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  1. The Secret to Stronger Erections: How Your Health Affects Your Erections

    You know you should take better care of your health.

    You do. But there’s always a reason to order another round… or the chili fries… or sit and watch the game instead of go for a walk.

    Would it help make taking care of your health easier if we told you that doing so could support stronger erections and a better sex life?

    Now that we’ve got your attention, it’s true – your overall health is directly linked to your sexual health.

    Stronger erections. More powerful orgasms. Greater drive. You can get it all, by taking care of your health.

    Let’s look at how…

    1. Heart Healthy = Stronger Erections. A good general rule is that if it’s good for your heart, it’s good for your sex life. Just like you need healthy blood flow for a strong cardiovascular system, you need healthy blood flow for stronger erections. And your performance will be impacted by your blood pressure and cholesterol, too. It’s up to you to decide if it’s impacted positively, or negatively.

    2. Get moving – the RIGHT way. You’ve been thinking about starting an exercise routine for a while now. It’s finally time, because the right activity can help give you stronger erections! Exercise keeps your heart healthy, your blood flowing, and gives you stamina – all things you’ll need once you’re performing the way you want to be. The key to using your workouts for stronger erections is to choose the right workout. Avoid cycling, either mobile or stationary, because it can pinch nerves in your groin. That’s both painful and damaging. Stick to walking, running, swimming, or any other activity that doesn’t put you at risk.

    3. Lose weight if you need to. Carrying too much weight is bad for your overall health, your heart, your energy levels, and yes, your sexual performance, too. It’s all interconnected. But specifically, being overweight has been linked to conditions that cause nerve damage. And nerves that have been damaged don’t respond as well, anywhere. Lose weight before you ever start down that path. Luckily, your new exercise plan should help make this one easier!

    4. Watch your alcohol. It may feel manly to have a couple scotches over the course of the evening, but you’re not doing yourself any favors if you drink them too often. Your nightly glass of red wine is fine. And keep enjoying the occasional scotch, as well. So long as you’re drinking in moderation. It’s when the alcohol consumption goes from moderate to heavy that you may run into performance problems. First, in the moment, it’s difficult to achieve and maintain an erection when you’re intoxicated. But longer term, heavy alcohol consumption can cause nerve damage, liver damage, and it may even affect hormone production.

    5. Quit smoking. This is another one you’ve been thinking about for a while. It’s an addiction that is difficult and painful to break. However, it’s also holding back your sex life. Smoking causes blood vessels to constrict – the same blood vessels that decide the power of your erection. If the blood can’t flow, you won’t perform as well. Plus, let’s be honest, you’ll taste and smell better to the person in bed with you. It’s time to quit.

    6. Keep your teeth clean. Speaking of tasting better for your partner, oral health is connected to sexual health. Tooth decay affects your whole system, not just your mouth. Any bacteria in your mouth gets into your blood stream when you swallow. Once it’s in your bloodstream, it’s everywhere. This bacteria can damage blood vessels and hinder blood flow, preventing stronger erections.

    7. Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation affects every single aspect of your health, including your sex life. It isn’t just about having more energy and being in a better mood, though – although those things contribute to sexual performance! Sleep directly impacts testosterone production. Keep hormone levels where you need them for the stronger erections you want by getting enough sleep every night.

    8. Choose the right supplement. There are so many performance enhancement products on the market. Pick one that doesn’t only increase desire or sex drive, but that’s been designed specifically to support stronger erections, as well. Stamina and desire are essential, yes, but they’re only pieces of the puzzle. Prime Power, our male performance support supplement, is formulated to spike stamina, boost sex drive, AND support harder, stronger erections. Why settle for half of the picture when you can have the whole thing?

    The secret to stronger erections isn’t actually a mystery – it’s good health. And Prime Power.

  2. What Correcting Bad Posture Could Mean For Your Health

    bad posture correctingWhen you were younger, you were probably taught to sit up straight, walk with your shoulders back, and generally maintain proper posture.

