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Coffee can do more than boost your energy levels…

For us men, it is likely that every so often, we may struggle in the bedroom. I mean come on, we all get stressed, worn out, or find that you’re simply not in the mood.

Throughout the pandemic, erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs were selling at an all-time high, with online stores reporting a massive increase in orders and online searches. Whilst we were all stuck in our houses, most of us did become closer to our partners. With the shame around erectile problems starting to diminish.

Erectile dysfunction: what is it?

Also referred to as “ED”, erectile dysfunction affects men all over the world in different ways. For some, we believe that erectile dysfunction is the end of our sex lives as we know it. For others, this may mean they’re incapable of getting an erection at all. Whilst the ones not in those categories could be struggling with the fact that they can get hard, but can’t get it to stay that way.

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If I’m being completely honest, we all have different experiences, which makes ED difficult to talk about for many, and then that much more confusing to help treat it. Although, it’s important to also note that so many men across the world suffer from ED, often resulting from depression and stress; both of which would’ve been very present during the pandemic in particular.

What causes ED?

There are many factors that can result in erectile dysfunction, and sometimes it is a combination of these. If you carry a few extra pounds, you may find it difficult to gain an erection; not only that, but it can also affect your stamina.

Emotional stress, depression, anxiety and your testosterone levels all come into play as well!

What can be done?

Not only does it make you more alert and give you a boost, but coffee has been shown to relax the arteries and muscle tissue down there, potentially increasing blood flow.

Also Read: 3 best exercises for ED

There are also a few other natural remedies to improve blood flow and have your soldier standing to attention in no time. Here are the top three we’ve picked below:

1. Kippers

High in omega-3, kippers have shown to reverse the narrowing of blood vessels, hence supporting a healthy blood flow when you’re needing it most.

2. Chocolate

We didn’t exactly need another reason to eat chocolate, but here is one anyway! Research has shown that flavonoids, like those found in cocoa, can help in reducing your chances of experiencing erectile dysfunction. Woopdedoo!

3. Cherries

As well as other purple-ish foods such as blackberries and aubergine – cherries have been shown to reduce erectile dysfunction by a whopping 14%, due to their anthocyanins content.

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Ready for a boost?

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And there we have it! Both caffeine and the three foods above can certainly help to fight back against ED.

But if you’re looking for a quicker way to reignite your sex drive, why not try Male Extra? Our unique formula won’t be found in any other product on the market. Get ready for bigger erections, better orgasms, and more stamina than ever before!

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Libido boosting recipes to try this week

There’s nothing worse than a flagging libido, especially when it holds you back from enjoying something you very much enjoy in life… Sex.

But did you know that there are a bunch of foods that can boost your sex drive?

Yep, it’s true.

Alongside this, there are actually foods that can damage your drive too. But enough about that. Here’s what you SHOULD be eating to give your libido the boost it deserves.

These recipes are easy to follow, packed with vitamins and certainly deliver down below.

It’s time to get that libido back.

Tuna bagel

A libido-boosting lunch, that is quick to make and super tasty.

Servings: 1

You’re going to need:

  • 1 bagel
  • 2 non-fat cheese slices
  • 1.8oz tuna chunks
  • Cucumber slices (optional)
  • Onion slices (optional)
  • Avocado slices (optional)

Directions:

  1. Toast the bagel in toaster.
  2. Add the non-fat cheese slices and tuna.
  3. Optional – add cucumber, onion and avocado slices.

Matcha green latte

Servings: 1

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You’re going to need:

  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp matcha tea powder
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions:

  1. Blend boiling water with matcha powder in a blender until foamy.
  2. Heat milk with honey until almost boiling.
  3. Whisk the milk until frothy. Pour the milk into a mug, then pour in the tea.

Shell pasta and artichoke salad

Servings: 2

You’re going to need:

  • 1⅓ cups pasta shells
  • 10 marinated artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Bunch of fresh basil

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet, add garlic.
  3. Cook garlic for 3-5 min until tender.
  4. Add in drained artichoke hearts, baby spinach and cooked pasta, toss together.
  5. Garnish with fresh basil.

Spinach and feta quesadillas

Servings: 2

You’re going to need:

  • 4 vine tomatoes, seeded & diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 red chili, seeded & diced
  • ½ bunch coriander (chopped)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  •  ½, lime, juiced
  • 2.5oz low-fat feta, crumbled
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 7oz spinach (wilted & squeezed dry)
  • 4 flour tortillas

Directions:

  1. Mix the tomatoes, onion, chili and coriander together with the vinegar and lime juice. Season well.
  2. Mix together the feta, spring onions, spinach and season.
  3. Divide the feta mix onto two tortillas, and press down another tortilla onto each.
  4. Dry fry each quesadilla until the underside is golden, the cheese is melting and the onions are soft.
  5. Flip the tortillas over and fry on the other side until cooked through.

Dark chocolate fat bombs

Servings: 16

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You’re going to need:

  • 4 oz dark chocolate (85% cacao)
  • 1oz cocoa butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tbsp sugar-free vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp powdered Erythritol
  • ⅓ cup any nut/seed butter
  • 2oz butter or coconut oil
  • 10-20 drops liquid Stevia extract (optional)

Directions:

  1. Melt the dark chocolate and cacao butter in a double boiler or a glass bowl on top of a small saucepan filled with a cup of water over a medium heat.
  2. Once completely melted, turn off the heat.
  3. Add the vanilla powder, powdered erythritol and your chosen nut or seed butter and mix until well combined. Add the butter and mix again.
  4. Pour 2 tablespoons of the chocolate mixture into the mini muffin forms or an ice cube tray. 5. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and let it solidify. Keep refrigerated for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Chicken and asparagus stir fry

Servings: 4

You’re going to need:

  • 16oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1- inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups asparagus spears, trimmed & cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, fish sauce, arrowroot, soy sauce and broth.
  2. Process the ginger and garlic to a paste in a food processor, or by hand.
  3. Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. When hot, add the chicken pieces and cook until all sides turn a light white colour.
  4. Remove chicken to a plate and add the ginger-garlic paste to the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add asparagus to the skillet and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the lime juice mixture, add the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the asparagus is crisp yet tender

Ginger tempeh lettuce wraps

Servings: 4

You’re going to need:

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2Tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 tsp sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp ginger root, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8oz tempeh
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into matchstick slices
  • 4 green leaf lettuce, outer leaves
  • 2 medium green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl combine lemon juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, agave, and chili sauce to make the marinade.
  2. Add ginger and garlic to the marinade.
  3. Cube tempeh into bite-sized pieces and add to marinade, coat well.
  4. Set aside and allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat, add tempeh, carrots, and residual marinade, stir fry until tempeh is lightly browned and carrots are slightly tender.
  6. Place 1/4 of the tempeh mixture onto each lettuce leaf and garnish with onions and sesame seeds.

Cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta

Servings: 1

You’re going to need:

  • 4.6oz dry pasta
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • one garlic clove, minced
  • Small handful cheddar cheese, grated
  • 20ml double cream
  • 3oz chicken

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Directions:

  1. In a large pan, cook pasta as per instructions, add the broccoli to the pot for the final 4 minutes.
  2. While the pasta cooks, make the sauce, heat oil in a large pan, cook onions and garlic until tender, cut up chicken into bitesized pieces, and add them to the pan to heat up.
  3. Stir in cream, bring to boil, then add the pasta, broccoli, and cheese. Mix so everything is coated in sauce, and enjoy.

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Alongside Male Extra – a unique performance enhancer designed to give you more stamina, better orgasms AND bigger erections – these recipes will boost your libido in no time.

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3 best exercises for ED

Put simply, erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a different experience from one guy to the next. Often, it revolves around the difficulty of either getting and/or maintaining an erection.

For some men, it may mean that getting an erection is okay, but staying hard enough for sex is incredibly difficult. In short, every guy’s experience of ED can be different.

But before you get too caught up in the details, it’s important to remember that erectile dysfunction (ED) is very common, affecting a huge 30 million men in the US alone. While it’s often a subject we want to steer away from, it can have a huge impact on your sexual confidence and quality of life.

So, what can you do about it? Well, today we’re going to be talking about three of the best exercises for ED, that you can get started on right away. But before we do, let’s look into the potential causes of erectile dysfunction.

What can cause ED (erectile dysfunction)?

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There are a number of things that can contribute to erectile dysfunction, including:

  • Being overweight
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Psychological issues
  • Certain diseases and conditions
  • History of smoking
  • Drinking too much alcohol

Here are a few diseases and disorders, in particular, that may result in ED:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Injury to the genitals
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chronis kidney disease
  • Peyronie’s disease

While older men are more likely to experience ED, that doesn’t mean that you will necessarily experience it as a consequence of aging. However, if you do suffer from ED at any time (whether short or long term), it can quickly lead to the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Low self esteem
  • Low sexual confidence
  • An unhappy sex life
  • A loss of intimacy
  • Difficulty trying to conceive with a partner

What are the best exercises for erectile dysfunction?

Cardiovascular health plays a key role in sexual function. Not only does it help to improve fitness (for extra sexual stamina!) but it also helps to fight off obesity and belly fat in particular which can contribute to erectile dysfunction.

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So, if you’re looking for the best exercises to fight back against ED, you might want to get these into your workouts. Don’t worry, these aren’t going to take up your entire week…

Pelvic floor exercises

Strengthening your pelvic floor is one of the most targeted exercises for fighting ED. Some have reported huge improvements in their ED symptoms from these exercises alone, with some overcoming ED completely.

For this, picture yourself pulling your genitals up, lifting them with your pelvic floor muscles. Hold this movement for five seconds before releasing for another five. Try to perform 10 of these several times a day. Believe me, you can easily incorporate these into your working day and make a huge difference to any erectile concerns.

Aerobic exercise

Now, it’s kinda up to you here what type of aerobic exercise you’d like to do. But wherever possible, it’s important to incorporate some aerobic exercises into your routine.

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Here I’m talking about swimming, walking, running or even rowing. Anything that’s going to get your heart pumping!

These types of exercises are key for helping you maintain a healthy weight, as well as reducing other conditions such as high blood pressure. If you’re not sure about heading out for a run just yet, try a long walk daily.

Anaerobic exercise

While anaerobic exercise is still going to get your heart rate up, it may not be quite as successful as the cardio above!

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However, anaerobic exercises – such as weight lifting, sprinting and high intensity interval training – have been shown to improve sexual health and lower factors that can contribute to ED.

The bottom line

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After getting your weight in check and focusing on regular exercise, if you’re still struggling with erectile dysfunction symptoms, it could be worth looking for other ways to fight ED.

Before a doctor proposes testosterone therapy, erection pumps or injections, have you considered how Male Extra can help?

Our 100% natural and safe formula gives you BIGGER and HARDER erections by naturally improving blood flow where you need it most. Get ready to enhance your stamina and give the best performance ever with our unique, potent formula.

Other tips to fight ED:

  • Reduce alcohol intake
  • Stop smoking
  • Eat a healthy varied diet
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Focus on open communication with your partner
  • Get regular exercise
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Can you really break your junk?

When we talk about hurting your junk, we’re going beyond a kick in the nuts, but instead, refer to potentially long-term damage. As well as being painful, injuring your penis can be pretty impactful on your quality of life.

However, it’s worth noting that erectile tissue damage is actually pretty rare. That being said, the long-term effects can be damaging, which is why it’s crucial to get a diagnosis as soon as you can.

Now, let’s take a closer look at what damaging your junk really involves.

What does it mean to damage your penis?

You’ve probably heard horror stories before now about the impact of erectile tissue damage. Typically, damage to the tissues of your junk is quite rare, and usually the result of an injury.

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While it makes us all squirm at just the thought of a penis fracture – the rupture of the tunica albuginea – this isn’t something that happens often. In fact, only 1331 cases have been reported between 1935 and 2001.

There are a bunch of ways this type of damage can be caused, often resulting in long-term damage.

How does this type of damage usually happen?

Let’s be honest, the penis is pretty tough and versatile. This means that it has been under some serious pressure in order to experience erectile tissue damage.

