THE NOVEAU 40The “NEW” look at living and life over 40.
Welcome to The Noveau 40OK, so you are in your 40s (and older) and yet, you don’t look like your father or other men intheir 40s when you were growing up. You see guys who are half your age and they look olderthan you. You get asked your age and people say, “you don’t look your age!” Is it that peoplejust assume 40 plus is out of shape and sickly or is it that we are just getting better at taking careof ourselves. I would like to believe that we are taking better care of ourselves. We are eatingright, we exercise more and we are just living healthier lives.Our health is important to us because we have realized that to have an edge in life, we must takeof ourselves. This is definitely critical for men of color because we neglect our health more. TheNoveau 40 magazine will cover health and other aspects that affect our lives. Join us to thisjourney and finally, get a chance to hear the the voices of The Noveau (New) 40.
Fitness 30-Minute Chest Workout by Nick Nilsson, C.P.T. Mensfitness.com Guys love to train chest. So much so, in fact, that theyll spend an hour or more on it, pounding their pecs with so many sets that they look enormous by the time they leave the gym. As soon as their "pump" deflates, however, theyre left with the same sunken chests theyve always had—and a lot of soreness. Our plan trains your chest twice as hard in half as long and yields results you keep. Actually, the chest component of each workout takes only about 10 minutes to complete. Youll hit it hard using supersets and tri-sets with little rest in between, then train the rest of your body in the remaining 20 minutes. This will allow you to maintain size and strength everywhere else, as well as cause the release of muscle-building hormones that will enhance the results you see in your chest. The first workout starts with a modified tri-set for the chest, designed to pump your pecs and stretch the connective tissue that surrounds them, thereby allowing more room under your skin for the muscles to grow. The second chest blast is done by pairing pushups with very heavy sets of dumbbell bench presses. Though youll be brutally sore afterward, the combination of high and low reps will flush an enormous amount of blood into your chest and maximize the recruitment of your biggest muscle fibers, setting the stage for big gains.
Fitness 30-Minute Chest Workout On the third day, youll do a variation on an old bodybuilding technique called "running down the rack." Youll perform dumbbell bench presses on an incline, flat, and then decline bench without rest in between. Instead of lightening the load on each set and reducing the demand on your muscles (the way the technique is normally done), youll simply change the angle from incline to flat to decline—this puts you in progressively stronger mechanical positions, so you can keep the superset going without having to stop or switch dumbbells. Directions: Frequency: Perform each workout (Days I, II, and III) once per week, resting at least a day between each session. How To Do It: Perform the exercises marked lowercase a and b, or lowercase a, b, and c, as a modified superset or tri-set, as prescribed. That means youll complete one set for each exercise in order, resting or not resting as prescribed between sets. So youll do one set of a, then one set of b, and repeat, or one set of a, b, and then c. Rest after the last exercise in the group, and then repeat the process for the prescribed number of sets. Perform the remaining exercises as straight sets, completing all the prescribed sets for one exercise before moving on to the next. Weight: Except where otherwise noted, use the heaviest weight that allows you to complete all the prescribed repetitions for a given set.
Your Health You have thousands of choices and decisions to make everyday. You have the right to not go to the gym, you the right to follow poor nutritional habits, you have the right to overwork yourself and not get enough sleep. You must accept the fact that your physique has suffered because of the choices that you make everyday.
It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. Your Health
Nutrition The 5 Best Supplements for Men There are literally thousands of pills you could be taking at any one time. Here are the most important five. by Kimberly Flynn mensfitness.com Multivitamin Its not exotic, but it is a must for everyone who doesnt get enough fruits and vegetables. (Thats you, and up to 80% of other men.) Rather than megadoses of nutrients, look for one pill that provides 100% of your daily requirements for as many different vitamins and minerals as possible. (Amounts exceeding 100% are generally a waste.) And make sure you buy a mens formula, without extra iron. Excess levels of the mineral could increase your risk of heart disease (a condition called hemachromatosis), says Doug Kalman, M.S., R.D., director of clinical research at Miami Research Associates. Protein Powder You can get plenty of protein in your diet, but protein powder has other advantages: Its convenient and generally lower in calories than an entire "high protein" meal. Drinking a protein shake after every workout speeds muscle recovery and supplies your body with the amino acids needed for muscle growth. There are two widely used proteins: whey and casein. Whey is absorbed more quickly by the body, while casein is digested slowly-providing the body with a longer-lasting supply of muscle-building nutrients. Thats why many researchers recommend taking a mixture of the two to help sustain the release of amino acids into the blood for as long as possible.
