Health and Wellness – Jeff Boyce 2018
As you know over the past few years I have been very focused on improving my overall health. As I entered into my 50s while I had energy and vitality I noticed that I had some challenges. For example rest… from time to time I felt anxious for no apparent reason. I had less strength and my diet was not optimal.
As a younger man I was very athletic and was very involved in power lifting for strength gains and played multiple sports. I took supplements, ate and rested well. As I entered the career place and married the love of my life - well... life happens. I packed on some extra pounds - not a lot mind you but my athleticism suffered.
In 2015 I decided to really focus on fitness and lifestyle improvements. I modified my diet, had blood tests run to determine vitamin deficiencies and began strength training and cardio program.
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I learned that I had chronically elevated cortisol levels and my neurotransmitters where out of balance. I also was low in Vitamin D and several other items. This was due to stress levels at home and work without really allowing myself to recover and I did not have a solid cardio vascular base built up.
Armed with this information I embarked upon a fitness and wellness journey!
I was excited about the initial results that I achieved but I learned that a 50+ body and joints recover much differently than a 20 or 30 something. Moreover, many of the programs that I engaged in were aimed at much younger men. While I achieved phenomenal strength gains - I learned all about over training and the importance of undulating my volume and intensity.
As of this writing - I have lost over 35 pounds, added 20 pounds of lean muscle. Importantly, my overall VO2 max or cardio performance is better than it has been in my life. I can run circles around men half my age (I just need to be sure to recover - as I cannot recover as quickly as they can.)
That said - I still needed to learn more about intelligent supplementation. I have subscribed to several online blood testing services to check my overall performance. I devoured books, YouTube videos, spent a lot of time on examine.com and then quite recently found a really great resource.
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