from Legendary Fitness!
…transforming your goals into legendary
Draper and Bill Pearl talk shop to all of us that valiantly battle through
the aging process, providing training and nutrition tips in their new
Seminar DVD. For all you baby boomers who are beginning to feel the
aches and pains that accompany the mature years, you will be relieved to
know that you are not alone. These men will inspire you to just keep on
staying fit and working around those inconveniences. Both men addressed
aching joints and working around injuries, but I especially liked Bill
Pearl's honest comment: "I think injuries come with age."
read Richard’s entire review of the Seminar DVD and view some incredible
photos of our bodybuilding heroes, check out our latest article in our
Bodybuilding for Baby Boomers section of Bodybuilding.com.
Baby Boomer Quick Tips and
Consumers ignore supplement
studies conducted by the National Institute of
Health, spending more than $20 billion per year on alternative
remedies. As boomers remain active while entering their 60s,
scientific research is ignored by those that perceive benefits from the
supplements. “Even the researchers themselves, funded by the National
Institutes of Health, say their results don’t necessarily mean consumers
are pouring their money down the drain. If someone tells me this is
working for them, I’m not going to tell them not to take it.”
Scientists noted the importance of the placebo effect, evidenced with
imagining tests that show changes in the brains of placebo users.
Tension headaches do not begin
in the brain, but
rather result from tightness in the muscles of the scalp and the back of
the neck, with emotional and physical factors as the trigger.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School suggest talking to your physician
about medications other than painkillers such as antidepressants and muscle
relaxants. Also, identify and treat pressure points and try
nondrug/alternative therapies such as heating pads, relaxation techniques
and certain exercises.
Health Publications. May 2006. www.health.harvard.edu
Harvard Health Publications
suggests 9 ways to control stress.
- Control stress
- Lighten your
- Avoid smoking
- Restrict your
- Eat for energy
- Use caffeine to
- Limit alcohol
- Drink water
details regarding these methods for controlling stress, check out their
Health Publications. June 2006.
Weight gain increases the
lifetime risk of all types of breast cancer. Research
conducted by the American Cancer Society involving 44,000 women found that
women risk factors doubled for women that gained 20 to 60 pounds, and
tripled for women gaining more than 60 pounds when compared to women that
gained less than 20 pounds in adulthood. “These data further
illustrate the relationship between adult weight gain and breast cancer,
and the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight throughout
Moderate exercise provides big
gains with no pain! According to Dr Harvey
Simon, author of The No Sweat Exercise Plan and Associate Professor
of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, exercise such as walking a 17 minute
mile increases life expectancy by 3.7 years when compared to sedentary
individuals. Also, walking 8.6 miles per week at just 40-55% of max
capacity can increase VO2 max.
March 2006. www.medscape.com/viewarticle/524377
hard, train smart and make it a legendary week!
Richard and Diane
Fields, Member. Legendary Fitness, LLC
Baldwin, Member. Legendary Physique, LLC