Testosterone is the primary sex hormone found in men that helps regulates fertility, muscle mass, fat distribution, and red blood cell production. Though women also produce testosterone, it is at much lower levels than men.
Living a healthy, proactive lifestyle may seem achievable in your 20s. But as men age, certain lifestyle changes (e.g. career and financial obligations, family responsibilities, etc.) combined with excessive behaviors—drinking, eating, or smoking—can affect your physical and mental wellness, leading to low energy and clinical health issues later in life.
In a previous blog post, we focused on “Food as Medicine.” This month, we’d like to discuss the importance of ensuring good gastrointestinal health as an essential element to overall men’s health. It is not uncommon that poor gastrointestinal function may act as a significant limitation to health, providing unpleasant symptoms and limiting proper absorption of macronutrients, essential vitamins, and minerals. If there is an underlying gastrointestinal issue, it will result in a diminishing effect of nutritional intake.
As another year draws to a close, this is the season to reflect on your experiences from the past and imagine what you hope to achieve in the next year. At EveresT Men’s Health, our mission is to help every man realize his best health potential, which is why we hope you prioritize your health in 2019.
The are many lifestyle and hormonal factors that contribute to men’s weight gain. For starters, when you approach your mid-30s, your metabolism begins to slow down. That in combination with other lifestyle choices in your 40s and 50s may leave you with low energy and less motivation to hit the gym or make conscious food choices.