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. 

March 10, 2023

Men's Health

The importance of strong friendships only grows as men age

There are many health benefits of strong friendships including a reduced risk of depression, high blood pressure and an unsafe body mass index. But men can have a difficult time maintaining or creating friendships as they age. Experts suggest attending events that offer the potential to meet new people or making a point to reach out to old friends.

February 20, 2023

Men's Health

John Fetterman's decision to seek help for depression should be a tipping point for other men to do likewise

Sen. John Fetterman, of Pennsylvania, checked himself into a hospital last week to seek treatment for clinical depression. By doing so, he may help shift male attitudes toward mental health, legitimizing mental health as a medical condition. For generations, men have seen depression as a sign of weakness.

February 10, 2023

Men's Health

Brain supplements are big business, but there are more proven ways to preserve one's memory

Many baby boomers are likely to be enticed by over-the-counter memory supplements, which fall under the banner of nootropics. But there is little scientific evidence to suggest these supplements actually work. Doctors say the best way to keep the mind sharp as one ages is to eat healthy, exercise often and do challenging activities like crossword puzzles.

January 27, 2023

Men's Health

Want to live longer? Eating a plant-heavy diet is a proven method

People who follow diets built around whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes reduce their chances of dying from cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory and neurodegenerative conditions, according to new research published by the American Medical Association shows. This gives people a clear direction to select a healthy diet within a framework that provides the flexibility to enjoy the occasional treat or alcoholic beverage.

January 13, 2023

Men's Health

Here's how men can support their partners during menopause

Menopause can test the strength of relationships, experts say. That makes it imperative for men to find ways to support their partners in the process. Experts suggest men empathize more with their partners' needs, offer support and understanding, and not take their partners' behaviors too personally. They also should offer reassurance, pay complements and show affection.

December 30, 2022

Men's Health

American men have the tools to improve their overall health in the new year, despite a poor showing in 2022

The new year marks a time to look backward and forward. Though 2022 was not a stellar year for men's health, there were some advancements – the growth of lifestyle medicine and the breaking down of mental health stigmas, among them – that can serve as building blocks in 2023.

December 17, 2022

Men's Health

Lifestyle medicine is gaining attention as an essential pathway to good health

Lifestyle medicine – a medical specialty that emphasizes behavioral changes as the primary treatment for chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity – is gaining attention in the health care industry, as evidenced by Humana's partnership with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Humana is offering its in-network providers free lifestyle medication certifications through the ACLM.

December 1, 2022

Men's Health

Holiday gatherings place the inspiration for healthy living – family and friends – right in front of people

The holiday season – specifically gatherings with family and friends – provides a classic case study in social motivation and that pathway to a healthy lifestyle. Too many men miss the value of the loving relationships surrounding them and fail to recognize their inspiration for eating healthier and exercising more often is right in front of them.

November 18, 2022

Men's Health

The growth of remote jobs offers workers opportunities to adopt healthy lifestyles

Remote work poses an interesting question: Is it good for your health? In short, it depends. With discipline and diligence, employees who work from home can incorporate exercise into their days, identify ways to eat a healthy diet and carve out time for rest and recovery.

November 4, 2022

Men's Health

Motivation often can be found in life's small moments – like a casual dinner with grown children

Routine social activities can maintain our motivation in between life's major occurrences. These connections can fuel the health and happiness we all seek. Yes, there is motivation in the mundane. You just need to find it.

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