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How can men stay vital as they age?

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Men can stay vigorous if they:

  • Exercise: It makes your heart pump blood better.
  • Eat right: Focus on veggies, fruits, whole grains, and fish.
  • Lose weight: Too much fat can mean poor blood flow.
  • Stop smoking: Keep trying until it sticks.
  • Ask for help to ease depression and chronic stress.
  • Sleep well: Lack of sleep can lead to health problems.
  • Check your meds: They can have side effects that affect your health
  • Get checkups: See a doctor regularly to stay ahead of chronic illnesses.

SOURCES:

American College of Sports Medicine: “Boost Your Mood at Least Half the Day with Physical Activity.”

American Journal of Epidemiology: “Is Obesity Associated with Major Depression?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Erectile Dysfunction and Lifestyle Changes,” “What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?”

Harvard Health Blog: "Erectile dysfunction often a warning sign of heart disease."

Harvard Men’s Health Watch: “Obesity: Unhealthy and Unmanly.”

Journal of Health Psychology: “6 x 40 mins exercise improves body image, even though body weight and shape do not change.”

Medline Plus, "Drugs that May Cause Impotence."

Reviews in Urology: “Relationship between Testosterone and Erectile Dysfunction.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Sports Medicine: “Boost Your Mood at Least Half the Day with Physical Activity.”

American Journal of Epidemiology: “Is Obesity Associated with Major Depression?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Erectile Dysfunction and Lifestyle Changes,” “What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?”

Harvard Health Blog: "Erectile dysfunction often a warning sign of heart disease."

Harvard Men’s Health Watch: “Obesity: Unhealthy and Unmanly.”

Journal of Health Psychology: “6 x 40 mins exercise improves body image, even though body weight and shape do not change.”

Medline Plus, "Drugs that May Cause Impotence."

Reviews in Urology: “Relationship between Testosterone and Erectile Dysfunction.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

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