Articles on Lifestyle

Importance of Sleep Introduction

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… Read more

Exercise For Men

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… Read more

How to Eat Healthy: Good Nutrition

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… Read more

Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise and Mental Health For obvious reasons, the physical benefits of regular exercise have been and will continue to be heavily emphasized. In addition to the physical benefits, regular exercise also provides profound benefits to an individual’s mental health. Regular exercise has been shown to: Reduce stress Reduce anxiety and depression Boost self-esteem Improve sleep… Read more

Sleep and Aging

Men are often unclear about the relationship between sleep and aging. Most men commonly think that the older they get the less sleep they need. On the contrary, sleep need does not decrease with age. However, sleep and aging are related in that sleep quality and quantity do tend to decrease with age. As a… Read more

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… Read more

Core Nutrition Articles

The following articles clearly explain how to optimize nutrition by providing detailed information about each macronutrient (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats). Each macronutrient serves an essential role within the body. Thus, a well-balanced must include all three macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats). Also check out EMG’s Healthiest Foods List. Carbohydrates Simple Carbohydrates Complex Carbohydrates Sugar Fiber… Read more

Alcohol and Sleep

Alcohol can seriously hurt your sleep! A few drinks before bed certainly help you fall asleep quicker, which may come as a great relief when you are stressed out or suffering from insomnia. But the toll alcohol takes on your body is serious. The bottom line: alcohol and sleep do not mix!     Effect… Read more

What Is Protein?

Protein is one of the three primary macronutrients needed by the body (fats and carbohydrates being the other two). They are peptides made up of small building blocks called amino acids. During digestion, protein breaks down into its amino acid components. Then, these amino acids are absorbed by the intestines and used by the body… Read more

How To Sleep Better Guide

In an increasingly hectic world, sleep rarely gets enough attention. Yet, adequate sleep is essential to achieve and maintain good health. So the question becomes, how to sleep better? The following principles provide an outline on how to sleep better. Reap sleep’s healthy rewards with a better night’s sleep.     How To Sleep Better… Read more