Bonnie Prudden's after Fifty Fitness Guide

Bonnie Prudden's after Fifty Fitness Guide

by Bonnie Prudden
     
 

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"It is pain that ages us, not years." A book that can really change your life? Yes! Bonnie Prudden does more than inspire. She shows you, step-by-step how to maintain, repair, tune up, and take charge of your body, your mind, and your spirit. "Anyone can look and feel younger by getting rid of their muscle pain," says Bonnie Prudden. "And the old saw, 'No pain,no gain… See more details below

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"It is pain that ages us, not years." A book that can really change your life? Yes! Bonnie Prudden does more than inspire. She shows you, step-by-step how to maintain, repair, tune up, and take charge of your body, your mind, and your spirit. "Anyone can look and feel younger by getting rid of their muscle pain," says Bonnie Prudden. "And the old saw, 'No pain,no gain.' is bunk!" she adds. In AFTER FIFTY FITNESS GUIDE, Bonnie specifically tailors her proven trigger point Myotherapy pain relief and corrective exercise techniques to the needs of senior Americans. Prudden sees the over-50 crowd as "the last fit Americans. This group is comprised of the naturally fit generations whose childhoods were spent in body-building chores and creative, active play out of doors. They are the last to walk to school no matter what the weather," Prudden explains. Their bodies can be reclaimed and with the help of trigger point Myotherapy made more comfortable and efficient. Bonnie Pruden's After Fifty Fitness Guide, filled with photographs, charts, and drawing, will help you discover ways to keep fit, supple, and strong with over 100 completely illustrated exercises, from warm-ups, stretches, and strenuous exercises for the already fit, to "Bed Ballet" for the convalescent and stretches and bends that can be done in a chair or with a walker. "Most people think of a walker as a bridge from bed to crutches. I think of it as an inexpensive piece of exercise equipment." You'll also learn how to get rid of muscle-related pain using Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy pain erasure techniques. Improve the quality of your life through work, play and good relationships, boundless joy and...above all...exercise every day.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``It's pain that ages usnot years,'' argues Prudden (Pain Erasure, etc.), fitness adviser to the Eisenhower administration, in this book that is brimming with almost 200 helpful exercises (illustrated with photographs and cross-referenced in charts for ailments and professions) to relieve pain and build everything from muscle to self-image. She debunks myths, such as ``you can't teach an old dog new tricks'' and thatsex ends at 50 or 60, but her tedious diet advises listing and weighing each morsel, and her theory of myotherapy (trigger-point therapy) for lower back pain is a combination of common sense and shiatsu. The text is disorganized, full of simplistic statements (``Birth is very hard on women but it's hard on babies too'') and irrelevancies about herself and the sad state of children's fitness in the U.S., and does not focus solely on readers over 50. This is the first book in the publisher's Good Life series, edited by Butler, chairman of geriatric medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. (October 31)
Library Journal
These books take a similar stance: Exercise is for all ages and the older person is capable of living a vigorous, healthy life. Another similarity is the autobiographical information. Prudden, well known for her fitness activities (writing, demonstrating, lecturing, developing programs for all ages) and her pioneering work with myotherapy, weaves her life story into her book. The three authors of Exercise as You Grow Older intersperse pictures of themselves and describe events from their lives. This unique exercise book is written by three generationsgrandmother, daughter, and granddaughter. It contains a limited number of exercises but establishes an excellent, workable exercise program and philosophy for an older adult. Prudden's text encompasses exercise myths, common illnesses, occupational hazards, and a liberal dose of homespun philosophy. She devotes significant space to the treatment of injuries and pain with myotherapy and the use of exercises to overcome and prevent physical problems. She uses an in-depth approach, whereas Exercise as You Grow Older is ideal for the older person looking for a useful and easily attainable exercise program. Kenneth Tillman, Health & Physical Education Dept., Trenton State College, N.J.

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ISBN-13:
9780394549644
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/29/1986
Series:
Long Life
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
384

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