Middle-Aged Men and Heart Disease

Unfortunately, when we think of heart disease the first and only thing that comes to mind is a heart attack. When in reality heart disease encompasses a wide range of maladies, from tumors to angina. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men. Familydoctor.org a website ran by The American Academy of Physicians, states, Heart disease is the leading cause of death among middle-aged and older men.

What is surprising is most heart disease can be avoided by making simple choices in lifestyle and diet. Some risk factors are out of your control, but some can be minimized if not eliminated by making better-informed choices. Although there are many risk factors, three are always in your power to control; these are weight, diet, and exercise.

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in our society and appears to be spreading globally. It seems everywhere you look there is another story expressing concern about the girth of Americans. We all know too much fat, processed food, and sugar can contribute to being overweight, but convenience over health seems to be the order of the day. Some may feel they are too far gone to turn around, but the two remaining factors in your control can help with weight control. It just takes patience, persistence, and a will to change.

Diet has become such a dirty word the mere mention of it sends chills up even the most diligent eaters spine. Getting back to the simplest and original use of the word diet may help to ease the anxiety of changing eating habits for the better. According to Webster’s Dictionary, diet is simply, Food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health.In other words, what you eat, what’s in it, and how you feel after you eat it. By adding more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to your diet, you will make great strides in improving your overall health, which in turn will improve your weight.

The last factor, of course, is exercise. Contrary to the hype on television infomercials, you cannot eat all you want and not exercise. Exercise is vital for a healthy heart. The Physical Activity for Everyone section of the CDC website cites the 2008 Physical Guidelines for Americans as stating, Adults need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health- aerobic and muscle-strengthening. The recommended amounts are 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week and two or more days of muscle-strengthening activities a week. They even suggest breaking it up into ten-minute bouts if the whole time is a bit much at first. The required time is not a lot when you think about it, but very beneficial.

Men – Time to Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Look – Without Surgery!

Guys – I’ve got a big news alert for you. That Marlboro man, Clint Eastwood, “rough”, worn down by life look – it’s out. Very out. And it’s been out for a long while now. Sun-damaged, rough, weathered, tough looking skin does not look good on Robert Redford and it doesn’t look good on you or anyone else for that matter. Shouldn’t your face evoke a healthy, robust, youthful image with softer, smoother skin and a spirit of energy and confidence?

Well you can have that look, without any surgery, recovery or significant down time. An amazing technological breakthrough happened kind of quietly while you were thinking how you would never get Botox, or a laser treatment, or forget about a face lift. Although no surgery or invasive methods are involved, the results are real, long-lasting and extremely satisfying. Men are increasingly discovering this procedure and looking great. I think it’s time for you too. We can get you there: a softer, smoother, refreshed appearance in just a matter of weeks. No incisions, no aftercare, no surgical risks-this is MicroNeedling Skin Rejuvenation-one of the most popular and one of the most effective facial rejuvenation procedures available in you plastic surgeon’s office today.

MicroNeedling Skin Rejuvenation has a bit of a scary sounding name but the treatment actually feels like nothing more than a little buzzing sensation on the surface of the skin. The treatments – almost like a high-tech super mini-acupuncture for the face – stimulate your facial skin to ramp up its collagen production. This results in improving the elastic tone of the skin; increasing firmness, tightness and smoothness. The skin gets a healthier look and it also feels smoother and softer to the touch. No chemicals, no lasers, no wounds, no incisions! There is nothing to “heal” but the changes are “real”!

MicroNeedling is performed in complete privacy, right in your Plastic Surgeon’s office as an outpatient. No operating room, no surgicenter. The Microneedling process is performed with a pen-like device which creates microchannels into the skin. Nothing is actually injected; the goal is the stimulation of the dermis. This stimulation releases special active biomolecules which jumpstart collagen production. Collagen is the key component of the facial skin giving it firmness, body, shape, and overall smoothness. Growth factors are also stimulated by this process which improves elastin content – improving tone and diminishing laxity; further enhancing smoothing and firmness. Other than some minor redness for 48 hours or less, there is really no recovery or down-time.

Visible improvements are often obvious in 1-2 weeks but amazingly, the results continue to gain momentum for many weeks. Most men will see positive rejuvenating effects ongoing for some 6-12 months!

A smoother, fresher, rejuvenated look with MicroNeedling Skin Rejuvenation can easily and simply be yours. Just say today is the day and you can start. There are no scheduling hassles, no labs, no bloodwork, no time off from work. This is a simple walk-in/walk-out office treatment. Your board certified plastic surgeon and certified esthetician are your properly qualified expert guides for this journey. Start with a professional evaluation and consultation and then continue right through your treatments with these experts. Guys-this MicroNeedling Skin Rejuvenation thing really works. Take charge of your life and get it done – you will be glad you did!