Patrick Timpone

Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD RD CSSD

Sports Nutrition Advisor for Men’s Fitness Magazine & Consultant to the Discovery Health Channel

Men’s Health

Five Things Men Want

What are the five wellness issues that concern men the most?

Tune in to find out!

1. MORE ENERGY: Burning the candle at both ends, putting in too many hours on the job, and also trying to maintain a healthy family life can wreak havoc on anyone.

Dr. Mohr’s advice: Boost your energy levels now by getting at least eight hours of sleep and eating a diet loaded with healthy foods and nutrients, such as colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats. And, of course, exercise regularly.

2. A HEALTHY SEX LIFE: Sex is on everyone’s mind, and maintaining a healthy sex life is important for quality of life. There is no one-size fits all answer, but there is evidence that eating right and increasing fats in the diet can positively affect testosterone levels in the body.

Dr. Mohr’s advice: A Harvard study found eating oily fish more than three times a week was linked to a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Aggressive prostate cancer occurred 44 percent less often in the men who ate large amounts of fish.

3. A SHARPER MIND: There’s a lot competing for your attention each day. Sometimes sensory overload can cause you to forget the name of a new customer or, worse, forget to bring home the can of tomato paste your wife asked you to pick up at the grocery store.

Dr. Mohr’s advice: Learn what to feed your brain. A study published by Kalmijn, et al in 2004 showed that fatty fish and omega-3 fish oil consumption was inversely related to the risk of declining cognitive function.

4. STRENGTH AND FITNESS: While strength and fitness can decrease as we age, there is a lot we can do to prevent those losses. When you balance strength training with other forms of exercise, and of course a sound nutrition protocol (you know the routine—healthy fats, loads of fiber, fruits, veggies and lean proteins), you’ve got a win-win situation—you can boost fat loss and improve fitness and strength levels.

Dr. Mohr’s advice: A recent study published in Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that omega-3 fat intake, combined with exercise, enhanced fat loss above and beyond exercise alone! And there is plenty of data from Penn State University and others showing higher fruit and vegetable intake relates to lower body weight, too.

5. HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: Men want healthy interpersonal relationships with their spouse, their kids and the rest of their social networks.

Dr. Mohr’s advice: Each of the other four ‘desires’ can help with this; when you have more energy, you’ll have more quality time to spend with your family, etc.

Chris Mohr 2Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD RD is a nutrition spokesperson and consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations including the The Dairy Council, Clif Bar, Subway, Cardioviva and Nordic Naturals. He is a consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and is also the Sports Nutritionist for Under Armour’s Training Council. Through his company Mohr Results, Inc., he works with all types of individuals from soccer moms to collegiate and professional athletes. He often appears on TV as a nutritional guest expert, including an appearance with Chef Emeril Lagasse and another on the Montel Williams Show. He was the nutrition expert for the NY Times Bestseller, “LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout” and worked closely with Fitness Celebrity Denise Austin to create the entire nutrition component of her latest book. He is on the Advisory Board for Men’s Fitness Magazine and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, such as Men’s Fitness, Weight Watchers, Men’s Health and Fitness, to name a few. Dr. Mohr has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts, respectively. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Dietitian.

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