Health, Fitness, & Grooming Archives - Mocha Man Style
Why Taking Care of Your Eyes is Important to Your Overall Health
I’ve always had excellent vision. I used to brag that Superman called me when his super-vision wasn’t strong enough. I enjoyed perfect eyesight well into my early thirties, but things changed when I turned 35. I started to notice that signs more than 20 feet away were blurry. I... Read more
7 Self-Care Practices for Men That Will Improve Your Mental Health
Let’s face it. Every day, we’re under a tremendous amount of pressure to provide for our families, manage our relentless work responsibilities, maintain our health and fitness, and never show any sign of weakness. That’s an incredible amount of stress to deal with. To make matters worse, we often... Read more
6 Summer Skin Care Tips for Men
Taking care of your skin is an essential part of being healthy. Unfortunately, many men’s skin care regimen extends no further than a bar of soap, body wash, and some aftershave. “Men need to pay closer attention to their skin,” said Tim McComsey is a personal trainer, registered dietitian.... Read more
My Story as a Stroke Survivor + Tips on How to Identify and Prevent a Stroke
Many people were saddened by the deaths of actor Luke Perry and director John Singleton. Both men were in the primes of the lives and died from massive strokes. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death for adults in the United States and the leading cause of disability.... Read more
Is Intermittent Fasting Safe?
You’ve probably heard about intermittent fasting, and you might be wondering if this popular eating trend is safe for everyone. Here’s a look at how it works and how to decide if you should give it a try. What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is a fairly basic concept:... Read more
Men’s Health Month: A Doctor Discusses Hypertension
This post is sponsored post by Omron. All opinions are my own. Statistics show that African Americans develop high blood pressure at younger ages than other groups, and African-Americans are more likely to develop complications associated with hypertension. Today more than 40% of African American men and women have hypertension... Read more
Act F.A.S.T. to Recognize and React to Stroke
This post is sponsored by Omron. All opinions are my own. When I was a teenager, my grandfather moved in with us. This was not his decision, mind you. All his life, he had been a strong, independent man and the thought of having others care for him was... Read more
How I’m Making Lifestyle Changes to Help Reduce my Blood Pressure
This is a sponsored post by Omron Healthcare. All opinions are my own. Throughout my life, I’ve tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, there was a period when my work/life balance was out of whack and my health suffered. During this period, I was traveling a lot for... Read more
Going for Zero Challenge – Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers
In 2017, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new scientific guidelines for blood pressure. Previously your blood pressure was considered high if it was 140/90. The new guidelines have reduced that threshold to 130/80. Now more than 103 million Americans (46%) are classified as hypertensive. High blood... Read more
The Truth About Depression in Black Men
Many black men deal with depression, but few are actually willing to talk about it. As men, we believe that we have to be strong and in control of our emotions at all times. When we feel hopeless, helpless, or overwhelmed by despair we tend to deny it or cover... Read more