Age-Defying Fitness: Making the Most of Your Body for the Rest of Your Life

Age-Defying Fitness: Making the Most of Your Body for the Rest of Your Life

by Marilyn Moffat, Carole Bernstein Lewis, Carole B. Lewis
     
 

THERE IS NO DOUBT that our bodies change with age, as the baby boomer generation is now learning firsthand. But many of the problems attributed to inevitable age-related changes are in fact not inevitable and are often lifestyle induced and reversible. In this new book, Moffat and Lewis show how to overcome the aches, stiffness, and unsteadiness in your muscles and

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THERE IS NO DOUBT that our bodies change with age, as the baby boomer generation is now learning firsthand. But many of the problems attributed to inevitable age-related changes are in fact not inevitable and are often lifestyle induced and reversible. In this new book, Moffat and Lewis show how to overcome the aches, stiffness, and unsteadiness in your muscles and joints. Using their simple, self-administered tests, you will assess your level of physical performance in these five critical domains: posture, balance, strength, flexibility, and endurance. The authors help you develop a personal profile, according to the results of these tests. Easy-to-follow strengthening and stretching exercises, based on the latest clinical research, are included along with a Thera- Band r resistive exercise band for use in some exercises. More than a simple how-to book, Age-Defying Fitness encourages you to take responsibility for your physical well-being, and offers an easy everyday approach to achieving better health.

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Kirkus Reviews
If you are an aging baby-boomer, chances are good you will fail this book's quick quiz assessing your overall physical health. Read on and you may soon earn a passing grade.
Library Journal
Clinical physical therapists Moffat (NYU) and Lewis (geriatrics, George Washington Univ.; founder & president, Premier Physical Therapy) provide excellent, easy-to-understand guidance for baby boomers looking to assess their level of physical fitness in five domains: posture, strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Chapter 1 sets the scene, explaining changes that take place as our bodies age. Simple tests, well illustrated with clear black-and-white drawings and photographs, enable readers to assess their capabilities and lead to a personal profile for physical fitness in each of the five domains. Many of the strengthening and stretching exercises use the Thera-BandR resistive band; others use only wrist or ankle weights and a sturdy chair. The benefits of each exercise are listed, while charts and work sheets allow readers to track their progress. A great resource for determining one's fitness level and custom-tailoring a program; highly recommended for public libraries, though selectors should note that a bound-in insert contains the Thera-BandR. Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Fdn. Lib. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781561453337
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/16/2007
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
271,955
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.96(d)

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