Before beginning any resistance training program, you must identify your unique goals, needs, and constraints. The following steps outline how to best approach resistance training so that your effort maximizes the outcomes you desire.
Resistance Training Program Guidelines
Identify the primary goal of the resistance program. Are you looking to increase your strength, muscle size, muscle endurance or muscle tone? Are you simply trying to lose weight while maintaining lean body mass? If you are trying to lose read more
Is it ok to begin a resistance exercise program if I have high blood pressure?
Men with high blood pressure or men who are taking antihypertensive medication have a positive coronary heart disease risk factor (Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors). [High blood pressure is defined as systolic BP > 140 mm Hg or diastolic BP > 90 mm Hg measured on two separate occasions.]
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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 following evaluations are simple questionnaires read more
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men with low testosterone has consistently shown to produce positive benefits with minimal side effects. Also, benefits of testosterone therapy can be both physical and mental. Restoring testosterone levels to within the normal range by using testosterone replacement therapy has shown to:
Increase lean body mass
Decrease fat mass
Increase bone mineral density
Improve sexual function
Improve mood and well-being
Although some benefits appear in the read more
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.
The most common forms of injectable testosterone for testosterone replacement therapyread more
Testosterone Implants aka Testosterone Pellets
Testosterone implants in the form of small pellets slowly deliver testosterone over the course of three to six months. The testosterone pellets are implanted under the skin by your physician. Imbedded in the fat, the testosterone pellets gradually dissolve. This testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) administration method gives a slow, steady constant infusion read more
Unfortunately, as men age, total and free testosterone decline. Worse yet, these declines have been associated with unwanted physical changes such as increased abdominal fat and decreased muscle mass.1-4 Low levels have also been associated with low libido, low energy, and depression.5
Fortunately, certain healthy lifestyle choices, such as exercise and proper diet, may actually increase testosterone naturally. At the very least 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?
Diabetes Treatments: How Do You Treat Diabetes?
There are a variety of diabetes treatments available. Different treatments are appropriate for the different forms and severities of the disease.
Type 1 Diabetes Treatments
As you have read, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is a genetic disorder and cannot be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, proper diet, and exercise. T1DM must be treated with injected insulin because the body is unable to produce its own insulin. The exogenous insulin can be read more
What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes?
For both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, symptoms of diabetes can be either acute (occurring immediately) or chronic (occurring slowly over time).
T1DM is more likely to present with acute onset symptoms requiring hospitalization. However both T1DM and T2DM can present acutely and have similar symptoms, including 1 or more of the following:1
Increased read more