Archive for June, 2010

Archive for June, 2010

6 MUSCLES THAT SHUN THE LIMELIGHT – WEEK ONE

Do you know who Dr. Zhang Yaqin is? This question may not have a direct bearing on this article, but has a point to state nonetheless. The man in question is touted as being one of the right hand men of the uber-powerful Bill Gates of Microsoft fame. Perhaps, the company can’t function without individuals like Dr. Yaqin; but, nonetheless, they remain away from the public eye. Similarly, our body muscles have developed their own tiny right hand men (or women, as you’d like to call them) that hardly come into the limelight, but are extremely important when you decide what you want your body to look like. Today we’re going to look at 3 of the 6 body muscles that hardly ever get the mention they deserve. But we say, work on them as instructed, and see the difference for yourself. SERRATUS [...]

Is ‘MAN FLU’ For Real?

Have you heard of ‘man flu’? The Daily Mirror recently published an article stating that the concept of ‘man flu’ is real, and not a myth. It further said that scientists had found out that men suffer from flu more because ‘they invest in their spirit of adventure at the expense of their immune system’. Basically, the study tried to suggest that men were more exposed to infection owing to their penchant for ‘risky behavior’. Over a period of time, it is believed that their overall immune system is lowered, thus making them more susceptible to common illnesses like the cold and flu. Where do you stand with regards to vulnerability? Independent studies have suggested that the lifestyle that men lead could put them at a higher or lower risk. Business Travelers Travelers tend to [...]

Posted in Health June 3, 2010

Beat Diabetes With These Powerfoods

Diabetes or Diabetes Mellitus (scientific name) is a condition that continues to haunt men of all ages. With juvenile Diabetes becoming severely common, the bottom-line is that – NO ONE IS SAFE. However, before getting into the rut of injecting yourself with insulin, or being forced to go off that favorite sweet snack, let’s have a lowdown on what kind of food can help you keep away from this condition in the first place. Apples Well, well, well. This one shouldn’t come as a surprise. We have all grown up hearing the old adage ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. And guess what, it’s true. A study in Finland showed that men who ate more apples had around 20% less diabetes and heart related diseases. Cinnamon Do I see you picturing a cinnamon donut from Dunkin Donuts in your head? [...]

Posted in Health June 2, 2010

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system that is responsible for making and storing seminal fluid. At three centimeters long, and weighing about twenty to thirty grams, it may seem like a negligible part of the body. But think twice, before you dismiss it as just that. Prostate cancer comes in ninth on the list of common cancers in the world. How does it spread? The exact cause for this form of cancer still remains lurking in muddy waters. It is a topic that has held the attention of medical practitioners in the past, but they are yet to arrive on a common consensus. It is, however, generally attributed to generic factors such as age, genetics, lifestyle, medications of any sort that the individual may be on, his racial heritage and his diet. The gland is responsible for producing [...]

Posted in Health June 1, 2010