Health Advice for Men

Does hair make you more confident?

Losing one’s hair can have quite a negative psychological and physical impact. So it’s vital to have a hair replacement solution that looks and feels as natural as possible – and helps you resume a normal, active life. What are the most effective hair restoration solutions available?

First of all, it’s important to seek the advice of a fully-trained hair loss or replacement expert. It is not normally in your regular hairdresser’s remit to fully diagnose your hair loss problem or prescribe the best form of action such as hair transplants or creams. A qualified trichologist will however be able to diagnose your problem and recommend a possible hair loss treatment looking at your condition, and consider various elements of your general health and lifestyle.

If your hair loss is mild, you might want to consider a topical solution such as a cover cream or concealing spray. These products temporarily cover the balding or thinning area and match your hair colour.

If you are experiencing significantly thinning hair, there are further hair replacement solutions which make the best of the latest hair technology. For men, a bespoke hair system with purpose-made synthetic hair is an extremely popular method of hair restoration. 

This custom-made system is made to your exact colour, style and density specifications. It is fixed in place with a specially-formulated, skin adhesive and can stay in place for 4-6 weeks before a maintenance/re-grooming is required. During this appointment, your stylist will remove the unit, renew the adhesive, restyle your own hair replace the unit to ensure tip-top appearance. 

The synthetic hair responds just like human hair and absorbs moisture; it can be styled using special hair care products etc and shampooed as part of your normal routine.

For women with thinning hair on top, a process called ‘Hair Integration’ is proving very popular. This involves creating a specially-designed hair piece which features soft and luxurious real hair attached to a mesh base. The base is attached to the scalp, some of the existing hair is pulled through the mesh and blended or ‘integrated’ with the hairpiece hair. In both of the above cases, the end result is a full head of hair that can also help restore self-esteem and confidence.

Keeping healthy in London

Keeping healthy for many involves losing a bit of weight; it could be that last ten pounds after the holidays or the forty five you steadily gained since the kids were born. At some point in life everyone wishes to drop a few pounds. In any case there are many avenues to lose weight. Fad diets, medically controlled diets and even surgical procedures, which is best for you is up to you to decide.

A few examples of diets designed to lose weight are low-calorie, which encourage a caloric intake of between five hundred and one thousand calories a day these programs are very hard to stick to. Low carbohydrate diets, such as Adkins Plan, are based on a high fat and protein intake, eliminating almost completely carbohydrates, and then re-introducing them in small amounts once a balance is maintained. 

There are many group-based diets, such as Weight Watchers and Nutri-System. Weight Watchers has a point system to keep track of intake, while Nutri-System has their own prepared meals you can purchase. Your first step should be to talk to your doctor and decide which plan is best for you in order to keep you healthy for long term success.

In the traditional sense dieting and exercising to lose weight are the best option. There are a few main points that can get you started off, and keeping healthy. There are components that need to be part of a healthy diet, macro-nutrients such as protein, fats and carbohydrates. In amounts that aren’t excessive and using types of fats that are healthier, a balanced, nutritious diet can be maintained. 

Increase in the intake of fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains and nuts are encouraged as well as a decrease in salt, saturated fats and simple sugars. The American diet makes many of these ideas hard to turn to reality. In a world of fast food, microwave meals and grabbing dinner on the fly it’s difficult to get all the components of a healthy diet each day.

 Although a lot of restaurants are offering a ‘healthier selection’ a lot of the time they aren’t always the best choice. Sometimes the healthier selection can be very high in sodium, which is as much of an enemy in weight loss as sugar or saturated fat. All factors much be looked at.

Exercise also has to be a key part to lose weight. Exercise is any activity that promotes physical fitness. There are a few classifications, including aerobic, anaerobic, strength training and agility training. Exercise, along with a controlled diet are the best way to lose weight and keep healthy. Besides contributing to a healthier lifestyle, exercise also reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone that builds fat.

 Regular exercise has been shown to prevent or help treat many serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and insomnia. It has also shown in studies to improve the immune system, to boost brain function and with the increase of serotonin levels from exercise depression can be alleviated as well. 

Built into part of your daily routine exercise won’t seem as boring or mundane. Whether it is a nice brisk walk around the neighborhood, or a serious workout at the gym, both are great ideas to get started. You can start today on your new diet, to get the results you want.

About Us and our Mens Health Diet Tips

When it comes to a men health diet, it’s important that you know exactly what you’re ingesting. While deep fried chicken fingers have all of the protein you’d expect to get out of boneless, skinless chicken breast, because it’s covered in batter and deep fried it isn’t a healthy choice. If you love chicken wings, it’s also important to know that in many cases they aren’t baked, they’re deep fried. 

While they don’t have the obnoxious breading that chicken fingers tend to have, they aren’t much healthier. Instead of ordering in a dozen buffalo wings from your favorite pizza place, buy your own frozen wings at the grocery store, cover them in your favorite sauce and bake them. By baking instead of deep frying, you’re saving yourself a ton of added fat and calories.

Another men health diet tip is to replace regular head lettuce salads with mixed spring greens or spinach. While head lettuce has almost no nutritional value, spinach and mixed greens are super foods that are packed with all the vitamins you could ever hope for in a tasty salad base. 

When you top it off with fresh sliced vegetables, you’ve got yourself a healthy meal that tastes great. It’s important to remember that when it comes to salads, the base isn’t just a vehicle for the dressing. Choose vinaigrettes over creamy dressings, and when possible try those salad sprays that have only a couple of calories per serving.

When you’re on a men health diet, it doesn’t need to be a terrible experience. Healthy foods don’t have to taste bland and horrible, you just need to know which tasty foods are good for you to eat. Nowadays there are plenty of sweets that can satisfy your cravings without pushing you over your daily caloric limits. Choose items with reduced sugar and fat, and always remember to eat in moderation.