    But that was years ago, and you’ve let it slide a bit.

    You don’t really think about correcting bad posture these days. That’s okay, right?

    Interestingly enough, it might not be. It turns out that correcting bad posture may have positive effects. And not just on your height, but on your overall health.

    1. Supports good circulation. Poor posture puts pressure on veins and capillaries. If you slouch for the length of a movie, it’s not going to have much of an impact. But if you consistently have poor posture, over time the pressure on those veins and capillaries is going interrupt blood flow, which can lead to varicose and spider veins – or worse. Correcting bad posture is an easy way to keep the blood flowing.

    2. Alleviates lower back pain. How much of your day is spent sitting? And how much attention do you give to your posture while you sit? Those are the two most important questions when it comes to lower back pain. Too much sitting with your shoulders slumped and your back curved can cause stress on the lower back, and eventually it will even contribute to disc degeneration. By correcting bad posture while you sit, you can interrupt this cycle before it gets too bad. Sit with your feet flat, your shoulders back, and your neck straight. And remember to walk around for ten minutes out of every hour whenever possible.

    3. Prevents joint stiffness and pain, up to and including arthritis! Many people believe that joint pain and stiffness are an inevitable part of aging – but it doesn’t have to be that way. And you certainly don’t have to end up with arthritis. Just like poor posture puts pressure on your veins and capillaries, it also puts pressure on your joints. Sometimes to the point of tweaking them out of position, stressing the ligaments. And it’s not just your back muscles that are affected by poor posture, either. The muscles that help support your joints are under pressure from poor posture as well. But correcting bad posture helps relieve the pressure and allows your joints to return to proper alignment, easing the stiffness and pain while reducing your risk of developing arthritis.

    4. Relieves constipation. Pay attention to your midsection next time you realize you’re hunched over. You’ll realize that your stomach, intestines, colon, entire digestive tract is compacted. When this happens, nothing moves easily and you get blocked up. If it happens long enough, the compaction can eventually lead to problems with digesting food and processing the nutrients your body needs to function.

    5. Eases depression. Which comes first? Do you slouch because you’re depressed – or are you depressed because you slouch? People who slouch report feeling more depressed, and have less energy than people with good posture. And it makes sense, too. Correcting bad posture allows the oxygen to flow through your system better because your lungs aren’t compressed. Oxygen is one of the key components to energy, mental health, and a sense of well-being. Plus, most people feel better and emotionally stronger with their shoulders back and their head held high.

    6. Reduces stress. In studies, people who stand, walk, or sit with open shoulders and straight spines have registered higher levels of testosterone – a feel good hormone - and lower levels of cortisol – the stress hormone. Since people with poor posture experience the exact opposite measures, correcting bad posture can be directly linked to less stress. There’s enough going on to stress you out. Don’t make it worse just by ignoring poor posture.

    Correcting bad posture is more than just following an outdated societal norm. It’s an important step towards wellness and overall health!

  3. 9 Tips to Get the Best Urinary Function of Your Life

    function urinaryUrinary function is an aspect of health that most people never consider – until it becomes an issue.

    Suddenly, it seems you’re going all the time…not going completely enough…haven’t slept through the night in weeks…

    Whatever the specific reason, once you become aware of urinary function, it becomes important to deal with it!

    Or, you could take steps to keep your bladder healthy so you never have to worry about urinary function.

    Either way, if you’re looking to deal with restoring urinary function or you’re looking to maintain urinary health, these tips will get you back where you want to be – not worried about it!

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  4. 12 Quick and Fun Exercises to Improve Brain Function

    brain function improvePhysical function is important. Absolutely!

    It’s what keeps you mobile, independent, and active.

    But it’s not all there is.

    Brain function is just as important as physical function and health.

    Yet so many people just focus on the one and hope for the best when it comes to their brains, minds, and memories.

