Mister T

As Tolkien wrote, “The OAK that is Strong does not Wither…”

Testosterone is a long word for a reasonably short chemical compound that spawns many direct and indirect outcomes for KABOOMER hardwoods.

Mister T

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Right – – – just 4 hydrocarbon rings with a few oxygen molecules and presTo Change-o for oaken hardwood…maybe.

Tim Ferris offers a simple and hopefully hard equation in his compiled Tools of Titans,

“To Increase TDECREASE C(ortisol).” We’ll save that letter “C” for another post.

I commend to you this very credible article about NATURAL ways to improve bodily Testosterone (aka “T“) levels over time. I like this science-backed article by Simon Slavvsen for several reasons.  A prominent one is that KABOOMER: Thriving and Striving into your 90s objectively addresses the benefits of “normal” Testosterone levels for folks like me in our encore years. So, Simon and I are like-minded…

KABOOMER also addresses MANOPAUSE condition with the acronym A D A M for an unhealthy condition that too many gents in my boomer generation suffer.

As I wrote on page 98 of KABOOMER:

“Wither not on your uber-important strength journey to party past 90 years young.”

And then on page 251,

“all of us should produce “T” until we stop breathing, though in diminished levels as we age…”

We want all KABOOMERS to be normal or better PRODUCERS!

I share my KABOOMER bad-boy list about ADAM so that you can readily compare that to Simon’s natural BIGBOY checklist @ Testosteronerd.com.

  • Here are 16 danger signs and possible ADAM symptoms:

    Adverse changes in physical appearance
    Body fat gain, particularly abdominal weight gain
    Loss of lean muscle tissue
    Bone deterioration
    Loss of hair
    Wrinkling and drying of the skin
    Fatigue
    Poor sleep quality or insomnia
    Decreased libido, possible erectile dysfunction (ED)
    Hot flashes (yup), blushing, and sweating
    Aches and pains
    Mental functions decline
    Reduced motivation/apathy
    Nervousness, anxiety, and irritability
    Memory lapses
    Depression.

You undoubtedly grasp how ADAM (aka Andropause or Manopause) can adversely impact one’s quality of life. If one lets it DROP.

Circling back to Simon’s counterpunches – Go Natural, as far and fast as you can, IF your regular LAB readings for Testosterone at your age are “low.”

Or, to be a bit profane yet true for Guys between regular blood draws; consider Tim Ferris’ interview with Dr. Kelly Starrett in The Tools of Titans,

“if you wake up and you don’t have a boner, there’s a problem.  Yes or No?”

Don’t become a “T”-dropper! KABOOM.

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Or Text WP-40 to Text #41259 to OPT-IN for regular tips and tricks to stay hard past forty.

 

 

And, remember that Testosterone is very important for KABOOMER ladies to thrive and strive as well!

 

Rational Numbers

Some of us may remember that our mathematics teachers labeled PI, or 3.1415… as an IRrational number.

Happy belated PI Day, by the way.

Pi Day Bill NyeCredit: Bill Nye

And, on a public safety note, these first days after DAYLIGHT SAVING changes can be unhealthy ones.  Do not underestimate the importance of circadian rhythms on your health!

The good folks at OURA Ring offer these very useful “DST” wellness hacks after the time machine tricks played by all states except Hawaii and Arizona.

…  Please DO consider ’em!

Is it irrational for 48 states to extend this circadian-rhythm-busting artificiality?  My tuppence is affirmative...

Energy saving for World War I efforts is a bit dated as a premise for 2021 energies.

We’ve always done it that way?!

This platitude is plainly IRrational for your physical banking efforts, too!

A rational, numbers-based plan to improve one’s physical banking account is simple, hard, YET eminently doable.

In a spirit of rational numbers – PLEASE reflect on your current FITNESS or GYM Age and these important longevity factors.

  • Can you walk a mile faster than your age-group peers?
  • How is your Sit-Reach Flexibility?
  • Can you balance on one straight leg with eyes closed for at least 15 seconds?
  • What is your measured Grip strength?
  • What is your lung capacity and how quickly can you exhale most of your inhaled air?
  • Can you Sit to Rise without using your hands?

If you ARE where you want to be- KUDOS!

If you are not in a rational and viable fitness place on your journey, please reach out to your fitness professional, or contact me for your complimentary fitness orientation.  KABOOM.

Choose to Challenge

Today is a special shout-out day for gender equality –  International Women’s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge.

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In my lines of work, I  hopefully enable and I definitely admire women’s demonstrated fitness, persistence, and achievement.

I’m blessed that I get to endure athletic events without OMNIS VIRIS as a mantra. In Rowing, some of my crews’ highest achievements have been in mixed boats.

I hesitate to mention a MADMEN commercial from 1968 which some readers may remember – Virginia Slims’  You’ve Come a Long Way Baby – as it was tobacco-related. Yet it well reflected the times that were a-changin’ in those roaring 60s. Recall dramatic societal shifts, Woodstock, anti-war movements, and technological advances like birth control pills. “The ad campaign successfully captured the zeitgeist of the United States at that time with an image of a confident, tall, slender, pants suit-wearing woman on the go, mirroring the country’s mainstream awareness of the women’s rights movement…”

Half a century later – on this  #IWD21 I ponder what the spirit(s) of our time is/are… I hope that WE (in the universal sense)  can leverage today’s societal/cultural shifts and technological advances to help more and more of US live longer and live better.

This spirit of mine transcends pandemics. It is rooted in soft skills like empathy, motivation, self-actualization, and self-realization.

I commend this British gent’s sentiment and slogan’ed T-Shirt!

It also has taproots in immunity-boosting motives of diet and exercise.

I tip my cap to women. I envy their relative demographic survivability over “my” gender. I think enough of this distinction that the first exemplar I wrote in KABOOMER was “never quit trying ” Dolly Parton.  And, I admire each and every female baby boomer who reaches for that little bit extra to KABOOM.

When preparedness meets opportunity, campaigns (however long they can become) can end in victory. The century-long struggle by women for Equal Rights in the USA  finally overcame OMNIS VIRIS and truly made US better together. Most women I am privileged to know are “on the go”, confident, and aware. And they don’t smoke Virginia Slims today.

We should all choose to challenge.  Every one of us should capitalize on preparedness.

Be safe, ladies and gentlemen,

Dave Frost