Tips For Making Pool Cleaning Healthier and Easier
When you first dreamed of owning a swimming pool, it seemed easy to maintain - just throw in some chlorine and skim out any floating debris. Quickly though pool owners begin to realize that owning a swimming pool requires constant maintenance. Luckily though there are solutions that make it easier and healthier so that you can focus on enjoying it more.
Tips to Improve Your Brain Power and Mental Fitness
Everyone knows the importance of physical fitness and its benefits with living longer, lifting more, and generally feeling better - but what about mental fitness? Your potential mental abilities require similar attention and with a bit of effort, you can accomplish great results.
Ways Men Can Help Improve the Odds of Conception
Hey guys, I know we all had health class in high school but too much of the fertility discussion is on women and not ourselves. Sometimes this can feel like we're all alone but trust me - it's more common than you'd think to have something down there that isn't working at maximum efficiency. I know that's a tough thing to admit but sometimes our swimmers can use a bit of a boost too. Even though it is difficult to talk about, it should be obvious that men are at least half of the equation when it comes to making a kid. Unfortunately, most of us just assume that it "will happen" and if not, it must be "her fault". However, the good news is that there are things that men can do to improve their own fertility and help have healthier sperm that's ready to do their part as they are trying to conceive.
Sleepcation Ideas and Destinations For Relaxing and Getting Great Sleep
When most of us plan vacations, we're focused on seeing tons of awesome stuff and a go go go schedule. However, there's a different sort of vacation that can be equally great. I guess you could call these ideas a "sleepcation" and that's OK! Your body needs a chance to relax an recharge, something that is increasingly more challenging in our modern life where we're surrounded by electronic devices and distractions that keep us up late and wake us up early.
How to Make Your Bedroom Better For A Good Night Sleep
It should come as no surprise that getting enough sleep is absolutely essential for good health. Without enough sleep, you tend to lack in energy, and it can also impact things like your body’s hormonal balance and your metabolism. Unfortunately most guys I know don't get enough sleep. We live in a work hard - play hard world and unfortunately, we don't think about sleep until it's too late. However, when you must cram sleep into as few hours as possible, you had better make the most of that time. Getting enough deep sleep each night is one of the most important components of wellness. With a little effort though, we can tweak our daily routines and improve our wellness by getting more meaningful sleep.
Things Your Need to Know to Make Cactus League Spring Training Awesome
For those of you who are baseball fans, there's nothing like making a trip to Spring Training in Phoenix. For six weeks each spring, this oasis in the desert plays host to 15 MLB teams and it's possible to see all of your favorite teams just a few minutes drive from your hotel. When you combine that with the phenomenal spring weather, great golf, and fantastic food this is a MUST DO guys weekend for anyone who loves baseball!
How To Avoid Hemorrhoids and Get Rid of Them Faster While Traveling
Hemorrhoids are a fact of life for most people and that goes doubly true for guy who tend to have a high stress, fast paced lifestyle. Growing up, I'd heard of the Preparation H® brand, but hemorrhoids were something nobody talked about except as a joke. As I got older though, I discovered that even though it can be a sensitive subject - they are anything but a joke.
Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 Electric Tooth Brush
When it comes to gift giving, sometimes those over-the-top items are just perfect and so we were excited to test out the Oral-B Genius electric toothbrush. Never in my life did I expect to ever be the owner of a toothbrush that connected to my camera through Bluetooth so it could monitor my brushing pasterns, but here we are... thanks Oral-B! At $249.99, this isn't the cheapest item on our gift list for guys but it is a perfect idea for someone who wants to combine smart home technology with looking great.
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Waxing the Perfect Mustache
If you’ve ever seen a man with a fantastic mustache, reminiscent of 1950’s cartoon villains or 1970’s baseball players, you may wonder how it gets that way. The secret isn’t genetics or a special shampoo, it’s mustache wax.
Health Benefits of Sleep - 7 Ways Sleep Helps You Stay Healthy
Sleep is sometimes taken for granted. It's what happens naturally when you are tired and lay down in your bed. Or at least it should be and it's those times when rest doesn't come naturally that you start to think about why that is and what you can do about it.
Keeping Your Brain Healthy and Your Mind Sharp
We’re always being told that we need to keep fit for our bodies. Whether it be to lose weight, keep diseases like diabetes at bay or improve the health of our hearts. It’s true that exercise will help with all of these, but did you know that keeping fit is also good for mental well being?
Tips For Interacting With and Helping Disabled Veterans
Sadly, over the past ten years, I seem to see more and more veterans in wheelchairs or with artificial limbs. Others have even more severe injuries. These aren't "old guys" with normal ailments, but younger guys too... ones that have sacrificed their youth and vibrancy for the relative peace and prosperity that we enjoy at home. While I think most of us welcome them in our hearts - it is sometimes difficult to express our gratitude to veterans in general... and only gets more awkward when they happen to be disabled. Hopefully these tips will help make things easier the next time you are in a meeting, dinner party, or simply sitting next to each other while waiting for the bus to work.
Science of Chicken Soup: Yeah It Really Helps With Colds
Some people swear by holistic medicine and folk remedies and while I am typically skeptical, you have to admit that the knowledge of hundreds (or thousands) of generations must have some basis in fact. That's the case for chicken soup with regards to treating colds anyhow. With temperatures starting to drop and kids as well as the rest of us crammed inside we all need something to help our immune system get a boost. Besides even without any potential health it simply tastes great as a snack, part of the main meal, or even as the meal itself.
How I Stay Sane and Pass Time on Long Flights
I fly a lot and while on-board entertainment is a lot better than it used to be, flying still is a long boring activity with lots of time and not much to do to fill it. One of my biggest challenges is that being trapped in a metal tube jammed into seats that are more suitable to a 12 year old boy than a nearly 40 year old man is the fact that you can't really move around. For me, that means that my legs get restless and my belly gets rumbly... that unfortunately only makes the situation worse and god help the person in front of me if they steal my space by reclining their seat into my lap!
Benefits of Keeping Your Workout Regimen While Traveling
Sometimes it's easy to forget your workout regimen when you are traveling, but this is when it is even more important. In fact, staying healthy and eating right while on the road can actually help you sleep better and get rid of jetlag faster too. Don't worry though, just because you aren't at home with your gym handy, there are some easy things you can do to maintain your program.
Fitness Tips for Running In Winter
Sure, the weather is great outside right now, but that doesn't mean that now isn't the time to start planning for the winter snow that is just around the corner. Bummer, yeah I know!
Winter is a period when time slows down and laziness sets in. It can be easy to blame your laziness on the weather and kick back and stay indoors but your body is not going to be easy on you just because it’s cold outside. We often sit through the season and find ourselves completely out of shape at the end of winter. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Winter can be a great opportunity to engage in an activity that you usually won’t be able to indulge in.
Why You Must Always Protect Your Ears When Hunting & Shooting
I am a big fan of mancations, but just as important as having fun is keeping everyone safe! Every year my best friends from college who I played sports with always plan a guys weekend where we can all get away for a few days and have a great time with one another.
Guys’ only weekends allow everyone to decompress for a few days and just relax away from the distractions of the office like meetings and appointments and step away from duties as a father, changing diapers and bringing the children to dance and sports.
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