    Don’t roll the dice and hope for the best. Improve brain function and stay in shape mentally, as well as physically! It’s easier than you think…

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  5. 6 Vitamins to Turn Poor Sex into Marathon Sex

    sex poorYou don’t want to admit it, but your rich sex life has turned into a poor sex life in the last little while.

    Nothing’s stopped completely – it’s just not quite what it used to be. Or what you want it to be again.

    Your wife is patient, and as sexy as she ever was, so it’s not her. And you’re not happy with a poor sex life, so it’s not that you’ve checked out.

    It’s just that the body isn’t responding the way it used to.

    Before you give up and resign yourselves to a life of snuggling and falling asleep, check and make sure you’re getting enough of these powerhouse vitamins that are bound to turn poor sex into marathon sex!

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  6. 12 Tricks to Naturally Boost Your Body’s Collagen Production

    production collagenWant to know an anti-aging secret? There is no anti-aging secret.

    That’s right – when it comes to preventing and minimizing wrinkles, researchers have known what to do for generations.

    The key is to boost collagen production. It’s collagen production that keeps your skin smooth, plump, and wrinkle-free.

    And when you’re younger, your body makes all of the collagen it needs.

    As you age, collagen production slows down, just like so much else. But if you can boost collagen production, you can practically turn back the hands of time.

    No shots, no fillers, no harsh chemicals. Just the natural collagen your skin has depended on your whole life. So start here –

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  7. 17 Quick Ways to Thoroughly Cleanse Your Liver

    liver cleanse yourIn an ideal world, your body is designed to cleanse and detoxify without any help.

    But in today’s real world, it’s a different story.

    Your liver is exposed to chemicals, preservatives, and toxins that it was never designed to handle.

    Which is why it’s important to give your body the support it needs and cleanse your liver, so that it can function smoothly and well.

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  8. 5 Unknown Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

    hyaluronic acid benefitsThere was a time, not long ago, that the only people who could reap the benefits of hyaluronic acid were people willing to risk painful, temporary injections.

    Luckily, that time has passed. Now, everyone can benefit from hyaluronic acid.

    The only problem today is that so few people know they should be considering the benefits of hyaluronic acid!

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  9. The Ultimate Guide to Stronger Joint Cartilage

    cartilage Joint There’s a lot of information out there about how to keep your joint cartilage – and in turn, your joints – healthy and strong.

    But sometimes, when there’s so much information, it’s easy to get confused. How much should you be moving your joints?

    Is there a way to protect joint cartilage? Which is better: ice or heat?

    You’ve got questions, so we’ve got answers. It’s time to cut through all of the noise, which is why we developed the ultimate guide to stronger joint cartilage!

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  10. 4 Secret Minerals to a Strong Sex Drive

    sex drive strongAre you ready to take your sex life to the next level?

    Want to support a strong sex drive, but do it naturally, without a scary prescription or the risk of a six hour erection?

    We’re not going to send you into some back alley.

    Or ask you to buy a questionable product off late-night television. And certainly no strange looking devices.

    All you need for a naturally strong sex drive are the right minerals. Seriously. These four minerals can be the key to rejuvenating your sex life and revving up your sex drive.

    Who knew it could be so easy?

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  11. Zap Poor Eating Habits With These 5 Simple Tricks

    eating habits poorMaybe your weight isn’t moving.

    Or your numbers just aren’t as good as you and your doctor want them to be.

    Or maybe you’re just not happy with the way you’re eating any more.

    There doesn’t have to be a specific reason to want to change poor eating habits.

    You can just want to be healthier and have more energy. But if you’ve tried in the past to change poor eating habits into healthy ones, you know it’s not always easy – but that may be because you tried to do too much too fast.

    Now isn’t the time to think in terms of “go big or go home.”

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  12. 12 Empty Calorie Foods Disguised as Healthy Foods

    Eating healthily is easy – stay away from junk foods and empty calories.

