Louis Bezich

Louis Bezich

Louis Bezich is author of "Crack the Code: 10 Proven Secrets that Motivate Healthy Behavior and Inspire Fulfillment in Men Over 50." He serves as senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Cooper University Health Care, and is an adjunct professor in the Graduate Department of Public Policy and Administration at the Camden campus of Rutgers University. He also sits on various public, non-profit and corporate boards and has published numerous articles in the field of public administration and health. He is a contributing author to "Corporate Lawbreaking and Interactive Compliance," edited by Jay A. Sigler and Joseph E. Murphy. 

September 24, 2021

Men's Health

Reconnecting with loved ones can provide a much-needed boost to your well-being

Positive impacts on your well-being can come in many forms. For the Bezich family, it came as a weekend reunion filled with laughter, recollections and joy. Shared experiences – and recalling old ones – boosted the spirits of the five siblings and their mother.

September 13, 2021

Men's Health

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the power of social contagion and its ability to spur healthy behaviors

People can be motivated to change their lifestyles, dump unhealthy behaviors and adopt healthy practices. But people are more likely to maintain these behaviors if they have the support of their social network — a social contagion.

August 27, 2021

Men's Health

An encore career can increase your motivation to live healthy

The encore career — a vocation that begins in the second half of life — allows retirees to earn part-time wages and reap the social and psychological benefits of a job without the limitations of full-time work. It also can provide incentives — and purpose — to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

August 13, 2021

Men's Health

A plant-based diet offers flexibility while providing a slew of health benefits

Finding the best diet is as intense as ever as COVID-19 spurs many Americans to rethink their health. There are thousands of dietary programs, but plant-based diets are gaining interest. The Mediterranean diet, and others, carry various health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and colon cancer.

July 29, 2021

Men's Health

Hot weather can make outdoor exercise a challenge — but it can be overcome

The summer weather can make exercising outdoors a challenge, but it's not impossible. Health experts recommend people properly hydrate, avoid working out at midday, wear light-weight clothing and take rest breaks.

July 16, 2021

Men's Health

Summer swims offer an opportunity to dive into a healthy workout routine

Swimming regularly can lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve sleep patterns. Water-based exercises also are among the most effective ways to burn calories and increase energy levels. Swimming also allows people to work out without joint or muscle pain.

July 1, 2021

Men's Health

Can financial incentives motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles? Possibly

Proponents of behavioral economics argue that financial incentives can be leveraged to overcome poor habits and spur healthy practices. But do they work? Some research suggests they may help motivate people, but others find intrinsic inspiration.

June 18, 2021

Men's Health

The best Father's Day gift may be nudging your dad to adopt healthy habits

June is Men's Health Month. Proponents have traditionally used Father's Day as an opportunity to highlight the need for men to take better care of themselves, playing off a man's heightened awareness for longevity when surrounded by family. Children can play a critical role in encouraging their dads to adopt healthy lifestyles.

June 4, 2021

Men's Health

Men, it's time to make the routine doctor's visit a habit

Men are notorious for avoiding the doctor. But there's no rational reason for this behavior. Annual physicals are the best way to discover any underlying health issues because doctors are trained to detect symptoms of problematic issues. Plus, early detection offers the best chances of overcoming an illness.

May 20, 2021

Men's Health

Drinking water does more than keep your body hydrated

Drinking water is one of the most basic aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Water regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, prevents infections and delivers nutrients. Most U.S. adults get close to the amount they need each day through direct intake and food. But you don't necessarily need to drink eight glasses each day.

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