The tunica albuginea surrounds the innermost tissues of the penis, in a multi-layered structure. Made of collagen, the tunica albuginea is tougher than you think. It’s also pretty adaptable, supple when soft and able to stay rigid when erect.

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While it’s pretty versatile, it does have one slight weakness. When you’re hard, the structure thins from 2mm to as thin as 0.25mm, all while pressure increases during an erection.

This means that your junk is at its most vulnerable when hard, and during sex. Especially when you slip out of your partner all of a sudden. But it’s not just when you’re getting frisky with a partner that it can occur, but it is also shown to occur during masturbation.

If things get a little too rough, damage to your junk externally can occur, such as cuts or burns. But in this instance, we’re focused on the impact on internal erectile tissue damage.

During this type of impact, you’re likely to experience a sharp bend in your penis, along with a “popping” sound. You may have heard this type of injury referred to as “snapping” your “banjo string”. Ouch.

What are the effects of erectile tissue damage?

In the short term, you’re certainly going to feel some pain and even start to notice some bruising. But how does that affect your junk long-term?

Well, you could be faced with disfigurement and difficulty getting or maintaining an erection, which is often referred to as erectile dysfunction (ED). ED affects men in many different ways. While some may struggle to get it up at all, others may not be able to stay hard enough for full sex.

In terms of pain, it can linger or go away fairly quickly. If you see blood at the tip of your penis or when you wee, it could be the sign of a serious urethral injury too.

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While it isn’t always the case, some may experience repeated damage. Although rare, Peyronie’s disease – the formation of scar tissue in the erectile tissue – can cause incredibly painful and curved hard ons. However, this is usually only the case when a guy has penile injuries again and again.

How can you treat erectile tissue damage?

In serious cases of penile fractures, surgery is often recommended. In this scenario, a surgeon would cut into the penis and repair any tears, while also identifying (and removing) any potential blood clots.

If you do suffer from Peyronie’s disease, medication is usually the go-to to dissolve scar tissue without the need for surgery.

Struggling with erectile function? Don’t suffer in silence

If you’ve experienced penile trauma, we recommend speaking to a doctor as soon as possible in order to examine the potential damage. Holding out can be incredibly painful, and worrying.

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7 ways to give your testosterone levels a boost

There’s no denying it, your testosterone levels are important. This crucial male sex hormone plays a vital role in not only your sex drive, but your muscle mass, sperm production and well, pretty much everything.

So, how can you get more T in your life?

Well, before we tell you how to improve your testosterone levels, let’s take a quick peek at what can happen when your T levels dip, with symptoms of low T including:

  • Lack of sex drive
  • Low mood
  • Feeling fatigued
  • Mood swings
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Depression

And the list goes on… Meanwhile, further not-so-obvious symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Reduced sperm count
  • Loss of lean muscle mass
  • Decreased bone density

Whichever way you look at it, having low T sucks. With a variety of factors coming into play, something else going on in your health could be flagging up low testosterone levels. There are also psychological factors to consider – which can have a huge impact on your confidence in the bedroom – leading to erectile dysfunction (ED).

Nevertheless, you’re not here for a lowdown of what to look out for, you’re here to make a change, am I right? So if you’re looking to increase your testosterone levels, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are seven tips for you.

1. Exercise often

Generally speaking, your testosterone levels have a lot to do with your general health, which can be quickly boosted with regular exercise.

Whether it’s hitting the gym, doing a home workout or even yoga, getting your heart pumping is one of the best ways to promote the healthy production of testosterone. One study alone has shown that a 6 week HIIT training program can significantly improve T levels.

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But what type of exercise should you be doing? Resistance training is our best recommendation, compared to lengthy endurance training which has been shown to potentially lower T levels.

2. Eat well

Much like keeping that heart pumping strong, what you eat matters too. A healthy, varied diet is key for the normal production of testosterone. Without knowing, you could even have a micro-nutrient deficiency, which could be having a detrimental impact on your T levels.

There are a bunch of foods that increase your libido naturally, but if you’re looking to put together your own diet plan, be sure to include these nutrients:

  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin D

Furthermore, if you’re contemplating a low-fat, high-fiber diet, think again, as one study showed it could have a negative impact on your T levels. Meanwhile, a high-carb diet (compared to a high-protein) diet has been shown to aid greater testosterone production.

3. Sex or masturbation

There has long been a debate around whether masturbation decreases testosterone levels… With more than a little confusion as to the real result. It’s pretty clear that testosterone is linked to sexual stimuli, however. So, naturally, when you’re turned on, your T levels are going to peak.

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Post-sex or masturbation, they will gradually return to their usual level – however, they won’t decrease. Alongside this, there is also a lot of (very interesting) research into abstinence and its potential to increase T levels – peaking after 7 days. While there’s always room for further research, it’s an interesting possibility to discover.

4. Ashwagandha

A pharmaceutical herb that has long been used for a wide range of illnesses, ashwagandha has been linked with testosterone more and more in recent years. Of course, there’s room for a little more research, but studies so far have supported its potential.

One study in particular on male fertility showed a 17% increase in T levels when taking this fascinating herb. Furthermore, further research supported the positive effects of ashwagandha root in men.

5. Testosterone replacement therapy

This is a slightly more drastic route to take, and not one we’d suggest as your first route of exploration. With plenty of ways to boost your testosterone naturally (including the above, and our natural formula, Male Extra), testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is more of a last resort solution to low T.

It typically comes in several forms, including gels, injections and even patches. But before you take the plunge, it’s worth exploring other options first.

6. Sleep

Sleep plays an incredibly important role in any man’s life, supporting healthy bodily functions – including testosterone production. Alongside this, getting plenty of rest can support your mood, energy levels, memory consolidation and help your body to heal.

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Testosterone peaks during the REM (rapid eye movement) cycle of your sleep, so if you’re missing out on crucial shuteye you could be stunting testosterone production. But don’t just take my word for it, as studies have shown that sleep deprivation has been linked to lower T levels.

7. Use Testogen

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Get fruity! 5 fruits that will change your life

We all do our best to follow a healthy lifestyle, right?

