Medicare drying up, 401 K’s down, what more bad news can there be for middle-aged adults? The Somatopause, that’s what. The sa-mot-a-what?

The somatopause (sa-mot-a-pause) is the name scientists give to the metabolism slow-down, and loss-of-energy condition that begins in the mid-30s. For the 80 million plus baby boomers in the US, somatopause is the ultimate baby boomer bummer.

Symptoms of the somatopause are weight-gain, especially around the middle; loss of bone density; and declining energy and sex drive. Bad cholesterol goes up, good cholesterol goes down, and skin begins to wrinkle.

“The somatopause is related directly to the decline of growth hormone (a natural substance produced by the body) during aging,” says author Phil Campbell, in a book on anti-middle-aging, health and fitness.

It’s no secret that several well-known actors take growth hormone injections for its anti-aging, youth rejuvenating properties. And growth hormone injections have been banned for athletes because of its ability to improve performance.

“Growth hormone is given to children with clinical stature growth problems to help them grow normally,” says Campbell, “growth hormone therapy does not make adults grow taller, but it does reverse some important clinical effects of aging.”

Campbell cites biomedical research showing that increasing growth hormone can produce an average 14 percent loss in body fat and an 8 percent gain in muscle for older adults. Researchers also report improvements in skin, bone density, and cholesterol.

Can the fountain of youth be purchased with a physician’s prescription and $1,000 a month, the current cost for growth hormone therapy? Campbell says there is a better way.

“This is great news for middle-age adults,” says Campbell, “these new biomedical discoveries tell us how to get the anti-middle-aging, athletic improving benefits of increasing growth hormone naturally without injections.

Specific forms of exercise, some inexpensive nutritional supplements, and adequate deep sleep, will do the job naturally, he says.

In his book, “Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time-Crunched Adults,” ( Campbell, former hospital administrator turned author, uses 160 biomedical research studies to show readers that his program, called Synergy Fitness, will help adults get the benefits of increasing growth hormone, but through natural means.

“Researchers show that the short-burst types of anaerobic exercise like sprinting, high-intensity cycling and swimming will significantly increase growth hormone in your body, naturally—without injections,” says Campbell.

“Most people I talk with about fitness want to feel good, lose weight, restore their energy and appearance to youthful levels,” says Campbell, “and most want a lean, muscular, sprinter’s physique. That’s what increasing growth hormone naturally can do if you follow the right type of fitness program.”

Source: National Library of Medicine Savine, Sonksen. (2000). “Growth Hormone—hormone replacement for the somatopause.” Horm Res 2000:53 Suppl 3:37-41. PMID: 10971102

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Phil Campbell wrote his first fitness training manual over 30 years ago. While in college, he managed health clubs and performed personal training 20 years before it was called personal training. Two masters degrees later, and a 20-year career as a healthcare executive that included serving as a Division President with eight hospitals under his command, he returned to writing about fitness, improving athletic performance, anti-aging, and anti Middle-aging. He’s been nicknamed the “anti Middle-aging guy.”

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Phil Campbell will be 50 on his next birthday. He shares his unique experience of how a 20-year career healthcare executive and a father of three can achieve optimum fitness improvement as a time-crunched adult. With years of experience in taking complex medical subjects and making them understandable and practical, he has written a complete guide—based on the latest discoveries in medical research—that shows readers step-by-step how to improve fitness, energy, and appearance. Phil Campbell is the creator of Synergy Fitness—a comprehensive fitness training approach targeted at five major areas of fitness—flexibility, endurance, strength, power, and anaerobic conditioning. As a masters athlete, Phil Campbell holds several USA Track and Field Masters titles including first place in the 100-meter sprint, Southeastern U.S. Championships for his age group in 2000. In 2001, he placed third nationally in USA Track and Field Masters Nationals in his age group in the javelin throw, fifth in discus, and he won medals in several 100 and 200 meter sprint competitions. In his late 40s, he won a 40-yard dash competition in 4.69 seconds. He has a black belt in Isshinryu Karate, and has competed and won first place in marital arts and weightlifting competitions. Phil Campbell will show you how to have the most successful—and lasting—fitness improvement experience of your life.