The Fit or Fat Woman: Solutions for Women's Unique Concerns

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Specific diet and exercise advice that addresses the particular needs of women, including chapters covering metabolism, hormones, and social pressures. This book combines physiological knowledge, aerobic and strength exercises, and diet basics.

With a winning combination of physiological knowledge, aerobic and exercise advice, and diet basics, Bailey turns his full attention to the particular needs of women.

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Overview

Specific diet and exercise advice that addresses the particular needs of women, including chapters covering metabolism, hormones, and social pressures. This book combines physiological knowledge, aerobic and strength exercises, and diet basics.

With a winning combination of physiological knowledge, aerobic and exercise advice, and diet basics, Bailey turns his full attention to the particular needs of women.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Bailey and Bishop contend, reasonably, that being thin and being fit aren't synonymous. Rather, the percentage of fat in one's body is critical: the average woman's body contains as much as 22% fat, and lower levels are considered unhealthy. The coauthors survey the similarities and differences in men's and women's body builds, their respective metabolic needs and the dynamics of male and female weight loss and gain. They also repeat what we already know: women have a more difficult time keeping fit and trim. The familiar health benefits and psychological boon of exercise are discussed, as well as the problems--e.g., bulimia and anorexia--of overzealous dieting. Throughout, Bailey, a fitness workshop instructor, and Bishop, his assistant, plug his program for weight control, based on the one used at Bailey's Fit or Fat Center in Oregon. Far too much of the book is anecdotal, offering little scientific substantiation, and the authors' tone can be irksome (to women they advise, ``Most important, don't overlook the man in your life. He is your closest ally, your best buddy''). (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395510100
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/27/1989
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2002

    Insightful, informative, incredible!

    I first purchased the book just to have something to read. The book however, gave me a whole new outlook on life. I finished it in one sitting and now my life focus is healthy living rather than counting calories and dieting. My only regret is that the book was only 150pgs, leaving me craving more more more when the last page was read!

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