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
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Good nutrition is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. It is essential to maintaining optimal physical and mental performance, to defending against infectious and chronic diseases, and to living a long and healthy life.
It can help protect against chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It can also reduce the risk of cancer, stroke, and heart attack. Additionally, it can help make you leaner and stronger, making you look younger. Unfortunately, we as a culture are not generally well read more
Good sleep is absolutely essential for optimal physical and mental performance. Yet, compared to diet and exercise, sleep receives little attention. Most people greatly underestimate the importance of sleep. Without good quality sleep, maintaining your diet and exercise regimen is nearly impossible. And, contrary to popular belief, you can not train yourself to need less sleep.1 While you may believe that you are capable of adapting to a lack of sleep, you are not. You continue to lose your ability to think, read more
In recent years, testosterone replacement therapy aka 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 a simple hormone treatment of testosterone prescribed by a physician to read more
What Is Testosterone? Where Is Testosterone Produced?
Testosterone is the principal male sex hormone and anabolic steroid. More than 95% of testosterone is manufactured by the Leydig’s cells in the testes at various amounts throughout a person’s life. Its actions are most pronounced during puberty. During puberty, it is responsible for causing the maturation of the male sex organs and other masculizing effects. Yet, testosterone is far more than just a sex hormone. It affects the entire body. It is vitally 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 range between 270 ng/dL and 1070 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
Unfortunately, as men age, total and free testosterone levels decline. (See Testosterone Levels in Men). 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.4
Fortunately, certain healthy lifestyle choices, such as exercise and read more
EMG Health Numbers: Body Mass Index Calculator
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a popular method, which health care professionals use to evaluate body composition based on an individual’s height and weight. A normal, healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9, a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is overweight and a BMI greater than 30 is obese. A BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight.1
To use the Body Mass Index calculator, enter your read more
The Lipid Panel1,2,3,4,5
When you go to the doctor to get your cholesterol checked, he or she orders a “lipid panel.” The lipid panel is a profile of the various types of cholesterol in an individual's blood and usually includes the following:
Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol
The purpose of the lipid panel is primarily to read more
Type 1 Diabetes vs. Type 2 Diabetes
There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is almost entirely genetic, whereas Type 2 Diabetes is largely due to poor diet, lack of exercise, and genetic factors.
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM)1
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) used to be known as “Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM),” a term you will still hear used today. read more