How Men Can Improve Health During Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month. By no coincidence, Father’s Day is right around the corner. Whether we want to do better for our own wellness, or simply wish the same for Dad, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate in a health-conscious way.

Men have unique health needs — especially when compared to the average women’s wellness routine. Gut, hormonal, and skin health are all common women’s health topics. But what do men need?

Men can empower their own health to honor Men’s Health Month with health-boosting tips. Here’s how to celebrate the occasion.

Improve Energy Levels

Men pride themselves for being full of vim and vigor. But as they age, this vitality can slip down a little (but it’s natural — don’t be hard on yourself about it!)

A great recommendation for restoring energy: getting acquainted with energy-boosting diets that keep down chronic inflammation. This might mean eating more plant-based foods and easing off dairy and empty carbs, like white bread.

Antioxidant-rich foods can help too, like dark berries and leafy greens. Herbs that support the body in making testosterone are definitely important for men, and can also restore energy: nettles, ginseng, and eleuthero (Siberian ginseng) are great for this.

Take Care of Reproductive Health

Energy and reproductive health go hand in hand in men’s wellness. Pay attention to (and nourish) your testosterone levels— this is at the foundation of men’s self-care.

Testosterone levels influence energy, appearance, performance, and so much more. To stoke your fires, rekindle performance, and enhance youthful energy, make sure to balance plenty of healthy proteins with other macros if you eat lots of plant-based foods.

If you’re not vegan, animal foods may help with testosterone. Many nutrients pivotal to increasing testosterone are more abundant in animal foods, including zinc— make sure you get enough!

Certain herbs also “power up” the body to help it make more testosterone too, like tongkat ali, horny goat weed, and others.

Pay Attention to Prostate Health

The average man experiences some sort of prostate problem as he gets older. With the right approaches to diet and wellness, these are easily avoided— or prevented ahead of time at the very least.

Conditions like Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) cause uncomfortable symptoms, but these can be supported, prevented, or both. Prostate cancer risk, increasing in men as they age, is worth keeping at bay, too.

To help with prostate (whether you have issues yet or not), try herbs like saw palmetto or pygeum. Research shows they can reduce your risk of prostate problems, no matter your age. If you’re starting to have prostate issues, talk to your doctor.

Boost Heart Health

Heart health is certainly not exclusive to men! But they are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease than women.

Cleaning up your diet, reducing sugar and carbs, and managing stress can help. Keep an eye on your blood pressure levels. Herbs could help too: reishi mushroom, cayenne pepper, and turmeric are all shown to be heart healthy.

Be sure not to forget your health (or the health of those you love) during Men’s Health Month. Abundant health can be one of the most thoughtful gifts — to others and yourself.

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  • Daily Essentials — with our Adult Multivitamin, Omega 3 Fish Oil, Prostate Support and Probiotic capsules
  • Joint Support — with our Turmeric, Joint Support, Bone Health and MSM capsules
  • Performance — with Nitric Oxide, Creatine Tri-phase, Power Band and L-glutamine.

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Are You Living a Heart Healthy Lifestyle?

February is American Heart Health Month. Though it only comes once a year, it’s a great time to touch up on important heart health tips for your self-care routine.

These 4 tips are the most recommended by heart health organizations, doctors, and nutritionists to boost your heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease — no matter the time of year.

And best of all: these can each be done at home.

Diet

Eating well is instrumental to heart health. You don’t need a nutritionist to keep up a heart-healthy diet.

Stick with the basics: plenty of low sugar fruits, vegetables (of all colors), nuts, and complex carbohydrate grains (like quinoa) are fantastic foods. It’s important to focus on beneficial fats (Omega 3 fatty acids), too.

If you’re not eating a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acid foods (like fatty fish and nuts) consider adding an Omega-3 Fish Oil supplement to your diet. Vegan? Opt for Black Cumin Seed Oil. It’s a great plant-based alternative, and very high in beneficial fatty acids that protect heart health, too.

And don’t forget: stock up on plenty of fiber-rich foods and antioxidants, both of which curb inflammation and reduce blood vessel and heart disease risks.