We work out, we eat well, we drink plenty of water… You name it. But did you know that some foods – and fruit in particular – can boost your sex life more than others?

Yep, it’s time to get fruity my friend! Here are 5 fruits to supercharge your sex life.

1. Watermelon

It comes as no surprise that watermelon has earned the term, the ‘natural viagra’ due to its powerful amino acid and antioxidant content – both of which help to improve blood flow. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Put simply, it all comes down to a watermelon being rich in the amino acid, citrulline. Our bodies convert citrulline to arginine, which reacts with other chemicals in the body to create nitric oxide.

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Now, you might wonder why that’s such a big deal? Well, nitric oxide is what keeps our blood vessels healthy, making it easier to get hard – and stay hard. But don’t just take my word for it… Studies have shown that an L-citrulline supplement can have a positive impact on erectile dysfunction (ED), revealing that watermelon’s amino acid content could be stronger than we think.

2. Grapefruit

Now, this pretty pink fruit may seem harmless, but it could actually be having a negative effect on your erections. Yep, this is a fruit to avoid that’ll change your sex life for good.

If you’re currently taking any medications that contain sildenafil – such as Viagra – grapefruit could actually be playing havoc with its success. This is because grapefruit contains a bunch of chemicals that interact with the way medication is absorbed.

Big fan of grapefruit and those little blue pills? If your meds aren’t working as they should, it could be down to this mighty fruit.

3. Lemon

Unlike grapefruit, there is little to comment on (in a good way!) regarding the way that lemon interacts with medications. However, it could be more beneficial than you first think, as lemons are rich in vitamin C and plant compounds that can help to lower high blood pressure.

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As we’re all well aware, high blood pressure isn’t good for our general health, let alone erectile function. Bringing that blood pressure down has got to be beneficial to your hard ons, let’s face it.

4. Pomegranate

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the potential ED magic powers of pomegranate before now.

But are the rumors true?

Well, studies have shown that men have reported improvements in ED after drinking a glass of pomegranate juice. Rich in antioxidants, pomegranate is both great for your heart and your erections. It comes as no surprise that we feature pomegranate 40% ellagic acid 500mg in Male Extra’s 100% natural formula.

5. Bananas

Packed with potassium, bananas are great for heart health and circulation. So when it comes to getting hard and staying that way, healthy circulation is key.

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Not only are they easy to grab on the go and chomp on during your drive to work, but you can easily incorporate them into smoothies and breakfasts, too.

Our conclusion

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Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, these fruits can certainly benefit your junk. It’s important to balance a healthy varied diet with regular exercise to support your general health and erectile function.

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7 Fitness mistakes you may be making

While you may be hitting the gym with the aim of impressing the opposite sex, there’s a lot more to working out than building a ripped physique. Alongside reducing a whole world of health concerns, including heart disease, depression and even stroke, exercise can benefit your mind and body in a number of ways.

Yep, it can even keep you feeling young and healthy, too. According to research, highly active adults had a 9-year cell ageing advantage compared to inactive study participants.

Of course, we all know it’s recommended that we get at least 150 minutes of exercise each week, making it a key factor in our everyday lives. And so, if you’re sitting on the couch contemplating kickstarting a new exercise routine, ensure you avoid these seven mistakes before diving in…

1. Forgetting the mental health benefits

Despite many men claiming that boosting their mental health is their key reason for exercising, it’s easy to forget the mental benefits of a sweaty session in the gym.

Not only does regular exercise support healthy brain function, but it also boosts your mood by releasing endorphins. So, if you’re feeling stressed, a sudden trigger of the ‘happy’ hormones is certainly a way to shake off a bad day at work.

Plus, if you’re exercising outdoors, getting that vitamin D is certainly going to diminish any feelings of stress or anxiety.

2. Forgetting flexibility

Typically, we all believe women to be more flexible than us… But is this really the truth? We’re not so sure. In fact, more men than ever are practising yoga or pilates, aiding flexibility.

Sure, studies have shown that women may be more flexible than us, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be working on our own flexibility. I mean, why not? Greater flexibility can help prevent injury, improve your posture (especially important if you sit at a desk all day) and improve your balance. Plus, flexibility-driven activities, such as yoga and pilates, also benefit your mental health, core and alignment too.

3. Working out a little too hard

While we’re great believers in going hard at the gym, it’s important to take rest days too. If you continue to exercise without a break in between, your body has no time to rest and repair – which could lead to injury.

If you continue to work your muscles in the gym (or at home), you’re likely to suffer muscle fatigue. This means you’ll actually gain less from your workouts. So, yeah, get resting too!

4. Not eating right

Working out regularly is great. But if you’re loading up on fried, processed and sugary foods the rest of the time, you’re pretty much wasting your workout. It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscle, eating the wrong foods isn’t going to support your goals.

Plus, with all those extra calories (and sugar), you could be putting yourself at rest of cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. No, thank youuuuu.

Instead, try to start off by making some simple switches. For example, ditch white bread for brown bread, and full-fat milk for a 1% fat or low-fat alternative (or even plant-based milk).

5. Exercising sporadically

How are you supposed to strategically hit your fitness goals without a plan? If you’re doing all kinds of workouts and working all different types of muscles, you’re not really setting yourself up for success.

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While exercising doesn’t need to be a strict regime, hitting the gym with a variety of workouts is important. For example, don’t train your legs two days in a row – give the muscles time to repair.

Both working different muscle groups and incorporating rest days is important here.

6. Forgetting about sexual health benefits

It’s pretty obvious by now that regular exercise benefits your physical and mental health. But did you know it can benefit your sexual health, too?

Aside from increasing your stamina (and strength), if you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction certain pelvic floor exercises – such as Kegels – can help combat ED and help prevent arriving early in bed.

7. Not using Male Extra

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Do you feel like you’re always flagging – both in and out of the bedroom? Of course, exercise can benefit your stamina, enhance strength and improve your mood, but if you’re struggling to get yourself out of bed to even hit the gym, it could be time to take a men’s health supplement such as Male Extra.

Our 100% natural formula works to boost your stamina and improve blood flow, while delaying fatigue during physical activity. If you’re not taking Male Extra already, you’re missing out!

