Health, fitness, grooming

7 Ways to Reduce Stress

7 Ways to Reduce Stress

At my last annual check-up, the nurse took my vital signs, wrote a few things on my chart, and told me to sit on the exam table. As my feet dangled over the edge and the paper crinkled beneath me,…

Maintaining My 90-Day Heart Health Routine During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Maintaining My 90-Day Heart Health Routine During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Omron. All opinions are my own. What a difference a month can make. In early March, I was making plans to significantly change my lifestyle to improve my heart health, and then COVID-19 totally…

My Journey Towards Better Heart Health

My Journey Towards Better Heart Health

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by OMRON. All opinions are my own. I recently celebrated my 50th birthday. Living half a century makes you take a deep assessment of your life especially concerning your health. I must admit that I…

The Barbershop Can Save Your Life

The Barbershop Can Save Your Life

The barbershop is a special place. Not only can you get a shave and a haircut, but you can also make friends, watch the game, and participate in lively discussions on politics, sports, popular culture, and relationships. During one visit…

6 Ways to Prevent Post Workout Acne

6 Ways to Prevent Post Workout Acne

Getting a great workout usually leaves you looking and feeling fantastic. That is unless you find that going to the gym causes your acne to flare up. Of course, you want to stay fit, but sacrificing clear skin doesn’t seem…

3 Tools to Help You Up Your Beard Grooming Game for the New Year

3 Tools to Help You Up Your Beard Grooming Game for the New Year

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wahl. All opinions are my own. Let’s be honest. Beard grooming is a lot of work. You have to comb it, brush it, wash it, moisturize it, and our course, trim it regularly. However,…

It’s Never Too Late for Men to Start a Skincare Routine

It’s Never Too Late for Men to Start a Skincare Routine

We’ve all seen those guys who—despite pushing 50—look like they could easily pass for 30. What’s their secret to aging so gracefully? While genetics and a healthy lifestyle probably have something to do with it, the real secret to their…

5 Reasons Why Men Should Get an Annual Exam

5 Reasons Why Men Should Get an Annual Exam

Most guys wouldn’t think of neglecting their cars. They regularly get the oil changed, rotate the tires, and get tune-ups to keep their vehicles in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, many guys aren’t as diligent when it comes to maintaining their bodies.…

Tespo Vitamin Pods and Health Dispenser Review

Tespo Vitamin Pods and Health Dispenser Review

A while ago, I dated a woman who was a fitness competitor. When I met her, she had won three championships and was training for her fourth. During our time together, many of our dates included working out at the…

Why Taking Care of Your Eyes is Important to Your Overall Health

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…

Self-Care for Men: 7 Practices That Will Improve Your Well-Being

Self-Care for Men: 7 Practices That Will Improve Your Well-Being

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…

My Story as a Stroke Survivor + Tips on How to Identify and Prevent a Stroke

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 their lives and died from massive strokes. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death for adults in…

4 Things You Should Know About Intermittent Fasting

4 Things You Should Know About Intermittent Fasting

  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…

Facts About Hypertension, Heart Health, and Blood Pressure

Facts About Hypertension, Heart Health, and Blood Pressure

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 and many…

Act F.A.S.T. to Recognize and React to Stroke

Act F.A.S.T. to Recognize and React to Stroke

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 unthinkable. However,…

How I’m Making Lifestyle Changes to Help Reduce my Blood Pressure

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.…

Going for Zero Challenge – Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

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…

The Truth About Depression in Black Men

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…

Gifts For Men Who Want to Look and Feel Good

Gifts For Men Who Want to Look and Feel Good

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. All opinions are my own. Last year I ate too much during the holiday season. This fact became evident when my collection of custom-made suits and shirts didn’t fit…

Clark Atlanta University Encourages Prostate Cancer Survivors to Share Stories

Clark Atlanta University Encourages Prostate Cancer Survivors to Share Stories

As men across the country draw attention to health issues by growing facial hair for Movember (see Top 10 Moustaches in African American History), Clark Atlanta University is expanding its Prostate Cancer Registry. The registry encourages prostate cancer survivors to share their…

