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The Fit or Fat Woman
     

The Fit or Fat Woman

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by Lea Bishop (Contribution by), Covert Bailey
 

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.

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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.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395510100
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/27/1989
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
973,438
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


Covert Bailey is a popular PBS personality and best-selling author on fitness and nutrition, whose Fit or Fat series of books has sold nearly 6 million copies. One of the first to emphasize body fat and body fat testing, he has taught millions of people about low-fat eating and adopting flexible exercise programs that are both fun and healthy. Covert Bailey earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and received a M.S. degree in biochemistry from MIT. He likes to say that his training in graduate school was spent with fit rats and fat rats.

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The Fit or Fat Woman 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!