Skincare and Age: What we can do to age gracefully Posted on May 29, 2017 by , 0 comments

To think of it in extreme terms, our skincare routines at age fifteen and fifty will be drastically different—but it’s not just the skincare routine that matters. What we eat, how much we sleep, the supplements we take, the amount of stress we are exposed to, and the types of exercise we get all impact our skin’s health and appearance. And while the makeup counter may have you believing that a certain makeup or cream will cover up all your imperfections and erase the signs of aging, it just won’t. But if you think about your skin’s health...

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Men’s Annual Health Checkups: What The Experts Are Now Saying Posted on May 15, 2017 by , 0 comments

Until recently, the general school of thought was that a checkup should happen annually for men. Blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar, and prostate health were cited as some of the reasons men should see a healthcare professional to be checked, even if they weren’t feeling particularly ill. But then other studies came out claiming that annual health checkups weren’t beneficial after all, leading some men to throw checkups to the wayside. What should you believe?

It’s a bit tricky. A 2015 study in Denmark found that annual health checkups had no real impact on preventing...

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How to tell if the air in your home is hurting your health Posted on May 01, 2017 by , 0 comments

While it may be commonplace to be concerned about outdoor air pollution, have you ever considered how indoor air pollution may be affecting your health? The truth is that our homes can sometimes have worse air quality than outside air. Fumes, dust mites, mold, dander and allergens all lurk in our homes. But we can support our health by becoming better aware of household air pollution and the ways in which we can mitigate our exposure or eliminate them altogether.

The Main Types of Indoor Air Pollution: Know what’s in your home

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What the clothes say about the man: Is your wardrobe making the right statement at home and at work? Posted on April 17, 2017 by , 0 comments

The way we dress conveys a message to others. It can say that we are organized or free-spirited; ambitious or laid back. It would be great if we were judged and assessed on our character or quantity of our work alone, but the truth is that our outward appearance affects the way in which other people interact with us. If you want to inspire confidence in others your clothing will need to reflect your own inner confidence. If you want your spouse and kids to interact with you on a kinder, softer level, you will need to shed...

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Confidence at work and at home: What you can do to inspire confidence in yourself and others Posted on April 03, 2017 by , 0 comments

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Confidence, which is closely related to self-esteem, can wax and wane throughout our lives. A good day at work can pump us up the very same week a bad day at work can bring us down. The goal isn’t so much to always be confident, but to be able to bounce back when things in our lives knock us down. And if you step back and think about confidence at work and at home, and what that means to overall health and happiness, you’ll begin to see the cyclical nature of confidence. Here’s how:

What goes around comes...

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Relaxation and recovery: How taking time each day to de-stress can up your game Posted on March 27, 2017 by , 0 comments

Stress isn’t just in your head—it can affect your whole body. Researchers have found that various systems throughout the body are negatively impacted by too much stress and too little relaxation. Heart health, overall vitality, weight management, digestion, sleep quality, mental acuity, performance—all of these systems are better supported from rest and relaxation. And while no one likes how stress feels, it’s just not common to take a sick day because of stress, or to react to and mitigate stress levels as we would any other aspect of our health.

So how do we change this?...

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Does your weight lifting routine need an overhaul? How to tell if it’s time to mix it up Posted on March 20, 2017 by , 0 comments

Weightlifting is a key component to overall good health at any age. In addition to building muscle, weight lifting can also help support a healthy weight and support your bone health. But routines can sometimes get a little stale. So how can you tell if you need to switch yours up? Simply put, you should change (or start!) a weight lifting routine if you are bored, the routine is no longer effective, or it no longer supports your health goals. 

Some weight lifting routines are tailored for weight management while others are geared toward strength or joint support. So how...

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Testosterone and age: How you can support your testosterone levels Posted on March 13, 2017 by , 0 comments

As you age certain hormone levels change. These hormones are directly tied to your physical, mental and cognitive health and are a natural part of getting older. Testosterone is a perfect example of a key men’s health hormone that naturally decreases as you age. So what can you do to support our testosterone levels as well as our overall health? The first step is to understand the process:

Understanding Testosterone

Testosterone is a hormone associated with male sexual characteristics that is produced in the testicles. Adequate levels of testosterone are necessary for sperm production and quality. Testosterone is also involved...

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Do you know your numbers? Why it’s important to check on your ticker Posted on February 20, 2017 by , 0 comments

Optimal heart health is not about winging it. Yes, there is some degree of intuition that goes into knowing if you need more or less exercise, if carbs affect you negatively, and what type of sleep conditions work for you, but there is also science behind it. It’s collectively known as, ‘the numbers’. These facts and figures about your health include your heart rate, oxygen saturation, bone density, weight, BMI, cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels—all of which support your heart health. But which numbers do you really need to watch? And what’s behind that information? Where should your targets be?

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Screens in the bedroom: Why you should ban them NOW Posted on February 13, 2017 by , 0 comments

We probably aren’t the first to tell you that screens in the bedroom, and especially before bed, are detrimental to your health. Screen time causes the chemicals in the brain associated with sleep to be affected by the light emitted from your device. This leads to people having a harder time falling and staying asleep. Poor sleep, in turn, can lead to depressed mood, which can lead to decreased productivity, poor eating habits, and weight gain. The recommended guideline is to discontinue screen use (be it television, smart phone, or tablet) at least an hour before bed to help ensure...

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