Before you start any aerobic exercise regimen, consult your physician and take the Exercise Risk Factor Analysis to assess your pre-exercise risks. Once these tasks have been completed, it is essential to learn the elements of a cardiorespiratory workout to properly warm-up and cool-down, which greatly reduces the chance of muscle, joint, and cardiovascular injury.
Aerobic Exercise Elements
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Alcohol Consumption: Best in Moderation
Alcohol consumption is frequently a part of socialization worldwide, whether it’s a few beers on the golf course, a bottle of wine on a special occasion, or a liquor drink after a hard day of work.
The Good News: Drinking alcohol in moderation can be part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.1,2,3 Alcohol can help you relax and has been shown to relax blood vessels throughout the body. According to one prominent Harvard study, men consuming 1-2 alcoholic beverages per day had read more
The rectus abdominis is the most visible abdominal muscle group; it is responsible for the six-pack. These muscles play a role in maintaining posture. The rectus abdominis muscles can be broken down into two groups: the lower abdominals and upper abdominals. Below, find EMG's 17 Lower Ab Exercises and Upper Ab Exercises.
Find additional EMG abdominal exercises at the following links:
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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.
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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, orally available 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 read more
The following article discusses the subject of co-administering anastrozole with testosterone therapy. As a note, The Endocrine Society currently does not recommend for or against the use of anastrozole. Some physicians do prescribe it to mitigate symptoms of high estradiol levels, like gynecomastia and edema.
With this being said, estradiol plays an important role, even in men, so taking it in the absence of clinically diagnosed high estradiol levels and related symptoms may be counterproductive. At this time, there is no consensus on its use or on the optimal estradiol range in read more
Testosterone gel delivers a steady dose of testosterone through daily skin applications. These gels are a relatively convenient and effective method of administering testosterone replacement therapy for men with low testosterone.1-9
Transdermal forms of testosterone are relatively new. They were first introduced in the US in 2000. Most forms are only available under a brand name. As a result, testosterone gels are typically more expensive than injectable testosterone, which is available in generic forms.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Introduction1
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a difficult disorder for physicians and for patients because symptoms occur in the absence of definite intestinal pathology. What this basically means is that patients have symptoms of GI upset, cramping, diarrhea, and/or constipation but physicians don’t have anything specifically to treat. Additionally, the cause remains unknown. read more
Certain individuals have an extremely significant genetic predisposition (aka familial hypercholesterolemia1) to elevated cholesterol levels, particularly LDL cholesterol. These individuals are either heterozygous (1 of 2 genes) or homozygous (2 of 2 genes) for certain genes that cause extremely high cholesterol.
These individuals may have LDL cholesterol levels ranging into the 1000’s. They are read more
Men's Health Issues Introduction
Many health issues affect men. Worse yet, aging increases the likelihood that many of the health issues may occur. Nevertheless, you can reduce your chances of experiences theses health issues by educating yourself. The major men's health issues include cardiovascular, reproductive, and metabolic issues. The following sections provide practical information on each health issue and relevant medical treatments and lifestyle modifications to reduce your read more