TRAVEL

Add a Touch of Luxury to Your Travels with Rolls-Royce Wraith Luggage

Add a Touch of Luxury to Your Travels with Rolls-Royce Wraith Luggage

Traveling can be a hassle, but Rolls-Royce wants to make it a little more luxurious.  The automaker has designed the Rolls-Royce Wraith Luggage collection of elegant luggage for today’s discerning…

Things To Do on an Overnight Trip to Santa Barbara, CA

Things To Do on an Overnight Trip to Santa Barbara, CA

Although I’m a proud Texan, I have a secret crush on California. I love the scenery, weather, beaches, and laid-back vibe. Over the years, I’ve visited all of the major…

Newly Renovated Carnival Freedom Arrives In Galveston, TX to Honor Military Families

Newly Renovated Carnival Freedom Arrives In Galveston, TX to Honor Military Families

I must admit that cruising never seemed like an ideal vacation for me. I’m the type of guy who likes to wander and explore while traveling. I like to sample…

The Houston Texans Welcome the Carnival Breeze to Galveston, TX with a Fun Mother’s Day Event

The Houston Texans Welcome the Carnival Breeze to Galveston, TX with a Fun Mother’s Day Event

When Carnival Cruise Line commissions a new ship in Texas, they do it a big way. To celebrate the arrival of the Carnival Breeze, the cruise operator hosted “Moms Dash…

FASHION & STYLE

Get Ready for Winter with These Luxurious Todd Snyder Turtlenecks

Get Ready for Winter with These Luxurious Todd Snyder Turtlenecks

The turtleneck sweater can be both a fashion statement and a wardrobe staple. Beloved by beat poets, jazz musicians, artists, college professors, and visionary CEOs, this versatile article of clothing can…

John Varvatos FW17 Fashion Show

John Varvatos FW17 Fashion Show

John Varvatos brought his vision for the urban, romantic man to the runway in his Fall/Winter 2017 Collection. The “Wild at Heart” lineup features supple leathers, exotic animal-inspired fur finishes, and…

The Brett Johnson Collection Will Make Its Debut at Neiman Marcus

The Brett Johnson Collection Will Make Its Debut at Neiman Marcus

Eponymous menswear line, The Brett Johnson Collection, will debut its 2015 Autumn/Winter Collection this fall at select Neiman Marcus locations across the United States. Designer Brett Johnson, one of the youngest male…

The Iconic Vans Sk8-Hi Sneaker is Updated in New 50th Anniversary Collection

The Iconic Vans Sk8-Hi Sneaker is Updated in New 50th Anniversary Collection

I grew up in the 80s when the Vans sneakers with the checkered patterns were at the height of their popularity. When I paired those with my Jordache jeans and…

autos

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Review

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Review

The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a coveted vehicle. I discovered this fact from a potential…

2021 GMC Sierra Denali Review: A Real Luxury Truck

2021 GMC Sierra Denali Review: A Real Luxury Truck

In places like Miami Beach or L.A., you can impress people by driving around town in a fancy…

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax Review: A Great Work or Family Truck

2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax Review: A Great Work or Family Truck

I spent 20 years in the construction industry and I’ve seen my fair share of tough pickup trucks.…

food

Letter From the Editor: Remembering My Grandmother Through Food

  It’s funny how food can evoke such strong memories. There is a scene…

10 Foods That Will Help You Get Six-Pack Abs

While a steady regime of cardio, weight-lifting, and calisthenics can help you to stay in shape, there is no miraculous way of obtaining six-pack abs. However, there is one thing…

EVENTS

Men’s Health Expo & Blood Drive – Event Photos

I have been an advocate for men’s health for many years. I’ve written dozens of men’s health articles on Mocha Man Style, spoken on panels regarding men’s health, and shared…

Men’s Health Expo and Blood Drive Presented by Reincke Vein Center

Men change the oil in their car every 3,000 miles, but when it comes to their own health, they are reluctant to get a check-up. We aim to change that!…


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