From: Diane Fields []
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 10:24 PM
To: ~(Legendary~Fitness~)~
Subject: Stress can add to aches and pains

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Are you a baby boomer that suffers from neck and upper back pain?  How about the loss of a full range of motion in your neck?  Do you have muscle tension and spasms in your upper back?  And what about those hard nodules of painful muscle that effect the quality of your life and your workouts?  The build up of stress might be at the root of your problem.  To learn more about the effects of stress, check out our latest Bodybuilding for Baby boomers article on


News About Us

While end of semester blues are requiring diligence in keeping our stress levels in check, we did find a few minutes to stop by the IronAge boards to answer a few questions.  Check out the IronAge board for details and lots of photos.;action=display;threadid=5972



Baby boomer Quick Tips and Facts

High protein, low carbohydrate diets pose no greater health risk in the first year as compared to other health field endorsed diets.  In six-month long studies, dieters on high protein, low carb diets lost twice as much weight as those in the research study group that followed a low-fat, low-calorie diet.

Harvard Health Newsletter


New research is showing a link between meniscus tears in the knee and osteoarthritis.  170 patients having surgery to repair meniscus tears agree to have their hands x-rayed.  34% of the knee patients were found to also have osteoarthritis in their hands.

Arthritis and Rheumatism, February 2004.


What should you do?  Dermatologists recommend avoiding sun exposure to reduce the risks of skin cancer.  However, following this advice can lead to a vitamin D deficiency, which is important for building strong bones and teeth.  In addition, vitamin D deficiencies increase the risk of Type I diabetes, muscle and bone pain and increase risk for other types of cancer.    According to Dr. Holick, Clinical Medical Director of Research at Boston University, “most of the body’s vitamin D comes from sunlight exposure on bare, unprotected skin.” 



Good news for women!  Research studies show that perimenopause and menopause does not result in a decline in cognitive functioning.  

North American menopause Society


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

Richard and Diane



Diane Fields, Member.  Legendary Fitness, LLC

Richard Baldwin, Member.  Legendary Physique, LLC