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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is common in men but often undiagnosed. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, 1 in 4 men have some degree of sleep apnea. However, less than 1 in 4 of these men have been diagnosed. Sleep apnea deprives the brain of oxygen and has serious consequences.     What Is Sleep… Read more

Do You Have Sleep Apnea Questionnaire?

Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping, and it deprives the brain of oxygen and has serious consequences. For example, sleep apnea results in chronic sleep deprivation which causes daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes, poor concentration, and an increased risk of accidents. Sleep apnea also leads to serious health problems over time, including… Read more

Insomnia

Do you typically have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Do you typically experience difficulty sleeping? If you answered “YES” to either of these questions, you may suffer from insomnia, and you are not alone.1 Nearly 1 in 3 men suffer from insomnia, which seriously hurts them physically and mentally. Sure, everyone occasionally has trouble falling… Read more

Behavorial Insomnia Treatment

There are plenty of over the counter and prescription insomnia treatments. (See Medicinal Insomnia Treatment). However, these insomnia treatments should not be your initial options and should rarely be used for more than a couple of weeks. Instead, you should try the following behavioral insomnia treatment, which is non-invasive and may actually prove superior in… Read more

Medicinal Insomnia Treatment

Over The Counter Sleep Aids OTC sleep aids (Benadryl, Nytol, Sominex, Unisom, Tylenol PM, etc) are good at helping you get to sleep for a night or two during a bout of temporary insomnia or during a mild illness, such as a cold or flu. However, they are not a preferred insomnia treatment for chronic… Read more

Sleep Cycle Apps

Good sleep is absolutely essential for optimal physical and mental performance. Each sleep cycle app below monitors your sleep via your movements and during the last half hour of your sleep wakes you during the lightest stage of sleep to reduce tiredness. Select a sleep cycle app to learn more information and to download the… Read more

Stretching Routine: 10 Stretching Exercises

Stretching Routine: 10 Stretching Exercises

Full Body Stretching Routine with 10 Stretching Exercises Stretching is an important part on any exercise plan. Stretching is good for both aerobic fitness enthusiasts and weightlifters. It improves your range of motion, decreases your risk for injury, and improves the workout as a whole. Find a full body stretching routine with 10 simple stretching… Read more

Understanding Glycemic Index

As stated in the Carbohydrates section, maintaining stable blood sugar levels is important for maintaining stable energy levels throughout the day and for maintaining a healthy weight. Consuming simple, fast-releasing carbohydrates leads to a rapid elevation in blood sugar levels that is followed by a rapid decrease in blood sugar levels. These rapid variations in… Read more

Understanding Glycemic Load

The glycemic index is a scale by which to measure how fast a certain food will raise blood sugar levels when consumed. Specifically, the glycemic index can be used to tell which foods will rapidly increase blood glucose levels (typically less healthy refined, simple carbohydrate foods) and which foods will not rapidly increase blood glucose… Read more

Glycemic Index Chart & Glycemic Load Chart

Below is a glycemic index chart and glycemic load chart for common foods. These measurements indicate a food’s effect on blood sugar levels. First though is a brief discussion of the primary difference between the two metrics. Glycemic Index The Glycemic Index ranges from 0 to 100. It indicates a food’s effect on blood glucose…. Read more