Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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March 21, 2013

On Fitness column: Eating advice

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3) Your gains may be smaller than you would like. This is due to decreases in testosterone and a lower level of muscle mass from years of atrophy. Be patient. The good news is that research shows that even individuals even in their 90’s can build muscle mass.

Regarding supplements: I recommend the following: Fish oil and a high-quality multi-vitamin. That’s about it for the general population. Other protocols are highly individual, varying with each person.

QUESTION: Motivational tips: What are the most amazing ‘side effects’ of exercise and eating right?

Expert: Art McDermott

Owner, Matrix Strength & Fitness

Answer: Wow! This is an easy one. If this list doesn’t get you thinking, I’m not sure what will.

The benefits of a sound diet and exercise routine include: Improved body composition, improved mood, lower blood pressure, increased energy levels, better sleep, decreased incidence of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, including breast cancer, increased quality of life, a better ability to forestall Alzheimer’s disease, better sex life, longer life-span, and better memory and thinking skills. The list goes on and on…

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