Nutrition The 5 Best Supplements for Men Creatine This synthetic version of an energy source produced naturally in the body is stored in the muscles for use during exercise. And it works! Multiple studies show that creatine does help speed recovery and the growth of lean-muscle mass after a workout. Manufacturers used to agree that new creatine users should start with a weeklong "loading phase" of 20 grams per day; however, recent research shows that this isnt necessary, according to Chris Mohr, Ph.D., R.D., adjunct professor of nutrition at the University of Louisville. You can start taking creatine at the normal dose of three to five grams per day after a workout. You can even mix it directly with your protein powder. Green Tea If we havent beaten you over the head with the findings enough in the last year, heres a recap: Green tea fights fat. Animals who are given the extract in studies gain less weight and burn substantially more fat than animals getting a placebo. You can drink the tea-experts ideally recommend about eight glasses a day-or go the easier route and just take a supplement. Aim for 90 milligrams three times daily. Fish Oil Most guys in their 20s and 30s arent thinking about their hearts. But if you have a family history of heart disease, you ought to start thinking about fish oil, the best protection available against the disease. Experts recommend taking at least one to two grams a day. Be aware: This is not the time to scrimp and save money. Cheap fish-oil supplements taste like fish and can leave you hiccuping herring all day. Higherquality brands are more expensive, but they have much less of a fishy taste. There are literally thousands of pills you could be taking at any one time. Forget them. These are the five every guy should be taking in order to fight disease, counteract bad genes, and simply live as long as possible.
Source: StripperRipped.com BY DIESELSpending lots of time in the gym locker rooms has left me to believethat I have it easy. I keep hearing comments from fellow gym memberslike “oh man, you black guys have great genetics”.This usually was the response I received once I denied ever usinganabolic steroids or growth hormone. Several times, I get the ” ohyou’re lean because all black guys are ripped”.The point is, there is no get fit quick free card. Sure, manyfolks, Black, White, Hispanic or Asian may possess some geneticqualities that hasten the muscle building process. Irrespective of all ofthis, we all must put in the time.Instead of focusing of what we may possess, I began thinking of howthese comments usually came from those individuals who oftenmissed workouts, partied too much and refused to alter their workoutroutines. I pondered how many took long sabbaticals and neglectedtheir nutritional requirements. In hindsight, these same cats were theones who years ago juiced up like crazy but somehow, I’m the one whohas it “easy” ?The way, I see it, we’re all in the same boat. Everyone must scheduletime and make the best of their workouts. If it were easy, we’d see themajority of our citizens in wicked shape. So let’s forget about who ispredisposed for muscle growth, instead, let’s focus on getting fitter!
The first step to gettingthe things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. Nutrition, work/personal life balance and a dedication to makingexercise a part of your life Your Health EVERYDAY.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude. Now all you have to do Is just get started.Your Health
HEALTH CHECKLIST FOR MEN OVER 40Compared to women, men tend to drink more, suffer more from stress and seekmedical advice less often. However, men are also living longer and their lifespan iscatching up to women. Make sure that your later years are as healthy as possible. Asyou age past 40, following health recommendations from organizations like theMayo Clinic is a good way to take control of your health.VACCINATIONSVaccinations are not just for the young,according to MedlinePlus. Consider aone-time vaccination for herpes zoster,which can cause shingles, after age 60.Your doctor might suggest a yearly fluvaccine over the age of 50 and a one-time pneumococcal vaccine after age65. This latter vaccine protects againstthe most common cause of pneumoniain older individuals. Health officialsrecommend booster shots for tetanus-diptheria-pertussis every 10 years. ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM If you have smoked more than 100 cigarettes in your lifetime, MayoClinic.com recommends an abdominal ultrasound at age 65 to screen for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Using high-frequency sound waves, the ultrasound can look for bulges in the main artery in your abdomen. This budge can indicate an aneurysm. Treatment varies from watchful monitoring of the aneurysm to emergency surgery, depending on its size.
