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Severely limiting how many calories you eat may combat heart disease and even extend your life, research suggests. But don’t try it when you’re young or your muscles may pay the price.
In a new study conducted in China, the calorie intake of young and middle-aged rats was cut by 40%. And, surprise: Young rats lost muscle mass, but older rats kept it along with a more youthful metabolism. In short, they got to kick some young mouse ass for a while.
So wait till midlife to test extreme calorie reduction; and even then, cut no more than 35% – a 40% drop isn’t recommended for humans (not even supermodels).
If you’re like most Americans, you spend about 65 percent of your waking hours sedentary. That translates into 9 to 10 hours of sitting every day. For people who are in the telecommunications business, the figure tops the 12 hour mark – half a day on your butt!
Even if you work out at the gym for an hour every day or jog to and from work, those 60 or so minutes of daily physical activity surprisingly do not erase the unhealthful impact of too much sitting. In fact, a recent report from the Mayo Clinic noted that six hours of uninterrupted sitting eliminated the benefits of one hour of exercise.
So what happens to your body when you sit too much? Let’s start at the top and work our way down the body: (more…)
Despite the fact that watermelon is composed of 92 percent water, it manages to provide a wealth of important nutrients and health benefits for men, and all for a minimal amount of calories. Here’s a few of them:
Up until now, the research on the benefits of beets and beet juice for athletes and athletic performance have centered around the nitrates in this root vegetable. These nitrates have been identified as being responsible for boosting blood circulation and increasing the transportation of oxygen to the muscles. In fact it was rumored that up to 90% of the athletes at the London Olympics were legally supplementing their diets with beet juice!
But now the news about beets just got better—and it still involves the same nitrates. At the University of Exeter, researchers discovered yet one more reason why athletes should eat beets. It turns out that the boost of oxygen sent to the brain may also allow athletes who are engaged in prolonged exercise (endurance athletes) to make smarter decisions and react more rapidly late in the game. That is, beets may help keep a tired brain sharp during the last quarter of a football game or the final 10 miles of a 100-mile bike ride. (more…)
If you are a member of the one-minute club, you have plenty of company. About 20 percent of men in the United States experience premature ejaculation at some point in their lives.
The definition of premature ejaculation really depends on the couple. For some, one or two minutes is considered to be premature; for others, it is longer. Basically, ejaculation is deemed to be premature if it occurs before a couple wants it to.
Whether you tend to pull the trigger occasionally or on a more regular basis, don’t worry. You can beat premature ejaculation on your own, in most cases, without professional help. However, if you find the self-help tips don’t do the trick, then by all means consider going pro. In any case, both types of tips are presented here. (more…)
If you’re feeling sluggish, thick around the middle, or noticing a decline in your sex drive and libido, you are going through something many men experience with aging.
While these changes may be associated with declining testosterone levels, these symptoms do not necessarily mean that you have low T or that you need testosterone therapy. You may just need to adjust to your changing body by picking up some healthy habits that are also natural testosterone and energy boosters.
Natural methods are the best place to start if you want to maintain your normal testosterone levels. If you have had your free testosterone level tested and it is normal, or if you only experience a few symptoms of declining testosterone, try these natural testosterone boosters to help you improve your performance in the bedroom, in the gym, and at work. Incorporating the following 10 healthy habits will not only help support your testosterone to more natural levels but will also make you feel younger and healthier and improve your mood and outlook on life as well. (more…)
For those of you who have followed my blog, you know that I love sardines and I still think they’re one of the best foods for men. That said, I think mussels are equal to if not better than sardines as part of your diet because they check all three boxes for positive lifestyle eating: moral, nutritional, and environmental. (more…)