Men: Do You Suffer from Low Testosterone? 

In a physical sense, testosterone is what makes a man a man. It makes his voice deeper, his muscles larger and is responsible for his sex drive.

Testosterone levels tend to peak for men in their 20s. By the time a man reaches his 30s, he’s more likely to experience low testosterone.

A man who has low testosterone is subject to various symptoms. Awareness of these symptoms makes it possible to get tested for low testosterone and seek treatment.

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Personal Trainers – Why Lab Testing is a Must for Your Clients

As any experienced personal trainer knows, good health comes from a variety of habits like eating right and exercising regularly.

However, it’s possible to move clients beyond the basics by encouraging them to have lab tests. Lab tests that are performed at the beginning of a fitness regimen provide a baseline, telling your client about the state of their health. As they progress in their training, they can go in for lab tests to track their progress. Seeing their cholesterol numbers drop and their cardiovascular health improve is the motivation clients need to keep them on the path toward health.

Here are some of the lab testing services we recommend for individuals working with personal trainers.

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Diet & Exercise Prove Effective in Diabetes Prevention

Per the CDC, 29.1 million Americans — 9.3% of the population — had diabetes as of 2012. Many of these — up to 8.1 million — are undiagnosed.

Clearly, diabetes prevention needs to be a priority for all Americans. Some recent research is shedding light on what is the most effective preventative measure against the disease: diet and exercise.

Here’s what you should know about the study results.

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Stroke Prevention Tips Everyone Should Know

May is American Stroke Month. As part of this initiative, ARCpoint Labs is sharing stroke prevention tips.

First, the basics on strokes: a stroke is like an attack on the brain, and it’s an event that nearly 800,000 Americans experience every year. Strokes happen when blood isn’t able to circulate to the brain, causing blood cells to die. Knowing the warning signs of a stroke and understanding stroke prevention can mean avoiding this particularly hazardous condition.

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The Basics on Testicular Cancer Every Man Should Know

We’ve written briefly about testicular cancer on Your Health Your Choice before, pointing out that all men should conduct regular self-examinations to catch the disease before it progresses too far.

Since April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, we want to provide a little more information about this form of cancer. We’re sharing the key facts all men should know, including signs and risk factors of testicular cancer and preventative measures to take.

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How to Start Your Diet Off Right

It seems like eating a healthier diet is on a lot of people’s minds. Whether you want to lose weight or hope to be fitter in the future, your diet can make a big difference when it comes to whether or not you achieve your goals.

No matter what diet you decide to pursue, it helps to know where you are so you can decide where you want to be.

Here’s how we approach dieting at ARCpoint Labs — and why we think our way is the healthy way to lose weight.

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Celebrate National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time for individuals to learn more about colorectal cancer, particularly its risk factors.

Since early detection leads to early treatment, preventing the spread and severity of cancer, educating yourself on colorectal cancer is one of the most important ways to celebrate this month.

Along with learning more about this disease, there are other key ways to participate in this awareness holiday.

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

February is American Heart Health Month, an awareness designation we like to call attention to every year.

We’ve compiled a hearty (ha, ha!) list of resources on heart health, ranging from the basics on heart disease and prevention to how cholesterol relates to heart health.

In case you don’t have much time for browsing our articles, though, we’ve also made a list of 4 quick ways you can improve your heart health starting now. Your heart health is your choice — so follow our advice below!

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Learn the Basics on Congenital Heart Defects

Since Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, it only makes sense that the week leading up to the day is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week.

We’ve written extensively about heart disease in general — from the basics to prevention to heart healthy foods — but never more specifically about congenital heart defects. Since they are the most common form of birth defects, affecting 40,000 babies in the US annually, it’s important that people know about congenital heart defects.

Today, we’re providing basic information on congenital heart defects, including prevention.

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Learn Your Thyroid Disease Basics for Thyroid Awareness Month

Every January, we celebrate Thyroid Awareness Month. It’s the perfect time to learn the basics about the thyroid, its functions, and what health problems thyroid issues can cause.

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