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NEW OBESITY STUDY

From the creators of these global stories, The Breast Forces Study, The Backpack Study and Text Neck Study.

A New Study publishing in Surgical Technology International correlates belly fat per waist circumference and defines spine forces, by the pound.

In the America, more than two-thirds of adults (220 million-plus) are overweight or obese, and childhood obesity affects 13.7 million children. As of 2016, 1.9 billion adults were overweight or obese globally. People now know that obesity is bad for their health.

Obesity, or the fat content of the belly, is associated with inflammation, diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions, metabolic syndrome, and back pain. Adipose tissue is linked to an increased risk of and aggressiveness of cancer.

Our study sought to assess the forces that belly fat exerts on the spine with an increase in waist circumference. Using data from the Dallas Heart Study, Grundy et al. calculated belly fat mass according to waist circumference by ethnicity and sex. Using a finite element analysis, our study specifically placed the abdominal fat masses into position in the abdomen. Then, we calculated the levered forces seen by the spine.

For women, the magnitude of forces generated by abdominal fat to the lumbar spine ranged between 5 to 170 pounds of force in our measurements. By the standard set by the American Heart Association, abdominal obesity in women starts at a thirty-five-inch waist circumference.

For men, the magnitude of forces generated by abdominal fat to the lumbar spine ranged between 3 to 120 pounds of force in our measurements. According to the American Heart Association, abdominal obesity in men begins at a waist circumference of forty inches.

You have to imagine what it feels like to lift this much weight to put these numbers in perspective. The magnitude of these forces is significant. If you are a man with a thirty-eight-inch waist, the excess fat in your abdominal area is equivalent to having nearly thirty pounds of pressure on your spine. For women, a thirty-six-inch waist is close to having forty-eight pounds of pressure on her spine. Imagine walking around all day carrying dumbbells that weighed nearly fifty pounds. That would be equivalent to carrying a large bag of dry dog food, six gallons of water, two cinder blocks, or, as the chart shows, a twin mattress. Not only would it be exhausting but carrying those weights would also cause significant wear and tear on your back.

Your spine is designed to carry your body’s weight. When you are overweight, your spine must assimilate the burden, which may lead to damage. The lower back is most vulnerable to the effects of obesity. In addition, abdominal fat interferes with good posture. Excess weight around the middle can alter the natural curve of the spine. The weight presses on the shock-absorbing discs between vertebrae, which can cause them to become dehydrated, herniated or pinched, or create pressure on nerves that travel through the central canal. In addition, carrying extra weight can strain the muscles and ligaments that support you’re back, and you know what that means, pain.

A literature review shows that fat cells comport an essential variety of metabolic influences. Our waist circumference is related to our metabolic health risks. Abdominal fat is a critical player in health problems. The fat around the abdominal organs, called visceral fat, is more disease-causing than the fat under the skin, called subcutaneous fat, that a person can pinch by hand. This visceral fat is linked to metabolic disturbances, increased cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. The visceral fat leads to an apple-shaped abdomen, while the subcutaneous fat leads to a pear-shaped body.

Fat itself is considered an endocrine organ that is biologically active. Abdominal fat cells disrupt the balance of the body’s normal hormones. Fat cells play a role in inflammation, secrete tumor necrosis factors and interleukin-6, increasing heart disease risk. Furthermore, fat cells blunt the body’s sensitivity to insulin and propagate high blood pressure. Data suggests that adipose tissue has been linked to increased risk and aggressiveness of carcinoma.

Regular physical exercise can help one to lose belly fat. A moderate-intensity physical activity for 30 minutes per day shifts body weight and diminishes belly fat. Proper nutrition and food choices also help.

This paper helps people plan the stress forces seen by the spine as related to the abdominal size. Obesity is then a better-defined factor in the calculus of back pain. The link to abdominal circumference is predictable and relatable to the general public.

