The Complete Book of Fitness: Mind, Body, Spirit

The Complete Book of Fitness: Mind, Body, Spirit

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by Fitness Magazine
     
 

From the expert editors of Fitness magazine, here is everything you need to know about exercise, nutrition, and well-being in one comprehensive volume, The Complete Book of Fitness. Hundreds of entries are organized alphabetically in four sections:

  • Strength Training offers effective, illustrated workouts for every muscle
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Overview

From the expert editors of Fitness magazine, here is everything you need to know about exercise, nutrition, and well-being in one comprehensive volume, The Complete Book of Fitness. Hundreds of entries are organized alphabetically in four sections:

  • Strength Training offers effective, illustrated workouts for every muscle group.
  • Cardiovascular Training includes invaluable information on fat-burning and metabolism.
  • Diet and Nutrition demystifies eating for health, strength, and athletic performance.
  • Wellness provides an introduction to alternative therapies and healing, rounding out your total fitness package of mind, body, and spirit.


So whether you want to flatten your abs or firm your thighs, you're looking for a stretching routine or cross-training ideas, you want to carbo-load or unload a few pounds, or if you wish to increase your energy or reduce your stress, finding the answers is literally as easy as A-B-C. Clearly written for the layperson, The Complete Book of Fitness serves as a primer on fitness basics, from biceps to water aerobics, from antioxidants to yoga. Packed with easy-to-access information, it is also a gym bible and can be used to customize a detailed fitness regimen to suit any lifestyle and body type.

This first-of-its-kind fitness encyclopedia is a must-have for every health-conscious household.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA-A wellness guide that will appeal especially to young women. It is a broadly conceived and highly readable resource, presented in an oversized format with bold headings, large type, and clear drawings of exercises. The material is organized into four major categories: strength training, cardiovascular training, diet and nutrition, and, lastly, wellness. Within each section the topics are alphabetically arranged, which has its drawbacks-subjects that go together logically don't appear consecutively. However, the index is thorough and there is extensive cross-referencing throughout. The book has the light-handed writing style of Fitness magazine articles; nonetheless, it reflects the current medical thinking while including such "hot" topics as vegetarianism, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, Tai Chi and Chi Kung, burning fat, cross training, and aromatherapy. The editors have included essays on body image, osteoporosis, women and muscle, special medical conditions and working out, pregnancy and exercise, and "A Woman's Body Passages." There are ample charts that show the muscles worked during a particular exercise, nutrients and what they do, how to calculate body-mass index, minerals and what they do, and target heart rates.-Cynthia J. Rieben, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609801550
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
7.35(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.20(d)

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