The bottom line

There’s no doubt about it, exercise benefits your physical, mental and sexual health. But it’s important to head to the gym with a plan, so you can maximize your workouts for the ultimate success.

Remember, avoiding these seven fitness mistakes will help you hit your goals even sooner. Don’t forget to listen to your body when it’s time to rest, eat well, and drink plenty of water too.

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6 ways to keep your prostate healthy

As men, we’re all a little guilty of not always looking after ourselves. Many of us avoid the doctors and regular check-ups, opting for believing that nothing is wrong until… It is.

Now, guys, I’m not here to bully you into going to the doctor. But I am here to encourage you to keep on top of your prostate health.

Prostate concerns are more common than you may think – especially as we get older. These problems include prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and prostate cancer. So, without further ado, here’s how to keep your prostate healthy in 6 easy ways.

How the prostate changes

It’s easy to get a little frightened at the thought of your prostate changing. Especially since many of us are wired to believe that any changes are bad. But that’s certainly not the case in terms of the prostate.

In fact, a man’s prostate is about the size of a walnut in their 20s, but by the time a guy hits his 40s, it can grow to the side of an apricot. While an enlarged prostate can show some symptoms for some men, it isn’t always the case.

What is the prostate?

A part of the male reproductive system, the prostate can be found just below the bladder, right in front of the rectum. This makes it easy to navigate during a digital rectal exam (DRE).

Typically, the prostate increases with age, but in men under 40, it is usually about the size of a walnut. The prostate gland’s primary function is to make and secrete prostatic fluid, one of the components of semen. As well as keeping your sperm healthy, this fluid also helps to transport it.

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Prostatic fluid typically accounts for around 30 to 35% of semen volume. With around 60% of semen coming from the seminal vesicles, only 5% of semen is sperm, produced in the testicles.

What to look out for: Signs of an enlarged prostate

It’s totally normal for the size of your prostate to change as you get older. Typically, there are two periods of time where the prostate experiences the most growth:

  • During early puberty (when the prostate doubles in size)
  • Continued through a man’s life, from around the age of 25

As a man ages, there can be a larger amount of symptoms, referred to as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). One of the most common signs of an enlarged prostate is the need to urinate during the night, more often than when you were younger.

If you do experience any LUTS, it’s important to visit a healthcare professional. Here are some of the common LUTS you may experience:

  • Needing to urinate quite often
  • Needing to get up and urinate more often during the night (nocturia)
  • Trouble starting to urinate
  • Feeling as though your bladder is full, even after you’ve just urinated
  • A weak urine stream
  • Starting and frequently stopping while urinating
  • Having to strain to urinate

Most common prostate issues

As we get older, we are naturally at higher risk of prostate issues. The most common problems are benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis), and prostate cancer.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Also referred to as an enlarged prostate – benign prostatic hyperplasia or hypertrophy (BPH) is most common in older men. According to research, around 50% of men between 51 and 60 have BPH. As we age even further, this number increases, with around 90% of men 80+ years old affected by BPH.

Prostatitis

Inflammation of the prostate gland – otherwise known as prostatitis – results in a swollen and tender prostate. This is more common than you may think, in men of all ages. While it may sound a little daunting, it’s important to note that it does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Both inflammation and bacteria can be the cause of prostatitis. Here are the four main types to look out for:

    • Acute bacterial prostatitis – Caused by bacteria, this type of prostatitis develops quite rapidly. Thankfully, it’s the easiest form to treat. The most common symptoms include blood in the urine and fevers/chills – and can be treated with a 2 to 4 week course of antibiotics.
    • Chronic bacterial prostatitis – Also caused by bacteria, however, this form develops more slowly. One of the main symptoms is having bladder infections that keep coming back. Around 60 to 80% of patients see improvement after antibiotics for several weeks.
    • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) – This type of prostatitis has symptoms that vary from one guy to the next, and can include: pelvic pain, pain with ejaculation and problems urinating. Treatments somewhat depend on your symptoms and include alpha-blockers, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.
    • Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis – This type has no symptoms but is often discovered while testing for other conditions. Because it is asymptomatic, treatment is generally not necessary.

Prostate cancer

The most common cancer in men (after skin cancer) in the United States, The American Cancer Society estimates that 248,530 men will receive a new diagnosis of prostate cancer, and about 34,130 will die from the disease.

Unfortunately, age is the most significant risk factor for prostate cancer – making it rare in men younger than 40. However, the possibility of developing prostate cancer rises rapidly after the age of 50.

Also Read: How does alcohol affect you?

There are additional risk factors too, including:

  • Being African-American
  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • A diet high in saturated fat

6 ways to keep your prostate healthy

1. Quit smoking

We all know that smoking is bad for us. Not only can quitting smoking benefit your overall health, but it is one of the most powerful interventions you can make for your prostate health. While there is plenty of room for further research regarding smoking and getting prostate cancer, we do know that men with prostate cancer who smoke have a 61% increased risk of dying from the disease – compared to men who have never smoked.

2. Keep an eye on your weight

Typically, a high BMI (body mass index) contributes to a variety of health concerns and diseases. Looking after your weight can help you to lead a happier, healthier life in general. In terms of prostate health, there is little research linking a high BMI to an increased risk of prostate cancer.

However, research has shown that when an obese man gets prostate cancer, a higher BMI puts him at greater risk of developing more aggressive and faster-developing forms of prostate cancer.

3. Exercise often

As we talked about above, a healthy BMI can contribute to your general health and your prostate health. This is where exercise comes in! To both reduce your risk of getting prostate cancer and to reduce your risk of dying if you were to be diagnosed, it’s recommended you get 3+ hours of exercise each week.

Research has shown that men who get 3+ hours of exercise weekly were 61% less likely to die of their cancer when compared to men who exercised less than 60 minutes a week.

4. Fill your diet with heart-healthy foods

The risk of prostate cancer may be increased in men who eat high-fat foods. However, to date, there is no good research that reducing fat or adding fruits and vegetables to the diet can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

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However, research shows that following a healthy diet high in omega-3 fats (especially salmon), low in saturated fat (especially red meat and whole dairy products) and high in antioxidants (eg tomatoes, berries) are beneficial for overall health, including your prostate.

