Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Middle-aged man fatso fathead

Thanks to losing weight I’m now safe from being called a middle-aged man fatso.  There was a time, not long ago, when such a tag would have been hard to defend as being untruthful.  But, no more.

Honestly, it wouldn’t have hurt my feelings because at this stage of life, I’ve got thick skin and so do most middle-aged men.  There are also certain tricks to hide the girth, such as those XXX football jerseys that make for good conversation about one’s favorite football team.  “Hey, how about them Raiders?”

Now, we’re learning there’s more to being a middle-aged man fatso than just having a big gut or lap.  A recent internet article Pierini Fitness read had an eye-catching title High Body Fat Linked to Possible 'Brain Shrinkage'

Seems that recent research suggests obesity may affect brain structure and, apparently, more for men than women.  These findings add to previous research findings of the obesity link to lower brain volumes, brain shrinkage and brain diseases such as dementia.

As typical with most published research, there’s always a caveat that more research is needed.  Until that happens, it’s best being a lean and mean middle-aged man fighting machine for many reasons including to be spared the wrath of being called a middle-aged man fatso fathead.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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