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ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea frequently “travel” together.  Any of these conditions can damage blood vessels.  Obesity makes all the others much more likely. One of the first places that blood vessel damage shows up is in the small arteries of the penis.  Therefore, it’s …

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Do hormones doom weight loss?

There are a ton of news reports about a new study showing that a year after losing 10% body weight, people have hormonal changes that promote greater hunger.  One such hormone is leptin.  These articles then argue for the existence of a “set-point” that our body will vigorously defend.  The only problem is:  …

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Tip #5: Measure and record

Measuring and recording builds accountability and helps to track progress.  Some things I measure and record: My weight most days.  I know this is controversial, because weight can fluctuate, and 1-2 lbs/wk is a good, sustainable weight loss.  Faster weight loss cause muscle loss, which is a catastrophe.  Some get frustrated with …

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Exercising despite limitations

My neck issues (past surgery for herniated discs) significantly limits what I can do as far as upper body weight training.  But that doesn’t stop me from doing core and lower body strength training. People with blood vessel disease (usually because of smoking, diabetes, and/or high cholesterol) often’t can’t walk …

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