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Are B12 Injections the Missing Link for Your Anti-Aging Fight?

Many people have heard of B12 injections, but may not be sure what they are for or why you need them. One of the biggest hallmarks of aging is often a decrease in energy levels, and a corresponding decrease in metabolic rate.  There’s no question that some of this is caused by hormonal changes – notably a decrease in estrogen in females, and testosterone in males – that is a typical part of aging.  But it’s far from the only process at play with aging and feeling less fit, healthy, and active as you did when you were younger.  Could B12 injections be the missing link in your anti-aging fight?  Read our guide below, and we’ll take you through the basics of B12, B12 injections, and what they can do for your body. 

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Let’s Talk about Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can be a sensitive subject for many men.  Notions of masculinity and virility are often tied to sexual performance, and anything that threatens that can naturally lead to feelings of embarrassment, shame, and even anger.  Yet, it’s vital to talk about any erectile dysfunction or erectile issues if you are going to deal with them and treat them.  They also can be a symptom of underlying health problems, and serve as an early warning for serious diseases and conditions, that should definitely be the foundation of a discussion with your doctor or healthcare professional.

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Tips for Better Skin as You Age

Your skin is the largest and most exposed organ on your body, and the one that is most visible to the world on a regular basis.  It can play a big role in your self-esteem and how confident you are about your appearance.  But, as you age, it can also start to become a source of stress and concern, as the signs of aging most readily show up on your skin.  Wrinkles, fine lines, sun and age spots, discoloration, scars – the cumulative effects of the years – are just some of the signs of aging that develop as you get older.  Naturally, many people want to minimize these visible effects of aging, and are hungry for advice on how to have better skin as you age.  Keeping your skin healthy, and taking preventative steps against damage, will translate into fewer visible signs of aging, and a reduced risk for developing skin-related health problems as you age. 

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The Importance of Mental Health for Aging Well

Far too often, the discussion surrounding health and aging focuses only on physical well-being, and neglects the mind.  Yet, mental health for aging well is just as important a component as physical health – they are two parts of the same whole.  Here, we’re not talking about memory, recall, and mental function – those fall under the heading of brain health or keeping your mind active and sharp.  Rather, we’re talking about emotional and mental health, mental illness, relationships with friends and family, how stress is dealt with, and so on.  Collectively, these concepts make up modern mental health, and effectively managing mental health is a critical and often neglected component of a healthy aging plan. 

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Why You Seem to Have Less Energy with Age

Aging causes a lot of changes to the body, most of which aren’t necessarily welcome.  One complaint that is common among older adults is that they seem to be more tired, more easily fatigued, and generally have less energy.  Often, they will state that they can’t do as much as when they were younger, need longer to recover from physical exertion, and need more time sitting, lying down, or otherwise resting in between daily tasks, chores, and so on.  They may start to take naps on occasion when they never used to in their younger years.  Bed time may come earlier, too. 

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What Causes Male Pattern Baldness or Hair Loss?

For many appearance-conscious men, few things rank higher on the list of concerns or cause for alarm than male pattern baldness or hair loss.  While some well-known actors, models, athletes, and celebrities definitely rock the bald look with style (we’re looking at you, Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, and Terry Crews, among others), for many men it’s a scary prospect.  Hair loss doesn’t seem like something you can control, and there’s still a deep tie in many people’s psyches between a full head of hair and looking attractive. 

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Decreased Libido with Age? Your Hormones May Be to Blame!

Many men in their late 30s or early 40s start to notice that their sex drive may be waning or decreasing somewhat.  This can present itself in many ways: a decreased libido or desire to have sex, less frequent sexual thoughts or fantasies, more conscious decision-making and less spontaneity around having sex, less frequent masturbation, de-emphasizing sex in relationships, erectile dysfunction, changes in erection quality or frequency, longer periods of stimulation required to reach orgasm, and similar complaints.  This can be a cause for concern and worry among many men, but it’s largely a normal part of aging.  In fact, decreased libido, absent any other underlying health conditions or causes, is often primarily a result of changes in hormones and hormone production.

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Ten Weight Loss and Diet Tips for Men Over 40

It’s a pervasive but untrue myth that only women worry about their appearance and how it changes with age.  Men care just as much about how they look, especially when it comes to weight and fitness.  With good reason, both men and women recognize that maintaining or losing weight becomes more challenging the older they get.  In the case of men, there are several factors at play that effectively reduce metabolic rate, burn fewer calories in a day, and can lead to adding on the pounds (or finding it harder and harder to lose them or maintain the same size).  We’ll discuss some of those factors in our guide to weight loss and diet tips for men over 40 below.

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The Best Foods for Your 40s and Beyond

Aging brings with it a myriad of changes for your body.  Chief among them are a slowing of your metabolism, an increased need for vitamins and nutrients, and a consequent need to pay more attention to what you are putting in your body.  Many of these changes start as early as your 40s or even your late 30s, so it’s never too early to start doing your research and becoming more mindful of your diet.  To that end, we’ve put together a guide to the best foods for your 40s and beyond!

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What Not to Eat When You’re Over 50

Remember those college days, when you lived on pizza and beer?  There’s a reason most aging adults no longer eat like when they were in their teens or twenties.  Diet plays an important role in our overall health, with growing importance as we age.  Everyone enjoys some indulgences from time to time, of course.  Unless instructed by a doctor, or due to an existing medical condition, there’s no reason you can’t have some junk food on occasion.  But eating a well-balanced diet, eating healthy foods, and decreasing your intake of “bad” foods is key to living longer and healthier. 

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