HEALTH CHECKLIST FOR MEN OVER 40HEART HEALTHHigh blood pressure and highcholesterol raise your risk for heartdisease and strokes. Normal bloodpressure is less than 120 systolic and 80diastolic, or 120/80. Have your bloodpressure checked at least every twoyears if it is in this range. If your bloodpressure is higher than 140/90, see yourdoctor as often as he recommends. Yourdoctor will likely recommend a bloodtest for cholesterol after age 40,especially if you have a family history ofhigh cholesterol or heart disease. Yourdoctor may also include a measurementof your triglyceride levels. Repeat yourcholesterol tests every 5 years,according to MedlinePlus. COLON CANCER SCREENING Unless you have a family history of colon cancer or personal risk factors like polyps or inflammatory bowel disease, screening for colon or rectal cancer typically begins at age 50. A number of screening tests are available to look for cancer or for treatable precancerous changes. This includes testing a stool sample looking for blood, the fecal occult blood test, or for DNA mutations, also known as a stool DNA test. Using a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy your doctor views the colon to look for suspicious areas and take samples for biopsy.
HEALTH CHECKLIST FOR MEN OVER 40 PROSTATE EXAM Enlargement of the prostate can cause urinary problems as one of the first symptoms. This enlargement can be benign, or a sign of prostate cancer. After age 40, your doctor will recommend a yearly digital rectal exam to feel the prostate gland and check for abnormalities. The prostate- specific antigen, or PSA, test is another screening method. This blood test measures levels of PSA, with high levels possibly indicating cancer.DIABETESAs you age your risk for Type II diabetesincreases. Screening for diabetes, usinga fasting blood glucose test or bloodA1C test, should begin at age 45.Generally, repeat screening is every 3years although your doctor mightrecommend a more frequent screeningschedule depending on your risk factors. EYE HEALTH Treatable eye diseases can cause blindness if you ignore symptoms for too long. In addition to checking your visual acuity, your eye specialist will examine your eyes for signs of glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Your risk for these eye conditions increases after age 40. The recommendations for eye checkups are every 2 years after age 40, according to MedlinePlus.
HEALTH CHECKLIST FOR MEN OVER 40OTHER SCREENING TESTSGet your hearing tested every 10 years after age 40 and every 3 years after age 50.Mental health screening for dementia and Alzheimers disease is available if you oryour family is concerned about your decision-making ability or possible memoryloss. Over the age of 40, you might find yourself divorced and newly dating. Discusssexually transmitted disease screening, including an HIV test, with your doctor. Thisis especially important if you are going to begin a new sexual relationship. By Stacey Anderson LiveStrong.com
Investing 3 Ways To Indirectly Invest In Apple by Aaron Pragnell Investopedia.com Apple shares have been on a roll for the past few years: up approximately 50% within the last year, 265% over the three previous years and 8,000% in the past 10 years. To put the gain into perspective, in July of 2002, Apple stock traded for around $7 per share. Had you invested $10,000 you could have bought roughly 1,429 Apple shares. If you held onto those shares, they would be worth over $894,000 today. Apple has come a long way and revolutionized several industries over the past decade: iTunes changed the music industry, the iPhone has transformed the telecom sector and the iPad has created an entirely new market. The company is on a roll and with the tablet market barely penetrated and a potential Apple television in the future, Apples stock could have even further gains ahead. One issue that arises in purchasing stock in the company is that Apples stock is no longer $7. As of closing on August 13, 2012, Apple traded at $626. The stock is no longer cheap and investing $10,000 will only allow you to buy about 15 shares. The solution: invest in Apple suppliers. Below are a few companies that should profit off of the success of Apple and may be a more viable investing option for many. Akamai Founded by MIT professors, the company provides backend infrastructure service and software for several big customers, such as the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission, Toyota Motors, the NFL and Morgan Stanley, to name only a few. Akamai launched in April 1999 and since has become a dominant force in the industry. Akamai states on their website "if youve ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, youve probably used Akamais cloud platform." Akamai provides Apple with infrastructure support for content delivery, QuickTime Streaming Operations and software downloads for Apples website. Apple, having foreseen Akamai becoming such a vital partner back in 1999, invested $12.5 million dollars for a roughly 5% stake in Akamai. Steve Jobs was quoted as saying "Together, Apple and Akamai will deliver the highest quality and easiest to use Internet streaming video content available." Akamai shares currently trade around $35. Returns over the past 10 years have been over 3,100%, roughly 76% in three years and around 21% in the past year. If youre looking for an affordable investment with direct relationship to Apple, Akamai may be an excellent opportunity.