5. Get plenty of vitamin D

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A common deficiency in older men, some researchers believe there’s a link between vitamin D deficiency and higher rates of BPH. However, there is plenty of room for further research. Either way, it’s important to keep on top of your vitamin D levels, especially if you live somewhere with little sun.

6. Speak to a healthcare provider about prostate cancer screening

At the start of this article, I mentioned how many of us avoid going to see a doctor or a healthcare professional, even when we think something might not quite be right. If you’re at high risk of prostate cancer, due to your ethnicity or history of prostate cancer in your family, it’s even more crucial to seek guidance and attend prostate cancer screening.

The bottom line

It’s never too early to start thinking about your prostate health. As this type of condition is quite common, especially as we get older, it’s incredibly important to recognise any changes and take action. If you notice any urinary or sexual symptoms, always speak to a healthcare professional.

Looking after your general health with a healthy diet and regular exercise can benefit your prostate health.

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Fight back against erectile dysfunction with these exercises

As men, our masculinity is everything to us. If we’re honest with ourselves for a moment, I think it’s fair to say that many of us like a little manly competition. Whether it’s lifting heavier than your mate in the gym, or pushing for your best at work.

This means that when anything jeopardises our masculinity, we don’t always know how to fight back. And so, when we’re not totally in charge of how our junk performs, things can start to go a little pear-shaped.

That’s right, I’m talking about erectile dysfunction (ED). Whether you’re struggling to get it up, or stay hard enough for sex, you’re not alone in your concerns. In fact, around 18 million men in America face ED.

Thankfully, we have the right strategy to fight back against problems down there: Exercise

Exercise is key for your overall health – and for alleviating your erectile dysfunction concerns. So if you’re struggling to get down and dirty in the bedroom, it’s time to get hot and sweaty in the gym (or at home!) first.

But first, create an exercise routine

If you’re serious about fighting back against ED, you need to get committed to the process. Creating a realistic routine you know you can stick to is half the battle for ensuring you keep to your new exercise commitment.

Whether you’re new to exercise or a regular gym-goer, it’s important to keep these tips in mind:

  • Be sure to choose an exercise that you enjoy
  • Mix up your workouts with a combination of cardio and weights
  • Don’t let your age hold you back
  • Check-in with your doctor if you haven’t been physically active in a while

What sort of exercise should you be doing?

There is a multitude of exercises you could be doing to improve your overall health, but when it comes to beating ED, you may need to get a little more specific. Here’s how the following workouts can improve your sexual function:

Kegels

When we talk about Kegels, we often think of women improving their pelvic muscles. However, these exercises are most certainly not just for women! By practicing Kegels, the pelvic muscles contract around the base of the penis and testes, contributing to the ‘hardness’ of your hard on.

Also Read: How to stay energised and boost your metabolism to fight ED

Kegels can help strengthen two key muscles: the pubococcygeus (PC), which is the muscle that stops the flow of urine, and the perineal muscles, which is the muscle that supports erectile rigidity and ejaculation.

How do you do Kegels? Well, there are three ways:

On the floor, lying on your back

  1. Start by lying on your back, with your hands flat on the floor, your knees bent pointing upwards.
  2. Try to draw your penis inwards towards your body. Hold this position for five seconds, and then release.
  3. Next, squeeze your anus muscles as if you are trying to stop a bowel movement, hold for five seconds, then release.
  4. Repeat 8-10 times and do 3-5 sets.

Sitting in a chair (easily done while at work!)

  1. Sit comfortably in a chair.
  2. Squeeze your penis with just its muscles, almost as if you are trying to stop urine from coming out. Hold this position for five seconds and then release.
  3. Repeat 8-10 times, and do 3-5 sets.

On the floor, lying on your side

  1. Lie down on the floor on your side.
  2. Place a pillow between your knees, and make sure it’s large enough to separate your legs.
  3. Squeeze your legs together, hold for five seconds, then release.
  4. Repeat 8-10 times and do 3-5 sets.

But how long should you continue doing Kegels before you start to notice a difference? Well, most men will start to see results after about a month of doing Kegels every day. Not only do they take up hardly any time, but you can easily do them while sitting at a desk, watching TV or on your lunch break.

Adding in aerobic exercise

While Kegels play a key role in strengthening your pelvic muscles, in order to get that healthy blood flow required to gain an erection, you need to introduce some aerobic exercise.

Studies have shown that aerobic exercise can help to fight ED by improving blood flow, since your heart pumps faster, clearing your veins from build-up caused by diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.

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Furthermore, research has revealed that taking part in an aerobic exercise 5 to 7 times a week for 12 weeks can increase nitric oxide levels by 32%. But what should you be doing during your home (or gym) workout? It’s pretty easy, really – anything that gets your heart rate up! We’re talking swimming, running, a brisk walk or the elliptical.

Yoga

While many of us dismiss yoga as a form of exercise, it can not only help to improve flexibility but also blood flow and oxygen circulation in the blood. This is turn helps your body to relax, allowing you to get hard and stay hard for longer.

One 12-week study showed significant improvement in the sexual scores of men (average age of 40). They reported having improved erections, satisfaction, performance, confidence, desire, ejaculation control and orgasm.

Our top four favourite yoga positions:

  • Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)
  • Janu Sirsana (head-to-knee pose)
  • Uttanasana (standing forward bend)
  • Baddha Konasana (Butterfly pose)

Remember to weight train

While a bit of cardio can certainly help beat erectile dysfunction, it’s important to create a well-rounded exercise routine. This includes a bit of weight training!

Also Read: 11 foods that increase your libido naturally

If you’re suffering from low testosterone, adding in a HIIT workout or quick pump session can improve your performance in the bedroom and increase your HGH levels.

Workout with your partner both in and out of the bedroom

Sure, we all love getting hot and heavy between the sheets, but did you know that exercising with your partner can help to bring you closer? Couples that hit the gym together (or work out at home together) report an improved sex life and an increased ‘closeness’ between them.

Not only can exercising with your partner help to boost your relationship, but it also helps to keep you both motivated, making exercise much more fun than going it alone!

