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. 

June 14, 2024

50-Plus Men

Self-control is the foundation to a healthy lifestyle – and it's a skill that can be strengthened with practice

Self-control is at the center of healthy living; it's a discipline that can be strengthened with practice. The American Psychological Association recommends people use 'if-then' statements to help resist unhealthy choices and strengthen self-control.

May 31, 2024

Men's Health

There's no Fountain of Youth, but there are ways to slow the aging process

Your chronological age always keeps ticking upward. But your biological age – defined by the health of your cells – can be altered by exercise and dietary changes, research shows. Additionally, people that feel younger than their chronological age are more likely to report being in good health.

May 17, 2024

Men's Health

The benefits of stretching are many – whether you do so at home or in a studio

Pilates and yoga were the most popular workouts in the United States in 2023, according to ClassPass, a platform for the wellness industry. Stretching has plenty of benefits – it can boost flexibility, reduce injury risk and improve posture.

May 1, 2024

Men's Health

Physical activity offers a litany of health benefits, but finding the motivation to exercise can be hard

Finding the motivation to start and sustain an exercise regimen can be a challenge. New research from the University of Pennsylvania suggests that daily incentives can help people maintain an exercise routine. But some psychologists say intrinsic inspiration is more likely to result in a sustained commitment.

April 19, 2024

Men's Health

Many men have trouble falling asleep, but exercising can help

Regular exercise is one of the best ways to improve your sleep, according to a study in BMJ Open. People who exercised at least twice a week for a total of an hour were less likely to have insomnia symptoms or trouble falling asleep. They also were more likely to get a full night's sleep. And, of course, exercise offers many other health benefits.

April 5, 2024

Men's Health

Running won't help when you're mad, but it offers many psychological benefits

Researchers examining the best ways to reduce anger found that venting through physical activities – including running – actually makes anger worse. But past studies suggest running can reduce anxiety and help people with depression.

March 22, 2024

Men's Health

Exercise isn't enough to counteract the impact of daily soda consumption

You can't exercise your way around bad nutritional habits. Drinking a soda each day increases the risk of cardiovascular disease – regardless of physical activity levels. Even if people meet U.S. exercise guidelines, their risk for heart disease jumps 21% if they drink at least two sugary sweetened beverages a day.

March 7, 2024

Men's Health

Many Americans' health can benefit from behavior changes, but making them is not easy

The benefits of behavior change are getting increased attention as chronic illnesses like obesity and type 2 diabetes increase among Americans. But building healthy habits, including eating healthy and exercising, are hard. But it's not impossible.

February 23, 2024

Men's Health

People are eating more ultra-processed foods than they once did – to the detriment of their health

The federal 2025 dietary guidelines are expected to include recommendations about ultra-processed foods for the first time. Ultra-processed foods contain a patchwork of ingredients, additives and preservatives designed to add flavor and a longer shelf life, including fats, starches, sugars, salts and hydrogenated oils. They have been linked to cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

February 9, 2024

Men's Health

Our lifespans have grown over last 100 years, but there's room to boost the quality of our lives

A long lifespan is great, but more attention is being given to healthspan, the period of life spent in good health, free from the chronic diseases and disabilities of aging. The best way to increase one's healthspan is through lifestyle changes like healthy eating, physical activity and preventative health care.

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