Age-Defying Fitness: Making the Most of Your Body for the Rest of Your Life

Age-Defying Fitness: Making the Most of Your Body for the Rest of Your Life

by Marilyn Moffat, Carole B. Lewis


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Growing older does not mean accepting diminished fitness.
There is no doubt that our bodies change with age. But many of the problems attributed to inevitable age-related changes are, in fact, not inevitable and are often lifestyle-induced and reversible. Two of the nation’s top physical therapists show how to assess fitness levels and create a specific profile to achieve optimum physical health.
Marilyn Moffat and Carole B. Lewis explain how to overcome the aches, stiffness, and unsteadiness in muscles and joints. Using their simple, self-administered tests, you can assess your level of physical performance in five critical domains: posture, balance, strength, flexibility, and endurance. You can also develop a personal profile according to the results of these tests. Easy-to-follow strengthening and stretching exercises accompany a Thera-Band ® resistive exercise band. More than a simple how-to book, Age-Defying Fitness encourages you to take responsibility for your physical well-being, and offers an easy everyday approach to achieving better health.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561453337
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/16/2007
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 672,793
Product dimensions: 6.96(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marilyn Moffat, PT, PhD, an internationally recognized leader in the field of physical therapy, is a professor of physical therapy at New York University and has also been in private practice for almost forty years. She lives in New York.

Carole B. Lewis, PT, PhD, is founder and owner of a large physical therapy practice in Washington, DC. She serves on the medical faculty of George Washington University. Lewis has published numerous textbooks and articles in the field of aging. She lives in Maryland.

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