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. 

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.

January 26, 2024

Men's Health

Building healthy habits takes motivation, creativity and a dose of reality

Most people give up on their New Year's resolutions within a few weeks or months. But there are ways to build sustainable habits. Experts recommend setting achievable goals, sharing them with loved ones and rewarding yourself. Creativity and flexibility go a long way, too.

January 12, 2024

Men's Health

Too many men avoid getting an annual physical. But it could be lifesaving

Many men are reluctant to seek out medical care, but preventive care can be lifesaving. Health experts recommend that men should receive regular physical examinations. Yet, masculine norms remain a huge impediment to men getting the care they need. Other men avoid their doctors because they fear discovering a problem.

December 29, 2023

Men's Health

Men chipped away at cultural norms that keep them from being healthier in 2023, but greater change is needed

Many men rejected stereotypical views of masculinity, pursued their dreams and leveraged their most personal emotional experiences to motivate healthy behavior in 2023. But men still need to adopt widespread changes to improve the state of their health. Climbing rates of obesity and diabetes, a continuing aversion to preventive health, and alarming data on suicide and addiction are evidence of that need.

December 15, 2023

Men's Health

For some men, rewriting the 'holiday script' may prove beneficial to their mental well-being

The holidays are expected to be full of joy and happiness, but they bring added strain to many men – and masculine norms call for them to harbor those feelings. Health experts encourage men to talk about their feelings and to consider ditching holiday traditions that bring too much stress. Charting a new course may prove beneficial to their mental well-being.

November 30, 2023

Men's Health

Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro has a playbook to ensure he's in good health, and it's one other men should adopt

Philadelphia Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro's commitment to living healthy is partly driven by the deaths of his parents, experiences that made him cherish his life. The 58-year-old schedules regular doctors visits for preventive care, eats healthy and routinely exercises to ensure he has the quality of life he wants and gains the longevity to enjoy life with his wife and two children.

November 17, 2023

Men's Health

For many men, the holidays are time for overindulgence, but they also can be a launch pad to a healthy lifestyle

The holidays lead many men to overindulge on food and alcohol. But they make a great time for men to lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Social gatherings during the season showcase one of the chief motivating factors for adopting healthy habits – to enjoy cherished relationships for years to come.

November 3, 2023

Men's Health

Grieving the death of a loved one is hard, and many men struggle to realize how it affects their lives

How should men protect their own health when coping with loss or intense stress? Experts recommend talking about death, expressing one's feelings, helping others and, in time, celebrating the lives of people lost. Eating healthy and exercising can help counter the physical affects of grief.

October 20, 2023

Men's Health

Many men believe they're living healthy, but their lifestyles suggest otherwise

A recent survey from the Cleveland Clinic shows that many men perceive themselves to be living healthy, but far fewer actually have healthy habits. Here are five steps men can take to change their lifestyles, including preventive health measures, attitude adjustments and increased physical activity.

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