Don’t Cook Your Balls This Year!

Happy New Year! The beginning of every new year is a time of possibility. Whether this year brings the thought of just starting to think about starting your family or the uncertainty of an ongoing struggle with infertility, we wish you all the possibility that comes with every new year and we hope to be a place of encouragement, information and support along the way.

We’d like to offer the idea of being just a little more in touch with your health and your manhood this year. Health in general often falls way down the list of things to take care of and sexual / reproductive health usually doesn’t make the list at all. But it’s important — be good to your balls and they will be good to you.

Here are a few simple things you can do this year to make sure your manhood is in good order:

1. Quick cancer checks: Once every couple of months do a quick check for signs of testicular cancer. Like the classic breast exam, a testicular cancer screen is a quick feel for abnormal lumps and bumps in the testicle. This is usually best performed in the shower when things are warm and hanging freely.

2. Look out for toxins: There are a number of environmental toxins that can impact hormone levels and sperm production. Various building & cleaning products have some pretty narly stuff in them so use gloves or better yet, buy gentler products for common tasks like laundry and household cleaning and reserve the heavy duty stuff for times when you really need it.

3. Get your gym on: There are so many reasons to workout. Did you know weightlifting can boost testosterone and make you feel more manly? Running is good for your heart, also good for performance in the bedroom. Hitting the gym will not only make you healthier, it will improve your nightlife and your fertility.

4. Smoke and drink a little less: Cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana have a pretty profound impact on your reproductive health, they can also impact childhood development so if you have thoughts of bringing small people into your life this year, it’s a good time to lay off those guilty pleasures.

5. Don’t stress the small stuff: Stress is the ultimate buzz kill. It deeply affects your hormones which in turn can affect your metabolism, weight, sex drive and fertility. Finding things you love, letting go of things that piss you off and finding a sense of gratitude each day can go a long way to helping you reach for the possibility that comes with this new year.

Cheers to you and to your balls! May you both have a great 2014.

 


Sara SDx

Sara SDx

Editor of Don't Cook your Balls, Co-Founder of TrakFertility.com, Health Coach and Men's Health Advocate. Passionate about sperm, men's health and helping people build their families.
Sara SDx

Author: Sara SDx

Editor of Don't Cook your Balls, Co-Founder of TrakFertility.com, Health Coach and Men's Health Advocate. Passionate about sperm, men's health and helping people build their families.