The "Baby Boom" was the time between the 1940's and 1960's when the United States saw extremely high birth rates. Those born during this period, often called "Baby Boomers", experienced a cultural revolution growing up, characterized by experimental drugs and an wide assortment of fantastic music. Good times. But times have changed.
Today, many of these "boomers" are well into their 40's, with the oldest already approaching retirement age. For men this usually means receding hairlines, fading memory and unfortunately, a decline in sexual performance. This however, does not signal the end of times. There are many things men can do to help reverse the aging process.
The Effects of Aging
"Time, time, time is on my side... yes it is??"
As men age, their bodies undergo significant changes. While it ultimately depends on the individual, most will experience new aches and pains, an increase in body fat, loss of muscle mass and strength, irritability, insomnia, and sometimes even depression.
When a man reaches the age of 30, production of the male hormone known as testosterone begins to level off and gradually declines. It does this at a staggering rate of 10 percent per decade. Since testosterone helps maintain sex drive, sperm production, pubic and body hair, muscle and bone, the consequences of aging slowly emerge as a grows older.
Fortunately there are many ways to help Baby Boomers defy the effects of time. This includes creating a strategy for a healthy lifestyle that incorporates optimal diet, supplements, regular exercise, stress management, and natural hormone enhancement.
Eating The Right Foods
"Bye bye Ms. American Pie..."
Most people's diets are high in sugar, fat and salt and deficient in many essential nutrients. An ideal diet should be comprised of about 25% protein, 25% fat, and 50% carbohydrates.
Protein intake should be primarily from plant sources like tofu and beans, with modest amounts from animal sources like meat. Fats gained from nuts and olive oil are preferable to those from animal products. The main source of carbs should be fruits and vegetables. And as much as humanly possible, stay away from junk foods, sodas and anything with refined sugars since they induce the production of cortisol, a primary age-inducing hormone.
"One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small..."
...and the ones that Mother gives you don't do anything at all! Diet alone cannot meet all the necessary nutrient requirement of the body. Therefore, supplements like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants should be added to your daily intake.
To help improve sexual performance and overall sexual health, herbal supplements like semen volumizers can be used to effectively ramp up your sex drive.
Getting Adequate Exercise
"Shake it up baby, now!"
Physical activity is vital to fighting the effects of aging. As you age, you lose bone and muscle mass so it's important to incorporate cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength training in your lifestyle. Regular exercise has shown to help increase metabolism which allows your body to burn more fat. It also strengthens your heart and keeps your body flexible. Exercise also stimulates the production of growth hormones, which helps to rejuvenate aged cells and reverse the aging process.
"It's been a hard day's nite..."
Since stress accelerates the aging process, another key element to anti-aging strategies is stress management. Activities like yoga, sports, meditation, reading and massage can help you relax and let you focus on the more important things in life.
In today's technologically advanced society, there are even stress reducing mechanical devices that can help prevent, manage, and reverse the negative effects of stress.
"Build me up, Buttercup..."
Another way to reduce the symptoms of aging is by natural hormone enhancement. Human growth hormone (HGH), which is produced by the pituitary gland, is largely involved with regulating the growth of body tissues. HGH is available in the form of injections, sprays and supplements and helps to stimulate the pituitary gland to naturally increase it's production. Always make sure to consult your physician first before you try anything.
Aging is a natural process and is something that effects everyone. However, following a healthy lifestyle that includes proper diet, supplements, regular exercise, stress management, and natural hormone enhancement can help you to reduce and even prevent many of the symptoms associated with aging.
Posted by PRS
Saturday, March 3rd, 2007