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  • How To Sleep Better Guide

    In an increasingly hectic world, sleep rarely gets enough attention. Yet, adequate sleep is essential to achieve and maintain good health. So the question becomes, how to sleep better? The following principles provide an outline on how to sleep better. Reap sleep’s healthy rewards with a better night's sleep.   How To Sleep Better Guide read more
  • Weight Training Benefits

    Resistance exercise provides the numerous benefits. Additionally, starting a resistance exercise plan can help reverse chronic health problems regardless of when you become more physically active. Weight training: Increases muscle mass Increases resting metabolism Improves body compostion Decreases risk of diabetes Lowers stress Improves mental health Improves sleep quality   Weight Training Benefits The main benefit of weight training is that it INCREASES your lean body mass (muscle read more
  • Polyunsaturated Fat

    Polyunsaturated fat is a type of unsaturated fat. In general, this class of fats has a beneficial effect on your heart when eaten in moderation and when used to replace saturated fat and trans fat in your diet. From a chemical standpoint, polyunsaturated fat is simply a fat molecule that has more than one unsaturated carbon bond, also called a double bond, in the molecule.   Types of Polyunsaturated Fat The two basic types of polyunsaturated fat most commonly associated with health and the human diet are read more

  • Changes in Body Composition with Aging

    As a man ages, he loses muscle mass, typically about 0.5- 1.0% per year after the age of 40.1 These loses may seem very small, but by the age of 50 these losses add up to roughly a 5-10% loss in muscle mass. Additionally, this loss in muscle mass is typically accompanied by an increase in fat mass, especially abdominal fat. The term for the age-related decline in muscle mass is sacropenia. According to one study, approximately one in every two men over the age of 60 suffer from moderate sacropenia.2 Sacropenia read more
  • Testosterone Levels By Age

    Testosterone is the prototypical male hormone. It’s what puts hair on your chest and muscles on your frame during puberty. Put simply, testosterone is what makes a man a man. Unfortunately, testosterone levels decline with aging. Read on to learn about testosterone levels by age as well as symptoms of low testosterone and testosterone replacement therapy.   Testosterone Levels by Age: The BAD News As men age, total testosterone levels decline. Even worse, free testosterone (testosterone not bound in read more
  • What Is HGH?

    Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland located at the base of the brain). It promotes muscle growth and bone growth.1 Therefore, HGH can be more broadly described as an anabolic hormone much like testosterone. It also helps to regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism. Growth hormone works by promoting the production of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in the liver. IGF-1 is what actually produces the read more

  • HDL Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol

    EMG Health Numbers: HDL Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol The two basic types of cholesterol with which we are concerned are LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol (aka BAD cholesterol) causes plaque build up on the inside walls of arteries, ultimately leading to coronary artery disease.1 HDL cholesterol (aka GOOD cholesterol) removes LDL cholesterol from the blood stream, preventing plaque build up and protecting against coronary artery disease.2 For a comprehensive overview of cholesterol, see our read more
  • Causes of High Cholesterol

    Causes of High Cholesterol Levels Lifestyle Causes of High Cholesterol Diet and exercise can play a significant role in an individual’s cholesterol profile. Diets high in saturated fats, sugars, and complex carbohydrates can raise “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Similarly, lack of exercise can lead to increased “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as decreased “good” HDL cholesterol levels.1,2 For more information on diet and exercise see Nutrition and read more