What Men Don’t Know About Their Health Can Hurt Them

Episode 897


There’s a common misconception that getting older means getting weaker, but what if you could improve your fitness level at any age? The truth is, you can.

In today’s Health Bites episode, I’m joined by my dear friend and colleague, Dr. George Papanicolaou, a highly sought-after Functional Medicine practitioner on my team at the Ultra Wellness Center. Together, we explore the incredible benefits of exercise—a free, universally accessible powerhouse drug—from a functional medicine perspective.

We discuss the crucial, often-overlooked aspects of fitness for enhancing longevity, such as VO2 max, how to optimize our levels, and the role our mitochondria play. We also dive into the importance of resistance training and nutrition for enhancing body composition, strength, and muscle mass, vital for metabolic health, recovery from illness, and so much more.

If you’re looking to leverage your exercise routine to enhance your overall health and quality of life, no matter your age, this episode is for you.


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Automatically generated. Please forgive any typos or errors in the following transcript. It was generated by a third party and has not been subsequently reviewed by our team.

Dr. Mark Hyman:
Coming up on this episode of the Doctor's Pharmacy,

Dr. George Papanicolaou:
My little mantra is I want to be at the level of fitness that I can do anything I want to do physically at any moment in time.

Dr. Mark Hyman:
Welcome to the Doctor's pharmacy. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman. That's pharmacy with an f, a place for conversations a matter. And if you're a guy out there listening or if you're a woman who's got a guy, you're going to find this conversation fascinating about how to actually look at fitness in middle-aged men in a way that really matters. Things that we don't typically look at. We're going to talk about VO two max and body composition, this special episode of Health Bytes with..

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Ep. 897 - What Men Don’t Know About Their Health Can Hurt Them