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Each week we discuss the benefits of sound nutrition in an overall fitness plan.  But, will organic foods give you the added edge or does the term “organic” provide more hype than added benefit?  To learn more about the use of organic foods in your nutritional routine, check out our latest Bodybuilding for Baby Boomers article, “Are Organic Foods Necessary to a Healthy Diet” on Bodybuilding.com.





Baby Boomer Quick Tips and Facts

Experimental hormone patch used by menopausal women is hailed as the female equivalent of Viagra.  Use of this testosterone patch not only increased the frequency of relations fourfold, but women also reported higher levels of arousal, pleasure and self-images.  With 30 million American women reaching menopause by 2005 the implications of this new patch, Intrinsa, developed by Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals and Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., are far reaching.



AARP Healthy Snack Recommendations.  The American Dietetic Association along with AARP recommends keeping food portions small and spacing meals three to four hours apart, with snacks kept under 250 calories.  “Forget the bag of chips and reach for an apple, pear, or handful of raisings.  You’ll get extra fiber, vitamins, and minerals, all for about 50 calories.”  Raw vegetables, non-fat whole grain crackers, non-fat cottage cheese or yogurt, and nuts are nutrient dense snacks that satisfy.




Economics of Health for Baby Boomers.  The first wave of Baby Boomers will reach retirement in 2011, so researchers are investigating challenges with staying healthy for longer periods of timeRichard Suzman, PhD, the National Institue on Aging discusses the role of fewer children that live at great distances have on the need for health for functioning daily living.  “Decisions about their personal health and financial future as well as public policy will make a critical difference in their health and well-being later in life.

WebMD.  September, 29, 2004


Legendary Baby Boomer, Christopher Reeves, was a real-life “Superman” by bringing attention to spinal cord research and advocating for stem cell research.  The $300 million, “Christopher Reeve Bill” is about to come before the U.S. Congress to allocate money for spinal cord research.  Reeves was a familiar face in Washington as he lobbied for research money to cure paralysis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.



More flu vaccinations are expected in January.  Will it be too late?  According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season typically peaks in January and it takes two weeks for people to develop an immunity following vaccination.  But, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, “It goes well through February and sometimes into March.  So, any amount of doses that one can get, even as late a January, clearly will be very helpful, particularly if we have a very active flu year.”



Train hard, train smart and make it a legendary week!

Richard and Diane








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