Factors that Affect Male Fertility—and that Standard Tests Might Miss

Male fertility is declining worldwide. Over the past 40 years, sperm count among men in the western hemisphere has decreased by 50%—and it continues to fall by an estimated 1.4% each year. [1] Unfortunately, male fertility is often overlooked—some men prefer not to discuss it, and when they do, some standard male fertility tests fail to capture contributing factors (more on this later). Stats show that one-third of all infertility cases are due to male infertility factors.[2] In this article, ...

These Men Used InsideTracker Blood Tests to Turn Their Health Around

June is Men’s Health month, so there’s no better time to focus on men's health concerns. Are you a guy who’s put off that annual physical? Do you have a man in your life who’s notoriously stubborn about addressing that ache or pain? You’re not alone. Compared to their female counterparts, the average man pays less attention to his health, is more likely to put off regular medical check-ups and care, and smokes, drinks, and engages in risky behaviors more often.[1,2] So we talked to three ...

All About Training and Staying Active Through Menopause

More and more women are continuing to lace up their sneakers to train and race hard later in life. But the physiological changes brought on by menopause can be tricky to navigate for many women, particularly when paired with the physical toll of training. Fortunately, the challenge of training through menopause can be worth it in the long run—research shows that active women fare better than their sedentary counterparts later in life.

NR and NMN: Do These Longevity Supplements Work in Humans?

Could a simple pill be the solution to our aging problems? NAD+ boosters have risen in popularity as laboratory research continues to shed light on their promising effects on longevity and aging. But have we really discovered the fountain of youth? While cell culture and animal research is encouraging, the results of human studies will always trump these laboratory outcomes. And with multiple clinical studies already published or underway, let’s dive into the current research in humans.  

Science-Backed Ways to Maintain Mental Health During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has thrust us into a new world of isolation and uncertainty that challenges our mental health daily. However, finding support in each other can help us persist despite this unpredictable time. So, we turned to members of the InsideTracker community to find out about strategies they find particularly helpful to support their mental health. It turns out, some approaches are so powerful that researchers have been studying them for decades—and some healthcare professionals go as far as to ...

The Right Way to Exercise for Immune Support Against COVID-19

With everyone sharing equipment, breathing heavily, and dripping sweat, it's easy for a novel respiratory virus like COVID-19 to spread quickly in places like gyms and fitness centers. So once social distancing guidelines were put into place, they were some of the first businesses to close their doors—and rightfully so. But while it might feel like fitness gains are being forced to take a backseat, it's imperative to get the right amount of exercise when your immune system is in the hot seat. ...

Being Proactive Against COVID-19: Blood Biomarkers to Watch

A major threat of COVID-19 is its differential impact on people with pre-existing health conditions; from what we know so far, COVID-19 is more dangerous for people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, hypertension, and cancer.[1] But if you (or someone you love) fall into this demographic, there are actions you can take to optimize your overall health and well-being—and your immune response to a potential infection. Here's a list of science-based changes to ...
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