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KILT VS TROUSERS – A LONG BATTLE

Are you confused about what you should wear at the next Scottish event you attend? Well, you are at the right place. Here, you will find everything that you need to know before the event regarding kilts for men and trousers. Many Scottish men point out that real men should put on kilts, but younger generations may be more flexible in their wardrobe choices. For example, Jaden Smith is known to rock a kilt on occasion. Of course, the choice differs from person to person–not all of us like the same food, do we? No! Similarly, some may like the kilt and others prefer trousers. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of each, so that you can decide which is most appropriate to wear for your upcoming event.

Men’s Kilts

A kilt is among the earliest and most popular types of Scottish apparel. Men, and even kings, have worn kilts since hundreds of years ago; and they are still a popular part of Scottish culture today. Many men and women–even those who are not located in Scotland–wear kilts as they are a comfortable and versatile part of their wardrobe. So, let’s see exactly why they love wearing kilts so much.

Trousers/Pants

Everyone prefers wearing pants–until the first time they try wearing a kilt for a day. Pants are everywhere in modern fashion, because according to the modern generation, kilts are considered very girlish. We have simply accepted trousers, but the following discussion is going to make pant-wearers reconsider their thoughts.

Comparing Kilts & Trousers

1- Comfort

No matter if you’re wearing a traditional Scottish kilt or a modern utility kilt, it will make you feel pleasantly surprised by its comfortability. In comparison, trousers make you feel bunched up  and limit your movements. Compared to the limited movements trousers allow, your legs get complete freedom to move in kilts.

2- Keeps You Cool in Summer

Kilts keep you cool when the weather is hot, but you may not realize this until you compare wearing both kilts and trousers in the hot climate. You’ll feel your legs drenched in sweat in trousers, whereas kilts keep you unbelievably cool, if you choose the fabric accordingly. When it comes to choosing the most breathable and summer-friendly kilt fabric, you should avoid heavy wool that’s used for traditional Scottish or Irish kilts. Instead, try a sport utility kilt made from a lightweight cotton blend for the most breathable feel.

3. Time Limitation

You can’t wear the same pair of trousers you run errands in to go to a formal event, can you? No! Unlike trousers, there’s no such limitation with the kilts. You can wear kilts anywhere and anytime, as long as you pair it with the appropriate accessories and shoes.

4. In Terms of Health

According to the Scottish Medical Journal, men who wear kilts regularly show better sperm quality and fertility when they plan to have a child. Although there’s not a lot of research-based scientific evidence on the topic, it can be something to be considered.

5. Makes You Feel Good About Yourself

Surprisingly, men’s kilts can have positive effects on men’s mental health, making them feel an improved sense of masculinity and pride. According to the Scottish Medical Journal, psychological benefits like these can help men feel more confident. Kilts give men the confidence they need to achieve their personal, as well as relationship, goals. Kilts may help men grow as a person. If you’re suffering from a lack of confidence, I’d suggest you try wearing a kilt–you may be surprised by the positive changes.

Benefits of the Kilt

●      Adjustable fit: kilts allow you to adjust their size according to natural body changes and/or preferred comfortability.

●      No bunching & bending: No more bunching and bending in clothing material will allow you to feel relaxed and free.

●      Keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter: Kilts can keep you cool in summer and maintain your body heat in winter, depending on the fabric. Especially in the summers, kilts can help make a hot summer’s day even more fun. Kilts are a perfect choice for any weather.

●      Health: The design of kilts provide the most breathable option for an outfit. The ventilation helps keep your private parts’ temperature regulated, which can lead to higher sperm counts and higher fertility. A kilt also looks attractive­­, which will keep your partners’ attention on you and, in turn, helps maintaining your relationship goals.

Benefits of Wearing Trousers

●      Trousers are appropriate in all situations. We cannot deny the fact that kilts can be inappropriate to wear in some specific places (usually due to religious or cultural differences,) so trousers come to the rescue.

●      Freedom of movement: Just in case you have to stand on your head, there is no risk of indecent exposure with your trousers, unlike kilts.

●      Keep your calves warm: Long pants cover your calves. We can’t deny the fact that trousers beat out kilts when it comes to keeping your calves warm.

