Exercise Risk Factors & Pre-Exercise Assessments
The benefits of regular aerobic and resistance exercise cannot be overstated. Regular exercise will make you healthier, stronger, and leaner. But… Physical exertion, especially after an extended period of physical inactivity, does have risks. Read on to learn more about exercise risk factors.
These risks are typically associated with underlying heart problems. It’s essential to evaluate your health especially your heart health prior to beginning or resuming exercise. The read more
Types of Fat: A Complete Visual Breakdown
Fats are the most energy dense of the three macronutrients. They provide about 9 calories per gram, while carbohydrates and proteins provide about 4 calories per gram. There are a variety of different types of fat. Fats are broken down into animal-based fats (saturated fats) and non-animal fats (unsaturated fats).
Specific examples for the types of fat are listed below with a brief description of whether a particular fat is healthy or unhealthy.
Saturated read more
Oral Testosterone (Pill Form)
Oral preparations of testosterone come in a pill form and are ingested. However, there is currently no oral testosterone form approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Therefore, oral testosterone has no place in testosterone replacement therapy in the US. Most oral forms available on the underground market may cause significant liver damage and should be avoided. The reason that this form of testosterone may damage the liver is that it must be modified, so that it can read more
HGH Side Effects
In the past two decades, HGH use for performance enhancement and anti-aging has exploded. Since aging is associated with declining growth hormone secretion, some individuals have hypothesized that these undesirable effects may partially be due to the decline in HGH production. Naturally, this assertion has spurred considerable interest in administering supplemental human growth hormone as a “treatment” for aging in humans. Although HGH is FDA approved for certain medical conditions, it is read more
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
The following article provides information on the major classes of cholesterol medications, including statins, selective cholesterol uptake inhibitors, cholesterol binding resins, fibric acid derivatives, and nicotinic acid.
Statins (HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors): Statins are the first line cholesterol medications for treating elevated cholesterol levels. They have the greatest efficacy in lowering LDL cholesterol and are well tolerated. Additionally, multiple trials read more