It has definitely been a while since my last blog post…
Actually, I know exactly how long it’s been. Just about 9 months!
In my defense, I ran into what you could call a setback or two over the past year…
But that was then…this is now! 🙂
You see, ever though I have been flying under the radar…I have maintained my status as a ‘health nerd’.
(In fact, I have a sneak peek for you at what I have been working on for the past year, below)
I’m still reading studies; cutting and pasting things I think you might be interested in.
Heck, my mom even cuts stuff out of the Boston Globe for me, because she knows I read all that stuff.
I always check out the Health section on my favorite web sites to see what fact or fiction they are throwing out there…Let me tell you, I’ve seen some great stuff and some completely bogus garbage!
And so…essentially nothing has changed in that regard over the last year.
Confusion and shoddy science still reigns.
That’s not to say there weren’t some good things coming out.
In fact, here’s an “icebreaker tidbit” for you to use at your next social gathering…should the conversation drift towards working out and such.
A new study came out with a clearer explanation as to why we lose muscle mass as we age. Of course, if you sit around and don’t do anything…that’s a good way to speed up the process, but that’s not what I’m talking about.
This new study shows that the nerves that actually supply the muscles simply die off!
I’ll admit, I was not super excited to read about this process.
As we age, it is natural part of the aging process for the nerves that supply the muscles of the legs, for example, to simply stop firing. And once they do, they are NOT turning back on again.
So where’s the ray of hope within this cheery bit of news?
It turns out there is a way to stop this “inevitable” process.
Are you ready?
Resistance training. Lifting weights.
Yup, the study showed that the only truly effective way to keep the nerve(S) firing was to lift weights.
Do we REALLY need another reason?
Please. Lift. Weights.
I’ve got another good study for you…but this email is getting long and I have one more thing to tell you.
As I mentioned, I have been VERY busy over the last year putting something together I think you’ll like.
So, I have only one question:
If you are still interested in working with me in any capacity to address your health, weight management, nutrition, mindset/lifestyle changes or simply your general fitness, AND you happen to be over age 45, just hit ‘Reply’ to this email and I’ll send along the details of my evil plot to save humanity…
OK, it’s not quite that dramatic…but it kinda is.
Maybe I’m watching too many Avenger movies…
That’s it for today, but please keep an eye out for my weekly emails.
I’ll make a point to be consistent, informative and relevant to your world.
See you at the gym,
Art “The Avenger” McDermott
P.S. I have NO intention of bothering people who don’t feel like reading my little science nerd stuff.
So, if you would rather not hear from me…that’s OK. Just say so and I’ll remove you from my contacts.
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If you want more details on my evil plot…just hit “Reply” and I’ll be happy to send along the super-secret details. 🙂