men’s health

January 5, 2018

What you need to know about testosterone

Ever wondered why some guys are able to build rock solid muscles in no time and others (to their dismay) just can’t? One reason could be due to the amount of testosterone they produce. Testosterone is a sex hormone found in males and females, but it’s more prominent in men. Production starts to increase during puberty and dips after the age of 30. This macho hormone helps with sperm production, helps male characteristics fully develop and plays an important role in the overall health of men. Here’s what you need to know about it: Testosterone’s main jobs: Helps with the…
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DepressionMental & Emotional Health
October 24, 2017

Why depression is often missed in guys

Depression is more than just feeling sad. It’s a feeling that goes beyond “snap out of it!” And, unfortunately, it’s often misdiagnosed as the symptoms are different in men than in women. Research points out that men have trouble saying out loud, “I have depression,” because of societal pressure to always be strong. Is the stigma worth your mental health though? According to studies, professionals look for the same symptoms of depression in men as in women: sadness, increased emotions or fatigue. Women also tend to be more open about their emotions in general and will acknowledge when they feel…
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Men's Health
September 28, 2017

How to keep your prostate from turning against you

In the spirit of Movember, let’s get to grips with one of the scariest health issues facing men today: prostate cancer. First the good news: early preventative screening goes a long way. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting South African men today. About one in eight men are at risk of getting it. If you’ve just turned 40, pick up the phone and have yourself checked out! Risk factors According to a recent study, prostate cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer-death amongst men in the world. The prostate is a small gland that produces…
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August 28, 2017

Your sperm ages with you. Here’s how to save them

There’s no need to rush into fatherhood, but men, just like women, shouldn’t wait too long to have a baby. Even though most men can have children well into their 50s, fertility becomes challenging after the age of 40. This is because ageing affects every cell in your body, including your sperm cells. Your swimmers age too As you grow older, your sperm quality decreases. Their morphology (size, shape and appearance) and motility (the ability of sperm to move towards an egg) deteriorate with age, and the volume of semen also begins to decline. Research published in Fertility & Sterility found…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
July 17, 2017

Battle of the sexes in the gym

The book title goes, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and it may be true at the gym too. When it comes to working out, gender plays a distinctive role in how we work out. Research by Weight Watchers and published in Weight Watchers She Loses, He Loses: The Truth about Men, Women, and Weight Loss, found that men and women have different attitudes to weight loss and fitness. More men believe that exercise is enough to slim down, while women take more practical approaches by combining diet with fitness. One of the key areas of differentiation was…
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Sexual Health
June 23, 2017

10 ways to rejuvenate your sex life

Is romance with your partner a thing of the past? Has the excitement and passion left the bedroom? Have the flames been doused? Sexual attraction can be hard to maintain over time. Think back to the day you made a vow to your partner and the rush of falling in love; you may not be able to capture that exact feeling, but there are ways to rekindle the passion. 1. Will you be my date? Find time in your busy schedule and set aside moments for your loved one. Take a day off from work and dedicate it to them. …
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Cancer & lymphoma
August 7, 2016

Killer cancers in men

We all know that some cancers only affect men, and others, only women, like prostate and cervical cancer. But there are cancers that affect everyone, but still hit more men than women! Prime examples are: (more…)
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Men's Health
November 3, 2015

The male menopause

Is there a moment, somewhere between the age of 45 and 55, when men suddenly experience a life-crisis and have to buy Harley-Davidsons or take up skydiving? There have been books written and movies made about male menopause, but is there any science behind the idea? (more…)
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Prostate Health
November 1, 2015

Movember 2015: The MO you know, the better!

What does Movember mean to you? Take a couple of seconds to think about it…if you think it's a cool campaign where men all over the world grow a moustache and post selfies, you may have missed the point completely. (more…)
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Cancer & lymphoma
September 20, 2015

This happens to young men: Testicular cancer!

Most often, testicular cancer develops in young men – about half of testicular cancers occur in men between the ages of 20 and 34! (more…)
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