Over 98% of testicular cancers are cured in the UK each year but sadly 1 in 20 men will loose their battle with cancer.
Whilst the chance of a cure is high why are young men not talking about it and seeking medical advice at an earlier stage?
In the UK 2,400 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year. Unfortunately, this rate is on the rise with twice as many men being diagnosed with testicular cancer as in the mid-70s.
Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in those aged 15-49 years old with the peak rate being in men aged 25-35 years of age.
What should my balls feel like?
There is no one hat fits all… Everyone has slightly different sizes and shaped testicles. It is perfectly normal for one to be slightly lower than the other.
Testicles should however feel smooth without any lumps or bumps. They should also be firm but not hard. It is normal to feel a swelling a bit like a tube at the back of the testicles, this is known as the epididymis.
Following a heavy workout muscles become depleted in glycogen (storage form of carbohydrate). Restoration of muscle glycogen stores after depletion is essential for the recovery and building muscular strength. This shake provides the optimal recovery following any tough bro sesh!
300ml hazelnut milk or water
3-4 ice cubes
1-2 scoops vanilla whey protein
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon almond butter
Throw all ingredients into a blender until smooth!
Top tip: Consume within an hour of a work out to deliver protein to muscle fibres!
Less than a couple of hours till your workout and feeling slightly flat?
Try this delicious smoothie which provides a healthy balance of carbs, protein and fats to keep you fuelled for your workout and kick start the recovery process early!
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
30g cashew butter
300g natural yogurt with live cultures
Carbs will help your body to produce glycogen for high intensity exercise, whilst fats aid low intensity high duration work. The added protein will improve recovery and kick start protein synthesis to build new muscle.
This is a great receipe when I have bit of a sweet tooth but still want increase protein intake after a big workout. What could possible be better than eating pancakes on a lazy Sunday and still being able achieve those ♯gainz?
Tip: can also be frozen and saved for another once cooled.
What you will need:
3 egg whites
250ml almond or hazelnut milk
Cocoa powder 1 tbs
2 scoops of vanilla whey protein of your choice
Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth
Place a non stick frying pan on a medium heat and add one tbs of coconut butter
Once hot add half a ladle of batter into the pan
You can probably cook between 2-3 pancakes in the same pan at the same time
Once cooked assemble in a stack and pour over a tbls of honey.