●      Health: An advantage of trouser is that long pants can keep your legs safe from harmful UV rays.

Conclusion

No one can tell whether kilts or trousers are better, as it differs from person to person. In my opinion, it shouldn’t matter which you choose, but you should consider trying on both garments. If you haven’t at least tried a kilt before, you should give it a shot. Once you do, it is likely that you may never want to turn back. In the end, whichever makes you feel more comfortable, confident, and happy is what you should wear. 

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Nic Tailor

Nic Tailor is a new custom men’s underwear brand, (customizable online), that is changing the game of the undergarment industry by setting a philanthropic standard. The brand was founded by North Carolina natives Cal Mosack and Nolan Mills, along with Audie Cooper, a former designer for Ralph Lauren, taking the lead on the creative.

The trio sought out to create underwear for men made from high quality fabric, that was uniquely fit to your measurements, alleviating any discomfort or the need to adjust due to movement. In September of last year, Nic Tailor partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Actor Peter Facinelli, for a campaign to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Images of the actor went viral, making headlines as he stripped down to nothing but a pair of Nic Tailors for the campaign; one that hits particularly close to home for the actor, and a cause he is passionate in spreading awareness for.

Nic Tailor’s efforts to raise awareness continues, with a portion of their sales being directly donated to the prostate cancer foundation.  They also just introduced the Dry Fly brief for men who have battled prostate cancer.

The company explains its premise perfectly on its site: “At one time or another, most guys complain about their underwear,” it states. “It never seems to fit quite right because it’s only available in S-M-L-XL sizes. What about your weight, shape, and well, other measurements? Wouldn’t it be great if there were customized underwear? Well now, we figured, with the customizing capabilities of the internet, we could create underwear that is made to your exact size and shape.” Nic Tailor, short for “tailored knickers,” takes into consideration butt size, groin size…everything that makes people different.

“We felt there was a need for a true custom underwear product that was 100 percent made in the USA,” says Audie Cooper.  “If you’re going to pay for a premium pair of underwear you should not be limited to S, M, L, or XL. Our brand is especially great for the guy who sits for long periods of time, athletes, or those guys who have large buns.”

And with prices ranging between $38 and $51, Cooper notes that customers keep coming back for more. For spring, the brand is working on a traditional boxer product versus the boxer briefs it sells now. Cooper also says he is working on developing a new fabric that will allow the brand to offer more color selection and prints.

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Which Country Should I Choose for My Treatment?

Having a good appearance is definitely something everyone wants, and losing hair doesn’t make this easy. If you’re losing hair and would love to get your perfect look back, FUE hair transplant Turkey is just what you need.

Turkey has become one of the most popular places to get hair transplant surgery or any other surgery for that matter. These days, people from different parts of the world visit Turkey on medical tourism because apart from getting a surgical procedure, you can also take the time to have a fantastic vacation. Plus, Turkey offers world-class procedures in state-of-the-art hospitals that also boast of some of the best doctors around.

Now, if you’re losing hair, Turkey should be the first place on your mind to get a hair transplant surgery. Getting a hair transplant surgery is the best way to stop hair loss and get a head full of hair.

A hair transplant surgery is actually the only way to put a permanent end to hair loss. Fue hair transplant is the most used method of hair transplant these days. As a matter of fact, it is also the best and most efficient hair transplant technique currently used.

FUE Hair Transplant

FUE refers to Follicular Unit Extraction and is a hair transplant technique that involves extracting follicular unit grafts from a patient’s bald resistant donor areas and then transplanting them into the balding or thinning areas of the patient’s scalp.

Normally, micro-motors that contain special leads are used to extract the follicular unit grafts from the patient’s donor area.

Countries where you can have a hair transplant surgery 

India 

Recently, India is one of the most popular countries to carry out hair transplant surgery. A very large number of men and women in this country want a change of appearance, and hair transplant has become a trendy skill which individuals are getting by themselves.

Thailand 

When it comes to medical tourism, Thailand is the leading country in Asia. As a matter of fact, this is one of the most popular destinations for hair transplant surgery. The country offers high-quality hair transplant services, which are also quite affordable. Plus, the vast private hospitals which Thailand offers also provide well trained and experienced specialists.