Investing Qualcomm 3 Ways To Indirectly Invest In Apple With a market cap over $100 billion, Qualcomm is a major supplier in the technology industry. The company provides Apple with processor chips for products like the iPhone and iPad. A report published by Forbes states Qualcomm makes approximately $23.54 off each iPhone 4S sold. With 26 million iPhones sold in Apples recent Q3 earnings, Qualcomm racked in over $612 million dollars in just three months, from only one product. The new iPhone is also set to be released later this year and despite 26 million iPhones still being sold, many are waiting for the newest Apple gadget to be released before upgrading. Rumors have circulated that Qualcomm will supply the iPhone 5 with a 28 nanometer chip, so Qualcomm is sure to reap the rewards if Apples iPhone 5 dominates the market. Historically, the top selling quarter for the iPhone is directly after the newest version has been released. In Q1 and Q2, after the release of the iPhone 4S, Apple sold roughly 72 million phones. With a one-year return around 8%, beating the approximate 6% of the S&P 500, Qualcomm is fairly priced at just under $60 a share. This may be a great chance to cash in on some of Apples success. Qualcomm has returned over 350% in the past 10 years and around 27% in the past three years. Skyworks Solutions Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Skyworks Solutions was founded in 1962 and provides semiconductors for a wide range of devices. Apple is the largest purchaser of semiconductors, purchasing roughly $24 billion in 2011, nearly $10 billion more in semiconductors than Samsung Electronics, who falls in second place at over $14 billion. In 2012, Apple is expected to buy around $28 billion in semiconductors, a growth of roughly 15%. Skyworks should benefit from this increase as it supplies Apple with products for the iPhone and iPad. Trading around $28 per share, Skyworks has returned over 715% in 10 years; 2011 returns were up nearly 10% and up roughly 260% over the past five years. The Bottom Line If you believe in Apples future, then the companies above may be a great way to indirectly invest in the company at a lower price point. Keep in mind that the companies mentioned deal with many other large corporations - some even supply Apples competitors, as well. So even if Apple continues to grow market share, there is still a possibility the above firms may not benefit. Buying shares in these companies can not only be a way to invest in Apple, but to diversify your risk from investing in just one company. If you believe in the growth of the entire smartphone and tablet market, the above companies may be a great way to benefit from the expansion of the whole industry.
3 Things You Can Do From Home For Additional IncomeAn essential ingredient in frugal living is spending less money. However, there is only somuch you can cut from your budget before you can’t cut anymore — or you feel sorestricted that it becomes difficult to maintain your situation. If you are looking to improveyour cash flow, you can look for ways to add a little more income to your budget.Increasing your income doesn’t mean that you have to go out and find a part-time job,though. There are things you can do from home to make a little extra money. You may haveto spend some time getting things started, but after a while, you might find that you cancreate a steady income from the comfort of your home.1. FreelancingOne of the most popular things you can do is freelance. You can freelance if you know howto write, if you are knowledgeable about graphic design, or if you know how to program.Technology has made it possible for you to provide your services to people all over theworld. Many of my own clients have never even met me in person. You will have to figureout how to set your freelance rates, and you need to be careful of scams and people whodon’t pay you in a timely manner, but with a little perseverance, you can earn some moneyas a freelancer.
2. Start Your Own Web SiteAnother way to make a little extra money is to start your own web site. Think of somethingthat you are passionate about, or that you are knowledgeable about. You can start a blog orweb site quickly and fairly inexpensively. Post information that others find useful, andconsider tweaking content to focus on certain keywords. You can even look for goodinformation from other sites, and curate it in a way that attracts visitors. Content curationand creation are expected to really take off, and you can be involved.Monetize your web site/blog with AdSense, as well as affiliate programs. Once you have anestablished following, you can even begin offering advertising packages.3. ConsultingIf you know a lot about something, you can offer your services as a consultant. You can doPR and image consulting, or you can provide help as a SEO (Search Engine Optimization)consultant or social media guru. It doesn’t even have to be online. You can base a consultingbusiness for communications, teamwork, survey design, green living or some other subjectof interest out of your home. You may have to travel sometimes, though, so that can getdifficult.Consulting is also tricky, since you will have to be able to deliver results and prove yourexpertise. But if you have the credentials, you can be a success as a consultant — and do itall from the comfort of your home.Other OpportunitiesThere are plenty of other opportunities to work from home as part of your frugal lifestyle.Companies are outsourcing some call center jobs to home workers or you can be a virtualassistant. I’m sure you can think of plenty of other opportunities to create a little extraincome each month.