Men Over 30 Want to ‘Get Back in The Game’

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( — September 3, 2015) –According to an aricle in Men’s Essentials Magazine a growing number of affluent men in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s want to become physically active again. ‘Get Back in The Game’ is written by publisher, Damian Loth, who says it’s been the most popular fitness article with readers in years.

Loth says his own experience mirrored what he was seeing among his peers, and that was where the story really began. He says he found many guys had either stopped playing team sports or gotten out of the regular workout habit, for one or more of several common reasons:

– they were devoting extra time and focus to their business or career
– they had started a family and that took care of any free time
– they’d grown bored with a grinding exercise schedule

How To Get Back in The Game

Loth found that exercise is usually the first habit to go, and more often than not, it’s soon followed by a less-than-optimal approach to eating. He says “pizza at the office while pulling a late one –third time this week– comes to mind!” of the situation he found himself in. It’s a common experience for men in similar situations, and at a certain point Loth says he thought to himself, it had been too long since he was fit and active. So, the question became, “Can I get back in the game?”

He writes in the article that he was fortunate to discover there’s a thinking man’s strategy that gets you back in the game fast–whatever that sport or activity is for you. It also enables you to do it without devoting hours of extra time or effort (that you probably don’t have anyway!). And Loth makes a point that if getting back in the game isn’t an issue for you, the strategy is just as effective at taking your fitness to the next level and beyond.

He says the simplest way to get started is by throwing away forever the one piece of advice around eating you’ve probably heard a thousand times, and that is: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Loth says that is the statement you’ll hear from everyone from GP’s and sports nutritionists to athletic trainers, without fail.

“My mother told me the same thing. The problem is there isn’t a shred of clinical data to support the statement – in fact the data says the exact opposite,” Loth states. In his piece, Loth cites several studies highlighting the many physiological and metabolic benefits of intermittent fasting.

Without Living at The Gym or Hiring a Personal Chef

Loth wanted to find out if there was a way to turn the clock back 20, 30 or as in his own case–40lbs or more. To effortlessly melt fat, while positively impacting his metabolism and energy levels and promoting lean muscle gains–without living at the gym or trying to fit in 6-8 structured meals a day.

He says his sentiments are shared by many other guys he spoke to about the subject, “Seriously, who has the time or inclination for that kind of lifestyle. I certainly don’t.”

According to Loth and many highly credentialed health experts there is a way, it’s called intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is the name given to a variety of eating strategies that share the common feature of eating for a reduced amount of time over the course of a regular week, month or day. Ori Hofmekler introduced the Warrior Diet concept–that espoused skipping breakfast–way back in 2002. At the time it was considered nutritional heresy, and an “extreme and dangerous” approach to eating. The Warrior Diet book was the first to offer a diet plan based on intermittent fasting, and Hofmekler was the only person in the world arguing for substituting the frequent feeding approach of several meals per day, with just one meal per day.

However, based on epidemiological evidence, Hofmekler found it seems that the human body is programmed for a daily cycle of 24 hours and that its optimum fasting threshold should be within the range of about 18 hours. “Anything beyond that may put your body in a starvation-catabolic mode which is not what you’re looking to do, and can have negative effects,” says Loth.

One of the interesting things Loth discovered as he studied intermittent fasting is there are numerous versions of it. He says some people take what’s called a 5-2 or 6-1 approach–fasting for one or two days (eating only 40% of a regular day’s food consumption on fasting days) out of the week, and some only fast one or two days out of the month.

“While there are many people losing weight with those approaches, I found skipping breakfast every day was the easiest way for me–and the science supports that approach too,” Loth continued.

The full ‘Get Back in The Game’ article is published in Men’s Essentials Magazine.