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As mentioned in Men’s Health I, there are 4 main areas of wellness that should be considered with men, these are: the cardiovascular system and stress management, sleep habits, exercise support, and prostate and sexual health.  In today’s study, I will address sleep habits and exercise support.

Sleep Habits
Sleep is vital to our health and well-being, yet many struggle to get a good night’s rest.  In my newsletter of Aug. 10, 2022, I discussed the importance of sleep and how much it can affect our health.  

In short, too little sleep greatly impacts our health in many ways, and over time, it can lead to serious health issues, such as:

  • Brain damage
  • Depression
  • Accelerated aging
  • High blood sugar levels and an increased risk of diabetes
  • Weight gain, especially around the abdomen
  • Increased risk of cancer by altering the balance of hormones in your body
  • Weakening of the immune system
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Speed up tumor growth (tumors grow two to three times faster in laboratory animals with severe sleep dysfunctions)

In two newsletters,  November 2, 2021 and November 9, 2021  I go over the 6 Root Causes of sleep problems. 

Although women seem to have more sleep problems in general, men tend to have sleep problems from lifestyle and injuries. 

Lifestyle – burning the midnight oil, staying up late, working night shifts, drinking & drugs, working two jobs and not having enough time to sleep, taking energy drinks or other forms of pick-me-ups, pushing oneself beyond what is healthy.
Injuries – concussions and any form of head injuries can greatly affect one’s sleep.

Exercise Support
In the book, The Agebeaters and their Universal Currency for Immortality, Dr. Joel Wallach and Dr. Ma Lan go into detail as to what helps people live to 100.  It is shocking, but with the exception of three black athletes from the old “Negro Baseball League” days (20s and 30s), there has never been a professional athlete ever live to 100. In fact the average professional athlete lives to be 62, while the average “couch potato” lives to be 78. This is due to the fact that when one works out they sweat out nutrients, particularly essential minerals. If these are not replaced, disaster is inevitable. Water, soft drinks, tea, and Gator-Aid is not enough.  Exercise without supplementation is suicide!  In fact, thousands of young Americans under the age of 35 who work out or train regularly die suddenly each year. Fortunately, there are many good supplements and nutritional products available both for pre or post workout.  The best choices are plant based as these are more easily assimilated.  Whole food nutrition is always better then supplements. 

Recommendations:  Juice+ products, Herbs4You Blood Dirt, The Greens, or Wild Berry Powder, Garden of Life products.  It is best to stay away from whey based products.

I trust this series has been helpful to you.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

We’re here to help YOU!
Amy Willis MH, CTN


About the Author

Amy Willis M.H., CTN

Master Herbalist, Board Certified Naturopath
Amy is the Owner and Founder of Herbs4You. She is a Master Herbalist from the School of Natural Healing, and Board Certified Naturopath from the American Naturopathic Medical Association. Amy has 30 years experience with herbs and 15 years experience muscle testing.