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Daily we receive countless emails asking the question, “I’m over 50, is it too late for me to get in shape?”  One of our readers, Margaret Smith is no different from any of you.  She is over 50, a mother of two and recently completed one of our most remarkable physique transformations.  From overweight to fitness diva, Margaret transformed her body and her mind.  Check out the details and inspiring transformation photos in our latest Bodybuilding for Baby Boomers article on www.bodybuilding.com. 


Baby Boomer Quick Tips and Facts

Elliptical trainers gain in popularity at the gym.  Baby boomers and seniors are responsible for the increase in users of this equipment from 1.1 million in 1997 to 6.7 million today.  This low impact exercise is favored by gym members trying to avoid injury.

Associated Press. 2005


As we age, can we determine the difference between myth and fact when discussing health related topics?  “As time passes studies show people remember the health information they were given.  But, they forget which part was myth, and which was the truth.  Experts say consumers and doctors need to be aware of this problem so they can make sure that quirks of memory do not harm anyone’s’ health.”  Dr. Skurnik at the University of Toronto collaborated with colleagues at the University of Michigan to research this area.  Finding show that physicians need to convey medical messages to patients using many different methods of communication.

The New York Times.  September 2005


Which calcium supplement should you take?  According to Harvard Health Publications, calcium citrate is the better choice because it is readily absorbed.  For post-menopausal women the recommended dosage of calcium citrate is 1,200 mg taken in small doses throughout the day.  Harvard Health recommended taking calcium with 400-600IU daily of vitamin D.

Harvard Women’s Health Watch.  September 2005


Do certain foods stop cancer?  While positive dietary changes are unlikely to be harmful, definitive evidence does not exist to support the idea of an anti-cancer diet.

The New York Times.  September 2005


Exercise advice from Harvard University.  Exercise should be thoroughly integrated into your lifestyle and be as routine as brushing your teeth.  Harvard University also suggests making it personal, setting goals, rewarding effort and staying confident in the overall program should participants stray off the fitness track.


How much water do you need?  In a 2000 survey conducted for Rockefeller University and the International Bottled Water Association, 2,818 adults in 14 cities reported drinking about 6 cups of water a day—a result that was presented as alarming evidence that Americans are becoming dehydrated. But if you include the sodas, coffee, tea, milk, juice, sports drinks, and alcoholic beverages these respondents drank, their average fluid consumption was 17.6 cups a day—enough to have you urinating every waking hour, even if you don’t have any problem with bladder capacity.



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

Richard and Diane








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