Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death -- and Exercise Alone Won't by Joan Vernikos | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death - and Exercise Alone Won't

Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death - and Exercise Alone Won't

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This groundbreaking new medical work demonstrates how modern sedentary lifestyles contribute to poor health, obesity, and diabetes, and how health can be dramatically improved by continuous, low-intensity, movement that challenges the force of gravity. Citing her original NASA research on how weightlessness weakens astronauts' muscles, bones, and overall health,

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This groundbreaking new medical work demonstrates how modern sedentary lifestyles contribute to poor health, obesity, and diabetes, and how health can be dramatically improved by continuous, low-intensity, movement that challenges the force of gravity. Citing her original NASA research on how weightlessness weakens astronauts' muscles, bones, and overall health, the author presents a simple and effective plan for maintaining good health throughout life by developing new lifestyle habits of frequent gravity-challenging movement. Written for everyone who spends most of their lives sitting in chairs, at desks, and in cars, this practical, easy-to-follow action plan outlines simple gravity-challenging activities such as standing up frequently, stretching, walking, and dancing that are more healthful and effective than conventional diet and exercise regimens.

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Thought-provoking ... former NASA scientist Vernikos ... argues that out-of-shape Americans need to startdoing exercises that make their bodies resist the force of gravity. The good news: dancing, jumping ... and gardening all count. A compelling call to action. —Booklist

A plan that can help everyone improve their health with small, simple actions .... The beauty of Dr. Vernikos' plan is its simplicity. Easy, natural, everyday movements tat take, literally, seconds and can provide a lifetime of benefits. —East Oregonian

An easy-to-use prescription for good health. And the best part? We don't have to spend excessive hours at the gym to produce health benefits. Anyone interested in maintining health and independence will want to read this book. —Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine

What a marvelously practical book! For anyone wondering how to remain active for as long as they can without necessarily becoming an athlete, this book's for you. Highly credible ... the writing is fluid and clear as well. —whatsheread.blogspot.com

A book everyone should read ... I recommend it expecially to anyone who hates exercise and needs motivation to become physically active again. The book is an easy read and easy to put into action in your own life. —Satu Hattula, bodycapable.com

Offers many tips on how people can increase their simple everyday movement, thereby improving their health. "Sitting Kills, Moving Heals" is a superb fitness book ... I highly recommend this book. —La Cross Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610350181
Publisher:
Linden Publishing
Publication date:
11/03/2011
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
465,070
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Joan Vernikos, PhD, is a motivational speaker and a stress expert. She is the former director of NASA's life sciences division and a member of the space studies board of the National Academy of Sciences. She is the author of "The G-Connection: Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging." She lives in Culpeper, Virginia.

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