Exercise

Remember: the heart is a muscle. You need to use it!

Just like going to the gym to work out your upper body for better strength, working out your heart will help it become both stronger and healthier. It will also help keep blood pressure healthy, too.

The best way to do this: aerobic exercises that get your blood pumping and enriched with oxygen. These include but are not limited to:

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Outdoor Biking
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)
  • Cycling

Stress

Heart health isn’t just about physical health. It can be about mental health, too.

Studies (like this one) show that mental states and conditions like stress, worry, and anxiety— and even anxiety disorders— can wear down on heart health without us even realizing it. It does so by increasing chronic inflammation, raising blood pressure, and (more often than not), both.

Seeking treatment, support, and/or solutions to stress and mental health conditions can help. In your own self-care routine, work on ways to minimize and manage stress in your life.

Quitting and Cutting Down

Do you drink or smoke? Indulge in too much junk food? What about sugars, processed foods, or simple carbohydrates?

All of these can cause wear and tear on the heart. It’s best to work on cutting down on these vices— or quitting them entirely.

Of course, changing habits doesn’t happen overnight. But getting started at the very least can bring improvement to your heart and make all the difference.

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Dr Tobias’ Exclusive New Vitamin Line in partnership with Lennox Lewis

Over the past year, the Dr Tobias team has been extremely fortunate to partner with Lennox Lewis to create an exclusive men’s vitamin line – LENNOX by Dr Tobias.

About Lennox

Lennox Lewis is an Olympic gold medalist, retired professional boxer, and the last undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. He’s accomplished more in one boxing career than most people can imagine.

Along with Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield before him, Lennox is one of the three boxers in history to have won the heavyweight championship three times. To this date, he continues to be the last undisputed heavyweight champion.

One of our favorite Lennox traits is that he loves to give back.

When Lennox retired, he and his wife Violet founded a non-profit organization titled The Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation. Its purpose is to empower, inspire and create opportunities for youth in underserved communities. Educational programs like Nutrition and Physical Health; Character/Life Skills Development; Career Exploration; and Academic Preparedness are provided.

We know first-hand that success is a combination of opportunity and determination and we want to make certain that opportunity reaches the communities that have limited resources in Jamaica, Canada, UK and the USA. Together we can build the next generation of champions.”

– Lennox Lewis

Simply put, Lennox is a legend both in and out of the ring. His beliefs align perfectly with what Dr Tobias is passionate about – and that’s to inspire people to become the best version of themselves.

We’re thrilled to say that for every LENNOX by Dr Tobias bottle sold, a portion of proceeds goes directly to the Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation.

About the Products

Lennox wanted something simple yet highly effective. That’s why we designed all-in-one daily vitamin packs with three combinations to choose from:

  1. Daily Essentials
  2. Joint Support
  3. Performance

Daily Essentials

Daily Essentials is an easy, all-in-one, daily vitamin pack designed to support men’s overall health.

We’ve carefully selected a combination of vitamins and minerals sourced from premier ingredients. It provides support for heart health, digestion, immunity, healthy prostate function and more.

It contains:

  • 1 Probiotic capsule
  • 1 Prostate Support capsule
  • 1 Omega 3 Fish Oil softgel (Dr Tobias’ #1 best seller)
  • 3 Adult Multivitamin tablets

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Joint Support

Like the Daily Essentials, Joint Support is an all-in-one daily vitamin pack, but, it’s designed to support men’s joint and bone health. It helps cushion your joints while maintaining joint function and healthy, strong bones.

It contains:

  • 1 Turmeric capsule
  • 1 MSM capsule
  • 2 Joint Support tablets
  • 2 Bone Health tablets

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Performance

Performance is an all-in-one daily vitamin pack designed for men who train and exercise regularly. It contains caffeine and B vitamins to provide energy for your busy day, essential electrolytes and antioxidants to fuel and protect your muscles, and creatine plus l-glutamine to help with muscle repair and recovery.

It contains:

  • 1 L-glutamine tablet
  • 1 Powerband capsule
  • 2 Creatine Tri-phase tablets
  • 3 Nitric Oxide tabletst

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