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Author Terrance S. McGovern offers readers an incredible guide to fitness in The Rational Drinking Man: A Gentleman Gourmet’s Guide To Health and Fitness. The Rational Drinking Man (aka RDM) is a book that will not only help you stay fit but provide a fun and entertaining way to stay fit. In the foreword, author Terrance S. McGovern reveals a little about his upbringing. Alcohol was a natural part of life, growing up in an Irish Catholic home. After high school he attended Georgetown “where drinking became an art.” His point is that “drinking is not a sin.” He continues by providing a short history of alcoholic beverages. Terrance S. McGovern stresses the importance of taking care of your body for as we grow older our metabolism changes. It is much harder to take off those extra pounds. There is no magic pill for taking off weight and becoming healthy. Terrance McGovern also provides a bit of a biology lesson concerning digestion and metabolism. Mr. McGovern suggests readers avoid processed foods.
The Rational Drinking Man is a small book but filled with great tips and suggestions. Author Terrance S. McGovern writes in a simple and easy to understand style. Many of his hints are common sense. There are meal suggestions and detailed information about fast food meals. The recipes look yummy and I can hardly wait to try out some of them. However, the most important part of this book is the discussion of an exercise regimen. Mr. McGovern points out the importance of stretching before exercising; as we grow older it is especially important. Terrance S. McGovern provides details about various types of exercise. The photographs complement the text in The Rational Drinking Man. Mr. McGovern is in his sixties; I would never have guessed if he had not stated it. It is obvious that he has taken great care of himself and has sound advice for his followers.