July/August 2022 Highlight Articles
If you thought that I have been fit and active my entire life because I’ve been competing in the NPC for years, you are very wrong. It’s easier to call it a midlife crisis, or a desperate attempt to find myself after a divorce.
When I was a kid, I used to watch He-Man, The Incredible HULK, WWF Wrestling, and I always admired the figures I would watch. The look of a cartoon character or Big Lou Ferrigno as The Incredible HULK was something that I aspired to be. I wanted to be a muscle man, a hero, a tough guy.
Water is essential for human life. Water is necessary for bodily processes such as transporting glucose and oxygen, helping with digestion, removing waste and biproducts, regulating body temperature, and even making up part of your brain, blood, muscles, and bones.
I’ve learned the hard way that it makes a huge difference to have protein in the fridge, ready to go. Each week, I’ve been taking time to chop veggies and make some protein staples. And so it’s been much easier to hit my daily goal.
The body reacts to stress in a number of ways. The brain triggers the adrenal glands to release hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol.
Though a healthy lifestyle should be a year-round thing, the pressure for a better body is on high during the summer, what with all of the time we spend in tank tops and bathing suits and basically just way less clothing than we’re used to wearing outdoors.