Testosterone plays a significant role in the health and well-being of men. For crucial processes like sperm production, sex drive, and bone mass development, the body needs testosterone. But as you age, your testosterone levels start to decrease.
If you’re 50 or older, you may have low testosterone. It’s pretty common among men starting at 50 years old. Whether you know you’re experiencing low T or are looking for a way to increase your levels naturally, continue reading to learn the benefits of testosterone for men over 50.
They say sore muscles are a sign that you’re doing it right at the gym. But let’s be honest, no one likes waking up to intensely sore muscles. Wondering if you can speed up muscle recovery, and what helps muscles recover faster?
While most muscle soreness resolves on its own after a few days, you probably won’t want to wait it out. Not only can it be uncomfortable, you likely want to get back to exercising. Let’s look at what causes soreness and how to speed up muscle recovery.
As men age, their testosterone levels decrease. These hormonal changes can affect your general health and drive. While aging is inevitable, the effects of low T can be mitigated. Read these tips to learn how to increase free testosterone.
Joints connect bones and allow for mobility and stability. Even before you feel discomfort, it’s important to take care of your joint health. As you age, taking care of your joints can help alleviate several problems that could otherwise plague you. Here is everything you need to know about how to improve joint health as you age.
A home gym can be a great option if you made a New Year's resolution to go to the gym more often but can't seem to fit it into your routine. Many people simply prefer the convenience of having a dedicated gym space at home. Whatever your reasons and fitness goals are, you can create a great workout space even on a budget. Here's how to figure out the home gym essentials for your ultimate fitness routine.
Ice baths, cryotherapy, cold water immersion: these icy therapy methods are gaining popularity despite their chilly names. An ice bath, also known as cryotherapy or cold water immersion, is a method that athletes use to reduce muscle soreness and accelerate their muscle recovery time between serious workouts. To take an ice bath, fill a tub or tank with cold tap water, then chill it with ice and ice packs until it is frigid, but not actually freezing. Then soak your muscles for 10-15 minutes before diving for safety into the hot shower to warm up.
But just how does cold water help your muscles, and does it really work or are the rumors true about the cold water myth? We're here to unpack everything you need (or want) to know about cryotherapy after workouts and how to help your muscles recover from serious exercise.