Let's go right for the "shocker" question.
Do you have trouble performing in the bedroom?
You're not alone.
It's estimated by most experts that 1 in 10 men worldwide suffers from erectile dysfunction (ED), which is an inability to get or maintain an erection.
By age 70, from 40 to 60 percent of men have the condition.
That means probably half of the guys you hang around with have some sort of problem with the polarity of their pickle.
If this sounds like you, then here is some quick and easy health advice.................. Check your middle.
Belly fat doesn't just spell trouble for your heart and blood vessels.
Having a spare tire is horrible for your love life, too.
This goes for both guys and gals.
Deep abdominal fat, known as Omentum fat, takes up residence around your liver and other vital organs.
When fat is released from the Omentum, some of it goes straight to your liver and then on to your arteries.
Omentum fat can do serious damage to your blood vessels.
Clogged arteries and blood vessels reduce blood flow not just to your heart, but also to other critical organs, including your genitals.
Without good circulation down there, men can have trouble getting or maintaining an erection.
Both men and women need increased blood flow in sensitive areas to maximize sexual pleasure.
The good news?
It doesn't take much to turn up your fat-burning furnace and get your energy levels, self-esteem, and sex life back on track.
Here are four easy steps to lose belly fat fast:
"Thoughts come clearly while one walks" ~Thomas Mann
You have heard me talk about this in past blogs.
A morning walk is a great way to help you get a good night's sleep.
Walking is also one of the best exercises for minimizing that gut.
Taking a brisk 30-minute walk every day helps keep your fat cells from expanding.
It really doesn't take that much effort and it really is relaxing and fun.
You can burn even more belly fat by adding 10 minutes of weight training twice a week.
Increasing muscle mass will definitely shrink your middle even faster.
"The waist is a terrible thing to mind" - Tom Wilson
Don't allow your bathroom scale to be your weight director.
Waist size may be a better indicator of health than the numbers on your bathroom scale.
Your waist should be a little less than half the number of inches in your height.
As a general rule, anytime a man's waist size reaches 40 inches, his health and sex life are at risk.
A woman's waist should be no more than 36 inches.
"Americans have more food to eat than any other people and more diets to keep them from eating it" - Yogi Berra
When it comes to foods that burn belly fat, you can't beat whole grains.
And it's a pretty simple trade-off.
Just replace some of the processed foods in your diet with three daily servings of 100% whole-grain cereals, breads, and pasta to lose inches off your waist.
"The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep" - W. C. Fields
In one study, dieters who slept 8.5 hours a night lost twice as much fat and retained more lean muscle compared with the folks in the study who slept only 5.5 hours nightly.
The longer sleepers also burned an extra 114 calories a day.
That type of additional calorie burn can translate into as much as 10 extra pounds lost a year!
"There's no dirt like pay dirt" - Ron Wolfley
Losing that spare tire isn't just about getting healthy.
It's about living a better life and feeling your best, too.
Let's face it -- few things feel as good as a little extra room in your waistband.
And looking in the mirror and liking what you see is a pretty great feeling, too.
If you found today’s blog helpful, interesting, or even funny, I bet your friends would too.
It's easy to tell them about it.
Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.
The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!
Thanks for joining me..........................................................