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, strategic alliances with 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. 

February 26, 2021

Men's Health

The hug is a healthy practice worth reviving after the COVID-19 pandemic

The hug is one of the rare behaviors that feels good and provides health benefits. Scientific research has found hugs lower the risk of illness, lower blood pressure and reduce stress. It's worth keeping them around once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

February 11, 2021

Men's Health

Cold showers can benefit your wellness, if you can endure them

Hydrotherapy — including cold showering — provide an array of potential health benefits The scientifically grounded gains range from healthier skin and weight loss, to improved circulation and resiliency. The more hypothetical benefits include depression relief, impact on tumor growth and increased testosterone.

January 29, 2021

Men's Health

Keep the fires of fitness burning in the face of continuous change

Adapting to change can be challenging — even without a pandemic. But resilience allows people to recognize growth opportunities amid the stress. And personal agility helps them feel in charge, secure and confident, enabling them to roll with life's curve balls.

January 15, 2021

Men's Health

Stay mentally sharp as you age through exercise and a lively social life

To prevent mental decline, experts advise exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, eating a Mediterranean diet, staying mentally active and remaining socially involved. Men are at higher risk to develop Alzheimer's disease and their cognitive abilities tend to decline at a steeper rate than women.

January 1, 2021

Men's Health

Make lifestyle changes to improve your health in 2021 – the pandemic proves you can

Americans adopted new lifestyle habits in 2021 – the coronavirus pandemic proved this. People altered their behaviors tremendously to avoid COVID-19. But will those lessons lead to other healthy lifestyle changes, like diet and fitness modifications?

December 18, 2020

Men's Health

Optimism can be hard to conjure, but it's a powerful tool for the days ahead

Can you become optimistic? Yes. Experts recommend smiling more, reframing situations and building resiliency. The benefits of a positive attitude are myriad: increased life span, less depression, less distress, better cardiovascular health and better coping skills.

December 3, 2020

Men's Health

Don't let your relationship become a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic

Here are some tips for maintaining – or restoring – a healthy relationship as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and stress continues to mount. Experts suggest verbalizing feelings and worries, giving one another space, and shifting the focus to what's controllable and positive.

November 25, 2020

Men's Health

Exercise provides an antidote to poor health – but few older men get enough

Exercise lowers the risk of heart attack, many types of cancer and age-related injuries. With COVID-19 fatigue setting in and stress particularly high, it's important to reiterate the benefits of regular aerobic and strength-building exercises for middle-aged men.

November 4, 2020

Men's Health

Is it finally time for a federal Office of Men's Health?

Efforts to establish an Office of Men's Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has fallen flat. But the Office of Women's Health, has helped improve health outcomes for decades. And gender disparities point to a need to improve the messaging on men's health.

October 23, 2020

Men's Health

A gray divorce may improve your health, but there are many factors to consider

The divorce rate among U.S. adults ages 50 and older has roughly doubled since the 1990s. Does the trend of gray divorce represent a stamp of approval for older men who are contemplating a split from their spouse? Or, is this just the last hurrah of a bunch of self-centered baby boomers who can’t commit to the sacrifice required in a relationship?

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