Resistance training provides many health benefits, especially for older adults. In addition to the general guidelines for selecting or designing resistance training programs for men, the following guidelines and precautions are recommended for older men who are beginning resistance training for the first time or beginning resistance training after a long layoff.
Resistance Training Program Guidelines: 65+ Men
During the first 8 weeks of training, use light resistance for all exercises.
Adhere strictly to read more
The oblique muscles are abdominal muscles that run vertically along both sides of the torso. They play a major role in bending and twisting the torso. The oblique exercises below effectively isolate your oblique muscles. Each of the 14 oblique exercises for men are accompanied by HD demonstration videos. Find additional EMG abdominal exercises at the following links:
Lower Ab Exercises read more
Chicken vs Beef: Which is Healthier?
With all things being equal, skinless white meat chicken is normally considerably lower in calories, cholesterol, and saturated fat than most cuts of beef. On the other hand, beef normally contains more potassium, zinc, and choline than chicken. The American Heart Association recommends eating more chicken than meat based on the fact that excessive red meat consumption has been shown to raise the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.
The Way in Which Animals Are read more
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
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and the Heart
Historically, a major concern about testosterone replacement therapy was that it was potentially harmful to the heart. Testosterone has traditionally been regarded as a hormone that is harmful to the heart.
Why the Misconception?
This misconception stems from the belief that testosterone causes heart disease. Additionally, the high doses of testosterone used by bodybuilders can damage the heart, leading to a variety of diseases and read more
Testosterone nasal gel delivers testosterone directly into the nostril. Natesto is the only FDA approved nasal testosterone replacement therapy. It is administered three times daily once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening (6 to 8 hours apart).
According to the Phase 3 clinical trials for FDA approval, the average testosterone concentration in the blood was in the normal range for 90 percent of men who used the nasal gel three times daily, compared with 71 percent of men using it twice a read more
Transbuccal (oral absorbable) forms of testosterone work by absorption through the mucous membranes of the mouth. A lozenge containing testosterone is placed under the tongue or against the surface of your gums twice daily. The transbuccal system is designed to adhere to the gum or inner check for a 12 hour period, after which time it is replaced. There is significantly less potential liver toxicity associated with testosterone lozenges than with other oral testosterone forms because it 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 read more
Blood Pressure Introduction
Doctors talk about high blood pressure, or hypertension, all the time. Everyone knows that high blood pressure is bad for you and can lead to numerous health problems. The healthcare industry as a whole spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on medications and other treatments for high blood pressure. Yet, do you really know what it is and why it really is bad for you?
What Is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is one of the most important indicators of your cardiovascular health.1 Every time you visit your physician, he or she will take your blood pressure. You can also monitor your blood pressure at home with an electronic blood pressure monitor.
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure exerted by blood on the walls of blood vessels. Elevated blood pressure can read more