Sweden 

While Sweden is quite the newbie in the hair transplant market, the country has several clinics that carry out hair transplant procedures. Compared to other parts of the world like Turkey or Mexico, the number of people visiting Sweden for hair transplant procedures is still quite small. However, the market is flourishing well within the country. Currently, the need for hair transplant surgeries are well catered to within the country.

Turkey

Certainly, one of the best and most popular places to get a hair transplant in the world, Turkey offers very high-quality procedures, top and experienced surgeons, as well as very affordable prices. The medical tourism sector of Turkey is currently one of the biggest and most flourishing sectors of its economy. Being that Turkey offers very high-quality procedures at affordable prices to go along with a chance to have a memorable vacation, so many people from different parts are visiting the country on medical

While there are other countries that offer really good hair transplant surgeries, the truth is, none of these places compares to Turkey. Other countries that offer really high-quality procedures do so at expensive rates. Turkey, on the other hand, offers very top-notch services at very affordable prices. So, if you’re considering a hair transplant, Turkey is definitely your best option.

Reasons to have your hair transplant surgery in Turkey

  • It is easy to find a flight: Choosing to undergo your hair transplant surgery in Turkey makes it very easy to get a flight. Flight tickets to Turkey are usually affordable, and conditions are comfortable
  • Affordable Procedure: Turkey offers about the most affordable hair transplant procedure anywhere in the world. 
  • High-Quality Medical Service: More than just being affordable, Turkey offers unbeatably high-quality hair transplant procedures. The country boasts of very skilled surgeons with years of experience. Plus, its hospitals are well equipped with necessary facilities using the latest technology.
  • The hospitality of Turkish People: Turkey is full of very hospitable and welcoming people. You can trust that you will have a wonderful stay in Turkey and not just because of its high-quality medical services but also because of the hospitality of its people. 
  • Tourist locations: Turkey also has some of the best tourist locations around. Choosing to have your surgery in Turkey affords you the opportunity to make memories in these locations. 
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Stouts N Staches

6th Annual Venice Beach Stouts N Staches Returns to Venice on Sunday March 3rd, 2019 at Exciting New Location, Clutch Venice to Raise Awareness for Men’s Health

Brew Fest, Pig Roast, Live Music, Mustache Trims & More at Clutch on Lincoln Blvd.

Stouts N Staches is back for it’s 6th year bringing together the Venice community and local bands for a beer fest fundraiser to raise awareness for the Movember Foundation. Participants will enjoy beer from area breweries and whiskey tastings as well as a Pig Roast from Oscar Hermosillo, owner of Clutch and Venice Beach Wines. This year’s event will take place in the parking lot of Clutch Venice who will be kicking off their own Sunday Pig Roast series and supplying ticket holders with a full plate of their famous BBQ (vegetarian and vegan options will be present). Other options available for guests include wine and non-alcoholic beverages, giveaways, free mustache and beard trims, leather treatments, live music from Bob Dylan Tribute band, Jack of Hearts, cigar lounge, mustache contests and more.

A portion of proceeds from Stouts n Staches will benefit men’s health issues through The Movember Men’s Health Foundation.

Sponsors/Vendors include: Clutch Venice, MedMen, Venice Paparazzi, Dr. Scobi Kombucha, Service & Supply Barbershop and more.

WHEN:

Sunday, March 3, 2019

3-8 p.m.  

WHERE:

Clutch Venice, 427 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

TICKETS:

$15 in advance for GA (access to music, games, access to vendors & more)

$40 in advance for VIP (includes 2 drink tickets, pig roast, whiskey tastings, live music, beard trims and more. Beer and Wine available for purchase.

 

LINKS:

www.stountsnstaches2019.eventbrite.com 

www.stoutsnstaches.com 

www.clutch-venice.com 

ABOUT MOVEMBER FOUNDATION:

The Movember Foundation is a global charity raising funds and awareness for men’s health. These funds deliver breakthrough research and support services to allow men to live longer, healthier, happier lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising more than $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs through impact investments, focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.  

