Category: Mens Health

  • The Salty Truth

    One of the foundations of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! program was new guidelines for school lunches, which focused a lot on limiting sodium. The Institute of Medicine and politicians in major cities, such as New York and Philadelphia, have managed to lobby strict regulation on the amount of sodium that can be put in all […]

  • What are the Common Signs of Low Testosterone?

    Experts often use the term ‘male menopause‘ or ‘andropause’ to refer to a phase in men’s lives when they undergo low testosterone. Even though men over the age of 55 have naturally less testosterone than those in their 20s and 30s, low-T is common problem for males of all ages. Increasing cholesterol levels, heart problems, […]

  • Of Fat and Fruit: Cardiologists Speak Out on Nutrition Trends

    While you were busy cooking your whole eggs in coconut oil, slurping down an acai smoothie, and watching your chicken bone broth simmer on the stove top, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology was hard at work reviewing the most recent literature about some of the latest nutrition fads. In the last several years, we’ve […]

  • Cross, Fit? (Part Two)

    In part one, I discussed what there is to love about CrossFit. In part two, I will discuss the issues I have with CrossFit and its exercise programming from an exercise scientist’s point of view. High-intensity, constantly varied, functional training isn’t for everybody. Olympic…conditioning? I’ve been practicing Olympic lifts for nearly two decades and there […]

  • Cross, Fit? (Part One)

    The growth of CrossFit is like almost nothing I’ve seen in the health and fitness industry. According to Channel Signal, there are now nearly 14,000 CrossFit affiliates worldwide and the 3-year failure rate for new gyms is an absurdly low 2%. If I had an interest in venturing outside of my garage gym and joining […]

  • 5 Steps to Develop a Healthy Mindset

    “Mindset” is quickly becoming one of the trigger words in health and fitness. Yeah, that fluffy, somewhat ambiguous term that is usually accompanied by other pleonastic terms, like “persistence” and “work ethic,” is coming under legitimate scientific scrutiny—and by exercise scientists, of all people. If you believe what is able to get through the peer […]

  • The 40% Rule

    The Navy SEALs have what they refer to as the 40% rule: when your mind is telling you you’ve reached your breaking point, you’re really only 40 percent there. Much of their training is centered around breaking down psychological barriers. Performing highly skill-intensive tasks while sleep deprived, pushing their physical boundaries after having eaten almost […]

  • Avoid Hair Loss with Biotin

    If you have ever had a problem with hair loss or thinning of your hair, then you should consider adding biotin to your routine.  Biotin is critical for healthy hair and an important nutrient for skin and nails. Biotin is an important nutrient that can be taken as a supplement or found naturally in countless […]