Hgh May be the Fountain of Youth

Hgh May be the Fountain of Youth

Human growth hormone (hGH),  often called the “fountain of youth” and the secret weapon of the movie stars is available to all of us through a specific training protocol. This mystery maturation instigator, is responsible for the regulation and upkeep of one’s physical makeup in the later years.

The hGH attaches to cells that have receptors for it. What this means is that it doesn’t allow fat cells to be created. Also, it does a wonderful job of speeding up your metabolism. In response to the hGH another hormone is made, the Insulin Like Growth Factor-1(IFG-1). This hormone is secreted through our liver and other tissues in response to the hGH. The more IFG-1 you have, the more fat building muscle is created. Basically, the more hGH we have, the more IFG-1 is made in our bodies. With this, our muscles will begin building up much more.

Like the majority of other hormones, hGH is secreted by the pituitary gland. While there are other times it is secreted, the strongest releases of the hormone are while sleeping and during exercise. This is especially directed at baby boomers, as they are in the life stage where this vital hormone can be utilized for fitness.

If the two best ways to produce this natural maintainer of wellness are sleep and exercise, it seems only fitting that you should make some either major or minor adjustments to your lifestyle to improve your health. Sleeping is simple, however if you don’t get enough of it (which many stressed out adults tend not to), there could be a number of harmful consequences to your health. Easy ways to prevent this are by getting 8 hours of sleep a night in a dark room, and by keeping up a balanced diet.

Numerous studies confirm that it is the intensity of the exercise that will produce an ideal amount of hGH. For all of you baby boomers out there, this is most advantageous as it helps to maintain fitness later in life. The best form of exercise for hGH secretion is weight training or intervals within the cardio program. This will require you to use your biggest muscle groups in order to use heavier weight with minimal rest time. Interval cardio is also a great way to produce large amounts of the human growth hormone, while also increasing your endurance and speed.

I suggest starting with weight training as your first defense in the anti-aging attack. Weight training synonymous to strength training, will improve your balance and coordination as well as your posture. More importantly, if you have poor flexibility and balance, strength training can reduce your risk of falling by as much as 40 percent, a crucial benefit. If you have arthritis weight training can be as effective as medication in decreasing arthritis pain. Weight training can help post-menopausal women increase their bone density and reduce the risk of bone fractures. And for the 14 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, weight training can help improve glucose control. Lastly, during weight training, your body continues to burn calories after the workout a process called “physiologic homework.” More calories are used to make and maintain muscle than fat. Your metabolism is boosted 15 percent by this kind of training.

So for those of you out there that think that the only way left to grow will result in a larger clothes size, keep in mind the wonders that can be done by adding exercise into your daily routine. Since age isn’t a barrier holding you back, make the most of the human growth hormone; through weight training, there’s no better time to start than now!

Baby-Boomers and Weight Training

Baby-Boomers and Weight Training

The number of baby boomers is growing in leaps and bounds, and more than any other demographic, this population realizes the importance of staying healthy. As baby boomers age, regular strength training is the key to improving joint flexibility, reducing the risk, hopefully postponing the development of arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease or diabetes.

In terms of weight loss, sadly, low calorie diets alone don’t work – they merely punish the soul and cause metabolism to plummet. That’s not what you want – you want to raise your metabolism. For baby boomers this is particularly important, as strength training raises your metabolism and helps you to avoid the metabolic sluggishness that often plagues people who are over 50.

Here are eight reasons for Baby Boomers … and beyond to start strength training:

Improve weight maintenance. Strength training is crucial to weight control. People who have more muscle mass have a higher metabolic rate. When you’re asleep, fat burns at a rate of five calories an hour and muscle burns around 50. This is an excellent reason to increase lean muscle mass.

  • Prevent osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects older women AND men. Studies indicate     strength training increases bone density and may reduce the risk of fractures among women aged 50-70.
  • Risk of diabetes. Lean muscle tissue helps the body to metabolize blood sugar, which lowers the risk of late onset diabetes.
  • Ease arthritic symptoms. Strength training can reduce pain by strengthening     muscles that protect joints and can also extend the range of motion in some joints.
  • Increase muscle mass / endurance. More lean muscle mass means everyday tasks are     easier, endurance is greater, and there’s more energy at

Three More Tips from Hadley

Three More Tips from Hadley

1st tip

  • Become familiar with Human Growth Hormone, which I call the True Fountain of Youth!
  • Human Growth Hormone also known as (hGH) is the BEST fat-burning, anti-aging, and muscle building- hormone your body produces. Two ways to help your body naturally release this magic fountain of youth is through weight training and putting intense intervals into your cardio plan. The next time you are lifting weights, try changing your repetition speed to a quick slow rhythm. Lift the weight over your head in one count then lower in four counts repeat three to four times.
  • It is this slow part that really challenges and helps signal your body to break down the muscle tissue and build back stronger. That is the reason you want to lift weights to exhaustion or fatigue. It signals your body to prepare for the next time you lift weights.

2nd tip

  • Conducting intervals during your cardio will also trigger hGH. Try doing sprint intervals and cutting down your cardio time to 30 intense minutes, instead of a steady state of 45 minutes or more. An intervals looks like this; 30 seconds at 3 times your previous intensity, then come back  to steady state pace for 1to 2 minutes of recovery. Do this formula until you have finished 10 x 30 second sprints, alternating with the 2 minutes of stead state pace.

3rd Tip

  • Plan ahead that day what you are going to eat, by preparing 6 chicken breasts at a time.
  • Then wrap them individually and put them in your fridge at work or home. I suggest having a protein source every two and half hours.
  • Chicken breast is ready to go at 10am, instead of going for the vending machine snack.