic exercise than during resistance exercise of similar intensity. Consequently, it is more important to consume slow-releasing, complex carbohydrates before an aerobic exercise read more
  • Sleep and Aging

    Men are often unclear about the relationship between sleep and aging. Most men commonly think that the older they get the less sleep they need. On the contrary, sleep need does not decrease with age. However, sleep and aging are related in that sleep quality and quantity do tend to decrease with age. As a man ages, he takes longer to fall asleep, sleeps worse, spends less time in deep sleep and REM sleep, and experiences more nighttime awakenings. [the_ad id="15851"]   Effect of Aging on Sleep All of these read more
  • Dieting and Body Types

    Dieting and Body Types When beginning a diet plan, knowledge of one’s body type is an essential piece of information for setting realistic goals for dieting. Certain men, particularly endomorphs, will simply never achieve a chiseled six-pack. Below are descriptions and images of the three main body types. Set realistic weight loss goals based on your body type and follow the general recommendations given below. Ectomorph Mesomorph Endomorph Thin: Flat chest and small shoulder Athletic: Muscular, rectangular shaped body "Stocky": Round read more

  • Dihydrotestosterone – DHT

    What is Dihydrotestosterone? Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is a sex hormone, like testosterone. It plays a significant role in both the development and maintenance of certain male physical and sexual characteristics. It also plays an important role in certain men's health problems, like benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement aka BPH) and male pattern baldness. For these read more
  • Symptoms of Low Testosterone

    The following are the potential signs and symptoms of low testosterone. Experiencing one or more of these items does not necessarily mean you have low testosterone. These signs and symptoms may be related to one of many other, unrelated issues. Nonetheless, it is important for one to be aware of these potential issues and to discuss with your physician the need to check your testosterone level. Signs and symptoms of low testosterone: Decreased sex drive Erectile dysfunction Loss of muscle read more
  • Side Effects of Testosterone Therapy

    Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is usually well tolerated as long as testosterone is kept within normal, physiologic levels. Side effects of testosterone therapy are generally mild. However, it is important for you and your physician to be aware of the following potential side effects. Many of the side effects may be mitigated by avoiding the most common testosterone replacement mistakes and by following-up regularly with your read more
  • LH – Luteinizing Hormone

    Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland in the base of the brain). Once secreted in men, it stimulates the testes to produce testosterone, which acts as the primary male hormone and is essential for the production of sperm.1 Similar to follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which is also produced by the pituitary gland, LH plays a vital role in the hormonal status and read more

  • Male Sexual Dysfunction

    Male Sexual Dysfunction Male sexual dysfunction is most commonly thought of solely as erectile dysfunction but is actually a group of disorders that also includes decreased libido and abnormal ejaculation. THE BAD NEWS Male sexual dysfunction is quite common. How common? In the National Health and Social Life Survey in 1992, about 1 in 3 males experienced sexual dysfunction. THE WORSE NEWS The older you get, the more read more
  • HDL Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol

    The two basic types of cholesterol with which we are concerned with are LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol (BAD cholesterol) causes plaque build up on the inside walls of arteries. Over time, this plaque buildup leads to coronary artery disease.1 HDL cholesterol (GOOD cholesterol) removes LDL cholesterol from the blood. HDL cholesterol prevents plaque build up. Thus, it protects against coronary artery read more
  • Type 1 Diabetes vs. Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 1 Diabetes vs. Type 2 Diabetes There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is almost entirely genetic, whereas Type 2 Diabetes is largely due to poor diet, lack of exercise, and genetic factors.   Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM)1 Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) used to be known as “Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM),” a term you will still hear used today. read more