Optimal Men’s Health with Dr. Myles Spar – #405

Empowering Men to Achieve Their Goals Through Greater Health 

In today’s podcast episode, integrative men’s health expert Dr. Myles Spar talks with JJ about how he is empowering men to achieve their goals through greater health! Listen as Dr. Spar explains how men respond differently than women to the healthcare system and why it’s important to engage men in their health. Dr. Spar also reveals the 5 impact factors that contribute to your wellbeing and his free quiz that can help you identify where you need to focus your energies to get healthy and win. Find out all about the foundations of optimal health for men! 

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Main Points From Today’s Episode 

  1. Dr. Spar discovered that the difference in life expectancy between men and women is largely due to preventable issues. That led him down the path to helping empower men to take their health into their own hands. 
  2. Dr. Spar’s book, Optimal Men’s Health, equips you to achieve your health goals. Dr. Spar reveals 5 impact factors that contribute to your wellbeing and how to optimize them one step at a time.
  3. Dr. Spar helps people achieve better performance in every aspect of life. His free quiz helps you identify where you need to focus your energies to win. 

Episode Play-By-Play

[1:00] How JJ first met Dr. Spar 

[1:44] Dr. Spar’s career briefing 

[2:47] Listener shout-out

[3:26] Welcoming Dr. Spar to the show 

[3:52] Why there needs to be a focus on men’s health 

[4:42] What is toxic masculinity? 

[5:33] The link between gender disparity and health 

[6:00] Many guys want to know what they need to do to achieve a goal. 

[6:23] JJ’s experience with male clients 

[7:17] Many men are showing an increased interest in performance.

[8:55] How Dr. Spar became interested in men’s health 

[10:55] Dr. Spar discovered that the difference in life expectancy between men and women is largely due to preventable issues. 

[12:05] The importance of learning how to speak to men about their health 

[13:40] Why Dr. Spar likes the social media app “Strava” 

[15:18] The approach that Dr. Spar takes to working with men 

[16:40] How to take the quiz on Dr. Spar’s website and what the results tell you

[17:27] The importance of starting with one thing 

[18:15] What are the 5 impact factors? 

[19:55] Dr. Spar found that 60% of people get less than seven hours of sleep per night. 

[20:30] Why it’s important to have connection in your life

[21:00] The fifth impact factor is purpose, which is what it all hinges on. 

[22:04] Study showing the importance of connection

[23:42] How connection has made a difference in the life of JJ’s husband, Tim 

[25:05] How it can be helpful to work with a coach 

[26:23] Optimal Men’s Health is a great resource for female listeners to share with their significant other. 

[27:05] What Optimal Men’s Health is about 

[28:38] Statistics show that men have less than half the likelihood of having an identified primary care provider as women. 

[28:50] How to get Dr. Spar’s quiz 

[29:23] JJ’s top takeaways from today’s episode 

Mentioned in this episode:

Optimal Men’s Health, by Myles Spar, MD, MPH

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