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7 men’s health facts you need to know

As men, we take great pride in our masculinity. We want to appear strong, confident and healthy, but often we somewhat ignore the steps that contribute towards those feelings.

Such as our health. Typically, many of us avoid the GP for as long as possible, even when we sense there could be a problem. Thankfully, in recent years, the awareness of male health and mental health has increased, allowing us to open up about these concerns.

And so, I’m here to help raise further awareness of men’s health issues that may otherwise slip under the radar. With so many facts around, we could be here all day! But to get you started, here are seven men’s health facts you need to know:

1. Feelin’ those balls is important

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Research has shown that a scary number of men don’t know how to check their balls properly. Plus, that doesn’t even mean that men are checking them when they do know how to.

Checking your balls regularly only takes a minute or two, but can quickly help you to detect abnormalities. When you’re more familiar with the look, feel and shape of your testicles, you’ll be able to notice any changes early.

Best carried out in the shower or just after, here’s your easy-step-guide for feelin’ those balls:

  • Stand in front of a mirror where possible, so you can see as well as feel what you’re doing
  • Start with one testicle, gently rolling it between your fingers and thumbs
  • Don’t forget to feel the underside of the scrotum
  • Complete this self-examination on the other testicle

Remember, this type of self-check shouldn’t hurt or feel uncomfortable in any way. If you do notice it is quite tender or you do feel pain during the examination, see your doctor as soon as you can.

Here’s what you need to take notice of:

  • Any sort of lump or swelling in the testicles
  • Change in size or shape
  • Any changes in the consistency or feel of the testicles

2. Friendships are key

We all love a little alone time, but it’s just as important to hang out with friends. These friendships can help you to build strength and self-confidence, as well as give you the opportunity to have fun, talk about any problems and laugh off a heavy week.

Of course, busy work schedules, other priorities and family commitments can often get in the way – with many of us not having as much ‘man’ time as we really should have.

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I’m here to tell you, time with other guys, whether male family members or friends is super important. It doesn’t have to be elaborate plans, either. Whether a quick drink after work, time together at the gym or simply chilling out at home – spending time with friends is a great act of looking after yourself.

3. It’s good to open up

As mentioned above, having solid friendships plays a key role in your overall wellbeing. If you’ve got something on your mind, however trivial it may seem, discussing it with a family member or friend can help alleviate your concerns.

No matter how small it may seem, talking about your worries and stresses is key to looking after your mental health. While some of us find it easier to discuss our stresses with a stranger, many of us prefer to talk to a trusted friend or family member.

As men, we’re good at hiding our problems and worries – but we don’t need to!

4. Your mental health needs exercise

exercise and edAs well as helping you keep your body in good working order, your mental health also benefits from regular exercise. Hitting the gym, going out for a run or doing a home bodyweight workout can improve physical strength, alleviate joint and muscle stiffness and help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Plus, we’ve all heard of ‘endorphins’ right? Otherwise known as the happy hormone, exercise gets those endorphins flowing, making a big impact on your quality of life and mood.

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Unsure about heading to the gym? Exercise such as yoga can easily be done at home, during virtual classes and even over apps with friends.

5. Getting your prostate checked is important

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Much like checkin’ those balls, many of us avoid getting our prostate checked. Unfortunately, few cases of prostate cancer are detected early, since so many of us avoid going to the doctor.

But when should you get your prostate checked? It is recommended that men have regular prostate check-ups from 50 years of age, with men of African or Caribbean ancestry should receive regular check-ups from 45.

Early detection and diagnosis can significantly improve your prostate or testicular cancer prognosis. So, don’t be afraid guys, get checked.

6. No man’s junk is exactly the same

As men, we all naturally worry about our junk. Is it supposed to look that way? Does it feel right? Does it work as it should? The truth is, our junk (and our erections) differ from one guy to the next.

When it comes to down there, there is no one-size-fits-all. So, if you find yourself concerned about morning glory, or not being unable to get hard again right after sex – you’re not alone.

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These feelings are totally valid and totally normal.

7. You can naturally increase your sex drive

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There are a variety of factors that can impact your testosterone levels, including your weight, diet and general health.

Thankfully, you don’t have to go to extreme measures to increase your testosterone levels and libido. In fact, there are a bunch of ways to naturally boost your T (and your sex drive), including these 11 foods, and these fruits that help you fight back against erectile dysfunction.

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How does alcohol affect you?

With the holiday season right around the corner, the temptation to overeat on candy, snacks and well, everything, is incredibly tempting. Often, during the holidays, we also over-indulge in the alcohol department too.

But while it might be fun (and merry) to neck back a drink or five, alcohol can affect your body in a number of ways, including your sexual health and testosterone.

Hangover aside, how else can alcohol make you feel? We take a closer look.

Important testosterone facts

Before we dive into the impact of alcohol, we first need to gain greater insight into the importance of testosterone.

By now, we should all be pretty clued up on what testosterone is, right? Although this crucial hormone is actually found in both men and women, we guys have a much higher concentration of T. This contributes to a number of factors, including muscle growth, a deepened voice, hair growth, sex drive, the list goes on.

As with most hormones, your testosterone levels can change. This can have both physical and emotional impacts, which you may not associate with your T levels immediately.

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So, surely low T is a bad thing? Yep, you’re right. Low testosterone can cause a number of things, including:

  • Lack of, or lowered sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle loss
  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Fatigue
  • Body hair loss

Now we know what low testosterone may look like, how does alcohol play a role?

Does alcohol reduce testosterone?

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Put simply, yes, alcohol can reduce your testosterone levels. However, it’s a little more complicated than that. While the odd beer every now and then won’t affect your testosterone levels significantly, long term, heavy drinking can increase its impact on your T.

But how does it happen?

When you’re drinking alcohol, your body metabolizes ethanol – a compound found in alcohol. In order for your body to produce testosterone, a number of things occur. NAD+, a coenzyme responsible for producing testosterone in the liver and testes is affected (and lowered) by ethanol metabolism.

