Date Published: 20 January 2009
Cure for the Middle-age Spread
It's been called the "middle-age spread," and the middle-age blimp-out. What ever it's called, it's a physical reality for middle-age adults.
Medical researchers call this condition the somatopause (sa-mot-a-pause).
Its symptoms-weight-gain, energy decline, loss of muscle, bad cholesterol goes up, good cholesterol goes down, and the skin begins to wrinkle.
"In US, most of the 80 million baby-boomers are experiencing the somatopause," says Phil Campbell, the author of a new book on anti-MIDDLE-aging, health and fitness. In Australia while the overall figures may not be as high, they are undoubtedly relatively similar due to our lifestyle similarities.
The somatopause is the "ultimate baby-boomer bummer," explains Campbell since millions are spent by middle-age Australians on healthcare, medicine, plastic surgery, health food, and gym memberships attempting to reverse the impact of the somatopause.
"The somatopause has a cure and it's free," says Campbell, "and this is great news for all middle-age adults struggling with weight loss and lack of energy."
There is a specific type of exercise that makes the body release a particular hormone that reverses the somatopause. "And you don't have to spend all day in the gym," says Campbell, "exercise targeted at releasing this anti-middle-aging hormone actually doesn't take a lot of time."
"The somatopause has two cures proven in mainstream research," explains Campbell. "Growth hormone injections which have serious implications and run into at least $1000 a month, and anaerobic exercise-the short-burst, get-you-out-of-breath in 10 seconds, sprinting types of exercise."
Researchers show that the somatopause is related directly to the decline of growth hormone (a natural substance produced by the body) during aging. Campbell cites biomedical research showing that increasing growth hormone can produce an average response of a 14% loss in body fat and an 8% gain in muscle. Researchers also report improvements in skin, bone density, and cholesterol profile.
It the US media, it's widely reported that several well-known actors take growth hormone injections for its anti-aging, youth rejuvenating properties. And growth hormone injections have been banned for athletes because of its ability to improve performance.
"Growth hormone is normally given to children with clinical stature growth problems to help them grow normally," says Campbell. "Growth hormone therapy does not make adults grow taller, but it does reverse several measurable clinical factors of the somatopause."
In his book, "Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time-Crunched Adults," Campbell uses 160 biomedical research studies to show readers that his Synergy Fitness program will help adults get the benefits of increasing growth hormone naturally-without injections. Complete with over 300 photo-illustrations showing specific exercise techniques and ideas, the book is set to revolutionize fitness, especially for adults over 30.
In fact Campbell, now approaching 50, offers five levels of Synergy Fitness programs-from beginners to pro-athletes. And the starting level takes a reasonable 3½ hours a week. The book, now in its second edition, is now available in Australia, exclusively via the Internet, thanks to Australia's favourite health and fitness website, healthfitness.com.au .
According to its Editor-in-Chief, Stefan Angheli:
"We're careful in selecting the products we promote on healthfitness.com.au and we found Campbell's fitness program, remarkable. Ready Set Go, Fitness, uses revolutionary research and a sound scientific approach, to offer a practical and effective way to help middle age adults, and adults of all ages get fit and stay young."