Andropause (more casually called male menopause) is the gradual decline of testosterone, the primary male sex hormone. Though not always as noticeable as the symptoms women experience during their hormonal shift, male menopause can cause changes that can be hard to accept.
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Like other parts of the body that show signs of aging, your brain also declines as you get older. And while you can’t put your brain on a treadmill or give it a set of dumbbells to lift, there are some proven techniques that can help keep your brain fit. Check out these tips to strengthen your mental acuity.
After an evening of staying up watching late-night TV or desperately trying to fall asleep without success, you’ll feel the effects of lack of sleep the following morning. Long term, chronic lack of sleep can do much more harm than just leaving you feeling tired. Quality rest is essential to staying healthy.
While it’s true that genetics play a part, your metabolism is not predetermined—lifestyle affects it, too. Understanding what metabolism is and how yours works is the first step in doing what you can to maximize its potential.
With our busy lives, getting more or better sleep may seem like a luxury. Though it might seem like you have no control over how much and how well you rest, there are some simple things you can do to get a better night’s sleep.
As a woman, you are unique in so many ways—and that includes whether or not you choose to treat your menopause symptoms and what options you select if you do. If you’re unsure if you want to explore prescription therapies, these natural remedies for menopause symptoms may be a good place to start.
Research shows that insufficient sleep is linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and obesity. While medications are helpful to many, they can also cause side effects. Consider trying these alternatives if you experience occasional insomnia.
A puppy in the pet shop window who tugs at your heartstrings, the first relationship that left you heartbroken—it’s tough to shield your heart from everything life has in store. But when it comes to keeping your heart healthy and preventing heart disease, protection is crucial.
What’s the best way to keep a muscle healthy and strong? Challenge it. The same can be said for your brain, and certain types of activities do a particularly good job of keeping your mind on its proverbial toes. Consider putting these brain-bending activities on your to do list.
We all aim for a good night’s rest in order to feel energized and alert the next day, but sleep is imperative to maintaining a strong memory as well as the ability to learn and recall skills and tasks—now and in the future. Give your brain the time it needs to properly transfer and store information.