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  • 12 Bicep Exercises for Men

    The following 12 bicep exercises for men and accompanying videos work the bicep muscles, the large muscles on the front of the upper arms. Select any of the bicep exercises to watch the accompanying video. Below the exercises find three bicep workouts as well as links to EMG's other muscle specific guides. These exercises are group as follows. Barbell/EZ Bar Exercises Dumbbell Exercises Cable Exercises Machine Based Exercises   [toc heading_levels="2,3"] [the_ad id="15696"] [the_ad read more
  • Exercise For Men

    Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. To stay healthy, perform optimally, and slow the aging process, you need to be physically active throughout your life. Poor fitness is linked to obesity, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.1 Men who do not exercise regularly are more likely to suffer from the chronic problems shown below. They are also more likely to become physically disabled.   Two Sides of Physical Activity:  Aerobic and Resistance Exercise Physical read more
  • Common Foods High in Saturated Fat

    Saturated fats are an unhealthy class of fats. Unfortunately, they are present in many foods. The majority of foods high in saturated fat come from animal sources. These sources include beef, pork, chicken, shellfish, egg yolks, and dairy such as cream, milk, and butter. Certain non-animal food sources also have high levels. These sources include coconut oil, palm oil, lard, and vegetable shortenings. The following table provides a list of foods high in saturated fat. Total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol read more

  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Low Testosterone

    In recent years, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for low testosterone has gained widespread interest from aging men and acceptance from the medical community. With an aging male population, less stigma, and more popular advertisement, more and more men are consulting with their physicians about testing for low testosterone and initiating TRT. What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy? Testosterone replacement therapy is the hormone treatment of testosterone prescribed by a physician to counter read more
  • Testosterone Injections

    Testosterone injections deliver testosterone into the muscle. The testosterone is then absorbed directly into the blood stream over time. The absorption period depends on the type of testosterone injected. Injections usually take place in the thighs, glutes or deltoid muscles. Read on to learn about the most common forms of injectable testosterone, therapeutic dosages, pros and cons of testosterone injections, and injection demonstration resources.   [toc heading_levels="2,3"] [the_ad 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
  • 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. In healthy men, normal testosterone levels generally range between 300 ng/dL and 1050 ng/dL. Unfortunately, levels decline with aging and may fall below the normal range. 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 read more

  • Stroke Introduction

    What Is a Stroke? A stroke is similar to a heart attack in that it is basically death of an area of brain tissue. This tissue death results from either temporary or permanent loss of blood flow to that area of the brain or from bleeding inside the brain. These two forms of stroke are classified as ischemic and hemorrhagic, respectively. As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, read more
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) THE BAD NEWS If you live long enough, you are almost guaranteed to get Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). In fact, 9 out of every 10 people over the age of 85 have BPH. THE GOOD NEWS Symptoms of BPH often do not need treatment and are frequently reduced by improving your overall health. When these symptoms do require treatment, there are many medical and surgical treatment options available. Read on to understand the disease, its causes, and its 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