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You've decided to make your arms a priority in your physique development; where do you turn for advice? The big guy in the gym with no definition? The skinny lady who is naturally lean? NO! Not only does this baby boomer team base our advice on scientific evidence, but we also base our recommendations on our expertise. So, if you want to develop your arms, turn to the man that was named by Muscle and Fitness magazine (October 1995) as among the Top Ten Guns of All Time, Richard Baldwin.
In our weekly Bodybuilding for Baby Boomers article on Bodybuilding.com, Richard reveals his training routine that helped him achieve the legendary status of the Top Ten Guns of All Time. To read about his workout routine, check out click here.
Baby Boomer Quick Tips and Facts
Successful aging is coined as a new term by the MacArthur Foundation. Researchers have defined successful aging as well within your grasp, with the desire to sidestep disease, sustain a high level of mental and physical function and engage actively in life. To learn more, check out “Living Better, Living Longer: The Secrets of Healthy Aging.
Does the environment play a role in the current levels of obesity? The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigated the term “built environment” which initially included homes, schools, workplaces, highways, urban sprawl and air pollution. The term is currently broadened to include public policy, political action and access to fresh food, physical activity and leisure time. Many researchers are spending significant amounts of time investigating the effects of the environment on obesity, while appearing to ignore the simple message of individual choice when consuming more calories than are burned.
Medscape Diabetes and Endocrinology 6(2), 2004
Is soy safe? While many women are using soy supplements to combat the symptoms of menopause, no double-blind controlled studies exist that measure the safety of soy supplements in humans. “And while some experts tout soy as a cancer preventative, others say that for postmenopausal women, consuming soy in large doses, especially in isoflavone supplements, may elevate the risk of getting breast cancer or pose other health risks.
New York Times.
ChiRunning for Baby Boomers. AARP reports that Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and now, ChiRunning are kinder, gentler exercises that have made a splash with the Baby Boomer set. ChiRunning is designed for boomer runners that are not ready to stop running, but engage the brain and is easier on aging bodies. ChiRunning focuses on posture, form, breathing and core strength to help provide injury free running activities.
1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure. This is an increase of 1/3 during the last ten years. 65 million Americans have hypertension, which is 8% of the population. The increasing number of hypertensive people is attributed to an aging population and the rapidly growing overweight and obese population. Physicians advise the need to count calories, maintain and healthy weight and exercise.
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