Low-T, E D and high BP are the top three sexual health issues for men, which contributes to the 75% increase in use of pharmaceuticals specifically geared for males. Whether it’s to increase testosterone, deal with erectile dysfunction or control blood pressure, the pharmaceutical industry has responded to men’s health concerns, but is the “little blue pill” the best answer? Our experts weigh in on why men experience certain issues and why, and the best way to treat them.
“I still recommend twenty to sixty minutes of continuous exercise at least three days weekly for most women. In general, exercising three days a week will help you reach -and maintain- an acceptable level of fitness. If your goal is weight loss, three days a week will probably not be enough. For weight loss, aim for exercising five days a week…Heart health can be improved significantly in the shorter duration of exercise (twenty to thirty minutes); weight loss will require a longer session (thirty to sixty minutes).” (p. 63)
Callahan, L. 2002. The Fitness Factor. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press.
“Those who ate the most fruits and vegetables each week (typically six servings a day) had a 21 percent lower risk of developing diabetes over 11 years than did those who ate the least (typically only two servings a day), new research finds. Another study linked a diet that regularly includes processed meats to higher diabetes risk…What should you eat instead? A Mediterranean-style diet -with plenty of fruits, vegetables and legumes- has been shown to reduce diabetes risk.” (p.17)
St. Lifer, H. (2012). 5 New Ways to Prevent Diabetes. AARP, 55(6B), 16-17.
“It takes only a few minutes to learn this simple skill. Everyone should know how to do it. If the person cannot talk, cough, or breathe (and he may point to his throat), you must help him. If he is in a chair or standing, stand behind him, then reach around him and lock or overlap your two hands in the middle of his abdomen (belly) below the ribs. Pull hard and quickly back and up (toward you). If he is lying down, turn him so he is face up, put your two hands in the middle of his belly, and push. This will force air up through the throat and cause the food to fly out like a cork out of a bottle.” (p. 102)
Mace, N. and Robins, P. 1999. The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide To Caring For Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss In Later Life. New York, N.Y.: Warner Books.
Dr. Paul Turek, an international thought leader on men’s health issues, will present an overview of sexual health for men at any age. This talk will address the concepts and cures for common sexual issues such as low sex drive, infertility, hormonal disturbances and other conditions that affect reproduction.