The following article really opened my eyes. I am suffering from a malady that I did not know has a medical name attached to it.
OK so I suffer from middle age spread which has not gotten out of hand as yet but there is a constant fight to keep the spread at bay. What I did not know was the medical term for this “condition” is called “somatopause”.
The term as you will read below is an extrapolation of the term menopause but relates to both men and women. Apparently we all start to suffer from somatopause around the age of thirty when our human growth hormone production begins to decline. The article suggests ways to keep the middle age spread in check without using any pharmaceuticals.
Oh and one more thing. The picture attached to the article is not me! First I would never where those short and if I had that physique I would definitely keep my shirt on. kJ
Stimulating the body’s own HGH production can remove fat, add muscle, and take years off your appearance, and because it’s nature’s way, it’s safe.
From Hollywood to Main Street
Although far from being a mainstream phenomenon, it is estimated that about 30,000 Americans are shooting up with HGH, a rapid rise from the estimated 2,000 that were doing so in the mid-1990′s.
One of the reasons is that HGH is more readily available now that biotech companies have learned to synthesize it through recombinant DNA technology; previously the only source was natural HGH from human cadavers, an obviously rare and expensive supply.
Somatopause – The Middle Age Spread
Older health club members face a double whammy. Although they work out at the gym regularly and seem to be constantly dieting, as age they lose more muscle mass and gain more body fat especially around the middle. Those long cardio sessions can’t seem to get the midriff past a certain point.
Welcome to middle age. This malady is called “somatopause”. The middle-age somatopause is signified by energy decline, weight-gain (usually around the middle, and hips), loss of muscle, and wrinkled skin. Other symptoms include energy decline, a rise in LDL cholesterol and a lowering of the good HDL.