Men’s Health

Vitality in your forties and beyond

Are you in need of a midlife MOT?

  • Are you stressed and feel like you can’t keep on top of daily life?
  • Are you working long hours and using food as fuel?
  • Do you over-exercise and feel permanently exhausted?
  • Are you overweight, particularly around the middle?
  • Do you drink too much, often using alcohol as a means to wind down?
  • Is your sleep pattern disrupted?
  • Do you have a low libido and can’t understand why?
  • Is your mood generally low?

 

Time to take care

Testosterone levels in men naturally decline with age, but if you are in or above your forties and any of these symptoms sound familiar, you could be unknowingly lowering your testosterone levels even further. You can’t change your genetic blueprint, but you can make lifestyle choices that will have a dramatic impact on how certain genes are expressed, affecting the way you feel each day. If you seem unable to get off the treadmill of daily life and you’re grinding yourself further into the ground, something will eventually snap. Looking after yourself should be an absolute priority; it’s time to take action.

With age comes increased responsibility; modern family life often involves shared childcare responsibilities and a varied role for the father, either with the pressure of financial support or at the other end of the scale, being the primary carer. The ever-changing role of the modern man combined with the stress that this entails can have a detrimental effect, not only on testosterone levels, but on long term health. Add a poor diet into the equation and you are asking for trouble.

Making the right food choices

Your food choices are as important now as ever before.  A diet that is high in sugar will only reduce your testosterone levels even further, which can lead to long term health problems.  It’s all too easy to grab something on the go without making healthy choices and taking a proper break.  Choosing nutritional foods and allowing yourself time away from your desk will also help with digestion, sustaining energy levels throughout the day and increasing your productivity at work.

I can work with you to devise a personalised nutritional programme that is realistic, achievable and specifically tailored to your lifestyle.  Together we will discover healthy foods that you can enjoy and are quick and easy to prepare.  We’ll take it a step at a time, with the end goal of enriching your life and changing the way you feel each day.

Spotting the signs that something is wrong

How I have helped

“I visited Tracey at the start of 2016 having suffered with post viral arthritis for 3 years. Whilst my condition was stable under medication, I wanted other solutions to help nullify this problem. In addition to the frustrations of my illness I was also under great stress at work, which undoubtedly wasn’t helping my general health. Ultimately I wanted a natural approach to help my general wellbeing.

Tracey’s approach was both thorough and considered. We started to adjust my diet slowly with various supplements and some mindfulness added to my daily routine. Now nine months later I have no arthritis symptoms and my medication has reduced considerably. It has been a life changing process. Tracey has been extremely supportive and her guidance through the months has been reassuring, clearly with positive results. Thank you.”

Simon Kay, September 2016

Read more testimonials on men’s health here.

Emotional changes

  • Depression and feeling low
  • Irritability
  • Lowered motivation
  • Loss of confidence
  • Difficulties with concentration

Physical changes

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Weight gain around the middle
  • Body hair loss particularly around the shins
  • Excess sweating
  • Gynaecomastia (enlarged breast tissue)
  • Feeling tired with low energy levels
  • Body struggles to cope with exercise

Sexual function

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sex drive
  • Decreased fertility

Sleep disturbance

  • Difficulties in getting to sleep
  • Waking during the night
  • Often feeling tired in the morning

Conditions related to low testosterone:

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Prostate health
  • Cardio Vascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis

Get in touch

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Contact

Telephone: 07747 780035
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tracey@traceyharpernutrition.co.uk

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Hertfordshire
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