    But what happens when you think you’re eating well, but really you are not?

    That can happen when you’re dealing with empty calorie foods disguised as healthy foods.

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  13. Are You in a State of Sexual Depression? [Take the Quiz]

    depression sexualCall it sexual depression. Call it a rut.

    Whatever you want to call it, you may not even be certain you’re in it.

    Sexual depressions can sneak up on you.

    You go a week…two…a month…and that stretches into so long that you’re not quite sure when the last time you had sex was.

    But if you don’t even know you’re in a sexual rut, how do you fix it?

    Like any other problem, you start by identifying it.

    Answer these questions, and see how you feel when you’re done…

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  14. How to Treat Back Pain WITHOUT a Doctor

    back pain treatGenerally speaking, you really can treat back pain without going to the doctor.

    In fact, nearly 90% of all back pain resolves itself within six weeks!

    So before you run to the doctor for a scary shot or dangerous prescription, try to treat your back pain at home, with these simple steps –

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  15. You’re Always Exhausted Because of These 7 Everyday Items

    exhausted alwaysNo matter how much sleep you get, or how much you exercise, it seems you’re always exhausted.

    Even changing your diet only improved your energy so much.

    If this sounds familiar, it may be time to start looking around your home for less obvious reasons you’re always exhausted!

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  16. 12 Tips to Stay Regular While on Vacation

    regular stayIt’s summer and that means summer vacation!

    Whether you’re globetrotting, heading to the beach, the mountains, or somewhere in between, the last thing you want is to deal with stomach issues on the road.

    Luckily, it doesn’t take much effort or even planning to stay regular every step of the way!

    We’ve even compiled this go-to guide, with the tips you need to keep “going”, no matter where you’re going.

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  17. 5 Reasons Why You Are Experiencing Muscle Cramps at Night – and 10 Ways to Fix Them

    at night muscle crampsThe lights are out, you’re just about to sleep, and they hit: muscle cramps at night.

    If you’re lucky, they’re an annoyance keeping you awake.

    If you’re unlucky, they’re painful enough to bring tears to your eyes.

    Either way, pretending you don’t have muscle cramps at night is impossible, wishing them away doesn’t work, and hoping tomorrow night will be better gets you nowhere.

    You have to deal with your nighttime muscle cramps.

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  18. How Getting in a Good Daily Routine Can Improve Your Sex Life

    daily routine goodMany people equate having a routine with being in a rut, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

    A good daily routine can make just about anything easier – your health, your stress levels, even your sex life!

    Since sex is often spontaneous though, the key to a good daily routine that helps rather than hinders your sex life is focus on the big picture, rather than the clock.

    It’s not about a rigid calendar. It’s about being engaged, interested, and connected whenever the mood strikes.

    Make each one of these steps part of your day, every day, and you’ll find you’ve got a good daily routine with very little effort.

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  19. The Secret to All-Day Energy in 8 Easy Steps

    energy all dayMaybe you wake up feeling rested and alert.

    Or maybe you wake up feeling like you didn’t get any sleep at all, no matter how many hours you’ve been out.

    Either way, by afternoon, you’re already ready for bed because all-day energy is a dream that seems to stay just out of reach.

    But a nap is out of the question – you’re too busy and won’t sleep come bedtime.

    You need to find a way to have all-day energy without sleeping your day away or loading up on caffeine!

    The good news is having all-day energy, is easier than you might think.

    Just follow these eight steps and see what it’s like to be able to go all day, every day –

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  20. 6 Common Metabolism Myths Explained and Debunked

    myths Metabolism Anyone who has ever struggled with their weight – and who hasn’t – has probably also struggled with metabolism myths.

    There’s so much misinformation out there, it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s false when it comes to your metabolism and losing weight.

    Rather than leave you guessing, we’re going to take a closer look at six common metabolism myths, so you know what’s real – and what’s not.

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