 

Movember is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and for the past three years, has been named a Top 100 best NGO by The Global Journal. For more information please visit Movember.com. Movember is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.

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AJAY HOLBROOK

Ajay Holbrook, formally known as Ambreia Janee Holbrook, is a 21yro from Houston whom has been medically transitioning from female to male over the last 4 years.

Three years ago, he began bodybuilding. Since he’s recognized his newfound passion and love for this sport, he is dead bent on tackling one of the biggest titles,

“‘Mr. Olympia’ … this is especially a challenge because of who I am but I’m not letting anything stop me from reaching my goals. I insanely train and keep my body in top condition at all times. Recently, I packed up everything I owned to move to Los Angeles to pursue my careers in bodybuilding, dancing, modeling and music production. It has been one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make but also becoming one of the most rewarding.”

Dozens of challenges are constantly thrown Ajay’s way and he’s always having to overcome them. Many of which tie into his identity. “I don’t let them entertain me back… I’ve gone viral due to a Men’s Health and Generation Iron publication… And, [I] had so much support, but also a lot of backlash from the bodybuilding community in particular,” asserts Ajay.

Eager to prove naysayers wrong, Ajay has been eating healthy, training and is ready to tread on that stage very soon. “They may have thought they witnessed the last of me, but this is ONLY the beginning!!!”

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Heir n Heiress × LA Fitness

Founded in January of 2017 by Christian Rupe of Toledo, OH, Heir n Heiress [HnH] was designed as a new fitness and lifestyle brand for fitness, fashion, and contemporary lifestyle. For the better part of the last half-century, the overall populous of the world has seen the same brands with some changes here and there in adaptation to cultural expectations. Heir n Heiress was founded to be a new brand to attack multiple demographics of individuals. HnH wants to represent athletes, models, and the everyday individual. 

Rather than simply being a brand that is only seen in the athletic spectrum or only seen in the fashion industry, HnH wants to be a brand that anybody can wear, whenever. Recently, HnH has targeted top level athletes, such as Justin Gatlin winner of the 100m dash at this years (2017) World Championships in London, in hopes to expand our horizon amongst the athletic world. During the month of September, we have released a new line of athletic wear that can be found on our website. To expand our horizon, HnH wants to show more people wearing our brand in their everyday lives while doing what they take passion in. Our slogan, “Be Crowned A Champion” is one that attacks this specific task.

“Be Crowned A Champion.” What does this slogan mean? Everybody wants to feel as if they are great in what they love to do whether that being a sport, hobby, job, or lifestyle choice that they represent. Being crowned a champion does not simply suit that athletic life, but it gives a sense of accomplishment to anyone who feels as if they are the best at what they do. Our crown logo is a physical representation of that effort to be the best of the best. HnH wants our logo to stand out in a crowd in hopes to draw attention the individual(s) wearing it on their apparel. With that attention, it will motivate more individuals to want to show off their talents to the world.

Why wear Heir n Heiress apparel? Simply put…you want to be great…you want to be crowned a champion. YOU want people to look at you as someone who is driven to be great! With our new line of athletic apparel that has been newly released during the month of September as stated earlier, we want people to desire our logo. We are a brand that is nondiscriminatory and nonjudgmental. HnH wants to produce more casual style clothing alongside our athletic lines to reach all walks of life in hopes to show adaptation to the ever-changing culture of the world.

Recently, HnH ran a successful promotion with 360 Magazine as Heir n Heiress took over their Instagram live during the weekend of September 23rd, 2017. This live event took place at Ohio Northern University’s Homecoming Weekend. The next major move for HnH will happen on September 28th at 5:30pm Eastern time at a popular LA Fitness location at 2859 N Holland Sylvania Rd, Toledo, OH 43615. Here, HnH will be launching the new line of fitness wear. If anyone is in the area for this event, stop by to receive promotional items and a chance to win free apparel.

Buy Heir n Heiress!!!