Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis

Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis

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by Miriam E. Nelson, Kristin Baker, Lawrence Lindner, Ronenn Roubenoff
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling author of Strong Women Eat Well and fellow Tufts University scientists present a simple plan that has been proven to reduce the pain and immobility caused by arthritis…

Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis shows the direct connection between a strength-training program you can do at home and the

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The New York Times bestselling author of Strong Women Eat Well and fellow Tufts University scientists present a simple plan that has been proven to reduce the pain and immobility caused by arthritis…

Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis shows the direct connection between a strength-training program you can do at home and the reduction—and even prevention—of arthritis symptoms. No other research study using an exercise program has ever showed the results that the Tufts study achieved: a 43% reduction in pain, a 44% improvement in physical function, and a 71% improvement in strength. This book offers all the tools you need—and more:

·         An exercise program designed specifically to protect the joints and relieve stiffness and soreness

·         A scientifically based eating plan to reduce inflammation and pain

·         A hands-on guide to the latest medications

·         The real story on complementary therapies—which ones work? Which ones don’t?

·        ...

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Can you beat arthritis? Yes. With fundamentally sound advice and a program offered by real experts in the field…Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis should be in the hands of people struggling with arthritis—and also in the hands of their doctors.”—Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D., Medical Correspondent, ABC News

“As an athlete who has had injuries, I am concerned about my muscles and joints. This is a program that is easy to follow. Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis provides the tools and motivation to keep my joints healthy as I grow older.”—Pam Shriver, Tennis Champion

“This clearly written self-care manual by Nelson…and her colleagues… should be a boon to arthritis sufferers…Extremely helpful.”—Publishers Weekly

“Clear, practical, and scientifically-based advice to allow people to take control of their arthritis.”—John H. Klippel, M.D., Medical Director, Arthritis Foundation

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Pain relief, like weight loss, is never short on new "breakthrough programs" promising results based on the latest scientific research, especially when it comes to arthritis. Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis covers much of the same ground that other books on the subject have in terms of diet, medications, and nutritional supplements, but what sets it apart is its focus on strength training as a means of relieving pain.

Bestselling author Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., along with her coauthors and colleagues at Tufts University, studied 46 arthritis sufferers over a period of four months. Half of the patients in the study completed a home-based strength-training program supervised by one of the researchers. The other half received only emotional support by the same researcher.

According to the Tufts team, patients who underwent the strength-training program experienced a 43 percent reduction in arthritis pain compared to only 12 percent in those that did not. They also reported a host of related benefits, including significant increases in mobility. The authors argue that strength training works primarily by building up the muscles supporting the affected joints, thereby taking pressure off these joints. The book provides a detailed summary of specific exercises that are recommended for specific types of arthritis pain, along with easy-to-follow illustrations demonstrating how each exercise should be performed. One example is a simple toe stand for ankle pain. Another is a back extension for lower-back pain. All can be done alone and in the privacy of your own home.

Additional points of interest include the chapters on joint replacement surgery and choosing the right medications, but it's the material on strength training that will make Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis a strong addition to the bookshelf of anyone suffering from this debilitating disease. (P. L. Jennings)

Library Journal
The Tufts University doctor responsible for Strong Women, Strong Bones now shows women and men with arthritis how to stop hurting and start bending. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399528569
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/04/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
242,696
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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From the Publisher
“Can you beat arthritis? Yes. With fundamentally sound advice and a program offered by real experts in the field…Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis should be in the hands of people struggling with arthritis—and also in the hands of their doctors.”—Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D., Medical Correspondent, ABC News
 
“As an athlete who has had injuries, I am concerned about my muscles and joints. This is a program that is easy to follow. Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis provides the tools and motivation to keep my joints healthy as I grow older.”—Pam Shriver, Tennis Champion
 
“This clearly written self-care manual by Nelson…and her colleagues… should be a boon to arthritis sufferers…Extremely helpful.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Clear, practical, and scientifically-based advice to allow people to take control of their arthritis.”—John H. Klippel, M.D., Medical Director, Arthritis Foundation

 

Meet the Author

Lawrence Lindner, M.A., pens the monthly "Eating Right" column.

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Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book didnt help me at all. wasteing my money just to help me get rid of arthritus. DONT BUY THIS PEICE OF CRAP. ITS NOT WORTH IT. since there is no 0 for rating, i give it a 0. and my leg still hurts from finishing this book 2 weeks ago.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis offered me a simple exercise program that was easy to follow. Each exercise included different levels to encourage progression. The diet plan was basic, but provided enough information to get me started. The medication section was a bit outdated, but that is understandable, given its 2002 publication.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't go for the garbage most authors are trying to pass on to the public- mainly because there is no scientific support for half the treatments they want you to do. Well this is one book that is entirely research based- which means its proven to help you! If you suffer form arthritis, I highly recommend it- you won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Use this book to start exercising those worn out old joints! All you really need is a tune-up and this book will show you how. So what are you waiting for?