Exercise Your Way To Better Gut Health

Now you can add another benefit of exercise to your list of motivators:  It has been shown to alter the number of microbes in your gut, increasing the ones that enhance metabolism and reduce inflammation, while decreasing those that are pro-inflammatory. The gut microbiome is still largely a mystery in how it affects all aspects …

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For Men, Exercise is Key to Increasing Fertility

A comprehensive randomized control study that came out earlier this year suggests that engaging in moderate aerobic exercise can significantly increase male fertility rates in previously infertile men.  The study was conducted over a 24-week intervention period, with both exercise and non-exercise groups being physically similar in terms of body composition, semen quality, markers of …

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10 Ways to Get & Stay Motivated

One of the biggest reasons that people struggle to get motivated to better their health is that there is no immediate gratification. Although healthy eating and exercise will allow you to feel great in your future, during that moment of anxiety or emotion, a chocolate doughnut is much more satisfying to most than an interval …

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Successful Goal Setting

It’s that time of year again, where everyone sets out with great intentions to do better in their lives. Whether it’s quitting smoking, losing some weight, or being more organized, we all do our best initially but sometimes fall short after a month or two. One of the biggest reasons a lot of us set …

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Why More Exercise Could Mean Less Money Spent

I recently read a study called the “Economic Impact of Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity Among Those With and Without Established Cardiovascular Disease” and the findings were astonishing. Individuals with Cardiovascular Disease that did not participate in any sort of moderate-vigorous activity, were spending on average close to $14,000/year in healthcare expenses, with the largest percentage of …

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Pregnancy and Exercise

An increasing amount of research is coming to the forefront showing the relationship between exercise and the health of expecting mothers and their baby. The benefits of increasing physical activity before and during pregnancy begin instantly and can play a significant role in your health for the rest of the mother’s life. 1. Shorter labor …

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Know your mortality rate? This will help.

In a recent New York Times health and wellness blog, your fitness age and lifespan was discussed. There is an increasing amount of research coming out on cardiorespiratory fitness assessments and predicting cardiovascular disease risk. Assessing an individual’s peak exercise capacity can also determine their mortality rates. A “Vo2max” or “Maximum Oxygen Consumption” is how you can measure one’s exercise capacity.

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A little bit of everything = A whole lot of something.

Let’s be honest, we are all looking for the best way to either get fit, stay fit, or improve our health. Whether it is for health reasons, personal goals, or our own vanity, it is essential that we are taking care of ourselves. I get a lot of questions about the latest and greatest supplements and exercise routines out there that can help us achieve a higher health status or a more desirable body. The answer to the question on how to achieve this is, quite simply, a little bit of everything.

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10 lifestyle changes that help erectile dysfunction – Part 1

In western medicine, we often look for a simple cure to anything that ails us. We get sick, we take a pill. We have pain, we take a pill. We have ED, we take a pill. The problem is, real health care is often far more entangled and involved than that. Factors that can cause health problems may pose no threat on their own, but when piled up on each other may lead to some frustrating medical issues. The little stresses of life we subject our bodies to, all take their toll, including on our penis and its ability to function. After too much abuse, our body signals that it is giving up the fight. An holistic, lifestyle approach to treating ED can help the recovery and maintenance of a functioning penis.

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