Meanwhile, heavy alcohol consumption can also lead to increased levels of the female sex hormone – estrogen. As well as the amount of testosterone that converts to estrogen, and higher levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which can sabotage testosterone.

Furthermore, excessive drinking can play havoc with your sleep, therefore having a knock-on effect on your body’s ability to produce T.

Alcohol and testosterone: The bottom line

When we talk about alcohol and testosterone, a small amount of alcohol consumption won’t necessarily damage your testosterone production.

Excessive drinking – which is tempting during the holidays – will, however. Over-indulging in alcoholic drinks can affect your T, therefore impacting your sexual health.

Also Read: How to Increase Sexual Stamina – 18 Tips for Improved Sexual Performance

If you do want to drink alcohol this festive season (and throughout the year!), always try and limit your alcohol intake where possible. One or two, paired with good hydration and food is acceptable, but if this increases significantly, you could experience adverse hormonal effects.

While the festive season is just around the corner, here are some ways to keep tabs on your alcohol consumption and keep your testosterone in working order.

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Here’s how to reduce your alcohol intake

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Nobody likes hangovers. Many of us drink too much as the festive season approaches, but we certainly feel it (and regret it) the next day. If you’re looking to cut back on the booze, here are some easy ways to limit your alcohol intake.

Drink water in between alcoholic drinks

As well as alcohol affecting your testosterone production, one of the biggest concerns is dehydration. Drinking water in between alcohol will not only help slow down your alcohol intake, but will also keep you hydrated.

This should also mean you’ll have less of a hangover the next morning!

Opt for smaller measurements

While it’s tempting to double up, only drink pints and indulge in cocktails packed with different spirits, these can cause more than a headache the next day. Instead, opt for smaller measurements, drinking single spirits, half pints and cocktails with only one type of alcohol.

Drink low-alcohol or alcohol-free drinks

There is plenty of low-alcohol and alcohol-free alternatives around, including beers, gins and low-strength wine. Plus, we’ve all heard of mocktails!

Opting for low-alcohol and alcohol-free alternatives can help you feel as though you’re not missing out, without a horrid hangover and impact on your testosterone.

Always eat a meal

This is often a trick we all implement in our teens in order to maximize our drinking, but it can actually be pretty bad for you. Drinking on an empty stomach can make you very sick, causing dizziness, headaches and nausea. Plus, the likelihood of a horrid hangover the next day is even higher.

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Always eat a decent meal before drinking alcohol to limit these side effects and stop your body from absorbing alcohol at a dangerously fast rate.

Don’t cave to peer pressure

When you’re out with friends or family, it can be incredibly tempting to join in when others are drinking heavily. But there’s no need to feel pressured by others drinking a lot of alcohol. If you’re feeling unsure, take yourself out of the situation early.

Or, of course, be a little more selective about who you choose to drink with!

Have a budget

Drinking heavily can damage your health, testosterone and of course, your bank balance. Save money and avoid the horrid hangover by setting yourself a budget before you head out drinking for the night.

Keep some cash left over for a taxi if needed, but otherwise, leave your card at home if you feel as though you might be tempted into drinking more.

Be mindful of your mental health

We all drink for different reasons, but often, feelings of anxiousness can lead us to over-indulging in alcohol. While it might seem like a great idea at the time, it can actually make matters worse.

If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, look for other ways to relax, and limit your alcohol intake.

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Is the male menopause real or a myth?

Both men and women can find hormones a tricky thing to tackle, especially as we get older. Unfortunately, changes in our hormones are a natural part of aging.

While we’ve all heard of the dreaded menopause, what happens for us men as we get older? Is the ‘male menopause’ really a thing? Or a total myth?

We take a closer look at how our hormones change as we age.

The male menopause myth [debunked]

Women and the menopause is usually the only combination we hear about. But for some time now the ‘male menopause’ has been used to describe the decrease in testosterone levels we experience as we age. However, the way our hormones change as we get older differs considerably between men and women.

So are they really the same thing?

During the (female) menopause, ovulation ends and hormone production takes a nosedive in a relatively short amount of time – aka, the menopause. In men, however, our testosterone and other hormone levels decline more gradually over a long period of time, with consequences somewhat foggy in this area.

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This much slower decline of testosterone levels is called late-onset hypogonadism or age-related low testosterone.

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How do you know if you have low testosterone?

Although it can differ slightly from one guy to the next, a man’s T levels start to naturally decline (at around 1% per year) after the age of 40. But before you get too caught up in a sudden drop in testosterone, remember, this is a gradual decline.

Despite this gradual decrease, most older men still maintain healthy-levelled T levels. Not as many older men have low T as you may believe. In fact, only 10 to 25% of men have what are considered ‘low’ T levels.

During this time, low testosterone levels in older men often go unnoticed. Plus, they aren’t frequently recognized, since it requires a blood test to check. Every guy is different too, with some men with low T never really experiencing symptoms of low T.

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There is a multitude of lifestyle factors, medications and other medical conditions that can cause low testosterone.

So, how do you know if you have low testosterone? Low T symptoms and signs include:

  • Reduced libido
  • Fewer spontaneous erections or erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Infertility
  • Sweats
  • Lack of energy and motivation
  • Poor concentration
  • Low mood

Some men can also experience trouble sleeping, muscle and strength loss and increased body fat as a result of low testosterone.

So, is the ‘male menopause’ a thing?

Many men face struggles with their testosterone levels. However, unlike the (female) menopause which happens quite suddenly, men experience a gradual decline.

So, is the ‘male menopause’ really a thing? While men experience physical and emotional symptoms as a result of low T, the term itself suggests that these symptoms are the result of a sudden drop in testosterone. This isn’t true.

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Although testosterone levels fall as men age, the decline is steady at less than 2% a year. So, I guess you could say that the same principal of the female menopause isn’t quite the same for men, since it happens more gradually. Whether you opt to call it the ‘male menopause’ is up to you!

However, the symptoms and signs of low T are very much real.

How to treat low testosterone

Treating low testosterone can vary greatly. But thankfully, there are plenty of natural ways to treat low T. From regular exercise to T boosting foods, tantric lingam massage and fruits that help with erectile dysfunction – you don’t need to suffer in silence!

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