Start Strong, Finish Strong: Prescriptions for a Lifetime of Great Health

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The ultimate health program for those who want to live longer, healthier lives.

Start Strong, Finish Strong means living the life we all want-now and as we age. It means a healthy heart, strong bones, and a quick mind. It means feeling great and looking younger than you did five years ago. It means making small but significant changes to your lifestyle that will revolutionize your life. With dynamite father/son combo Dr. Ken and Dr. Cooper, ...

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Overview

The ultimate health program for those who want to live longer, healthier lives.

Start Strong, Finish Strong means living the life we all want-now and as we age. It means a healthy heart, strong bones, and a quick mind. It means feeling great and looking younger than you did five years ago. It means making small but significant changes to your lifestyle that will revolutionize your life. With dynamite father/son combo Dr. Ken and Dr. Cooper, you'll learn how to:

· Add at least three years to your life
· Prevent age-related mental decline by 10 percent Annually
· Live without even minimal physical disability for seven extra years
· Reduce the risk of dying from coronary disease by 33 percent, and the risk of dying from cancer by 24 percent

Blast off to a strong start to getting your life in gear with the Coopers and finish strong with a healthy heart and mind.

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What People Are Saying

Jim Ryun
It is heartening to see this father/son team have such a concern for our nation's health. Pick it up, read it, apply it—your life will change for the better.
Michael Johnson
Start Strong, Finish Strong provides a practical, comprehensive guide to diet and exercise, and more important, a lifestyle that will make you feel better, look better, and live a longer and more enjoyable life.
Mike Huckabee
For less than the cost of your insurance copay or a bottle of good vitamins, this book will help you have years of stronger, healthier, and happier living as you gain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583333181
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/11/2008
  • Edition description: reprint
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 806,704
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., MPH, is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on preventive medicine, author of the international bestseller Aerobics, and an avid skier. In addition to his work at the world-renowned Cooper Clinic and Aerobics Center in Dallas, he is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and spokesperson for the “no trans fat” movement. Doctors Ken and Tyler both live in Dallas.

Tyler C. Cooper, M.D., MPH, is a preventive medicine specialist, an athlete, and the founder of Cooper Ventures, which strives to help people incorporate healthy living into every aspect of their lives.

William Proctor has worked on twelve books with Dr. Kenneth Cooper, including the New York Times bestseller Controlling Cholesterol and Controlling Cholesterol the Natural Way.

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Table of Contents


Preface xi Introduction xiii Part 1 Finding Your Special Inner Drive
1 How to Jump-start a Stubborn Body 3
2 Squaring Off the Curve of Your Life 15
3 What's Your Hot Button? 26
4 The Science of Starting and Finishing Strong 59 Part 2 The Seven Simple Cooper Start-ups
5 Start-up #1-Don't Put Off Your Gold-Standard Physical Exam 81
6 Start-up #2-The Active Mind-set: Focus on the Amazing Benefits of Fitness 114
7 Start-up #2-Your Basic Exercise Program: Launch a Personal Plan 133
8 Start-up #2-Advanced Fitness: Explore Your Physical Potential 168
9 Start-up #3-Go on a One-Thing Weight-Loss Eating Plan 204
10 Start-up #4-Follow a Wise Supplement Strategy 235
11 Start-up #5-Do Serious Smoke Control 268
12 Start-up #6-Counteract Substance Surprises 287
13 Start-up #7-Combat Stress with Mind-Spirit Strength 302 Part 3 Strategies for Finishing Strong
14 It's Time to Finish Strong 327
15 The Secret to Maintaining Motivation 339
16 Your Fitness Future Is Now 365 Appendix 369 Notes 375 Index 401
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