Achieve real gains and remove obstacles in your path to fitness with Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis.
David Lyons' program is designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and includes anecdotes from real people with MS, their limitations and how they followed this plan to reach their fitness goals. The customizable, high-intensity, calorie-burning workout builds lean muscle mass. Find advice and solutions for overcoming mental hurdles, nutrition fundamentals to properly fuel workouts, easily adaptable exercises, and motivation. Everyday Heath and Fitness is a road map for every person who wants to conquer a disease or disability, and just get moving.
|Publisher:||Fair Winds Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
David Lyons was a healthy bodybuilder and gym owner when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006 at the age of 47. The doctors told him he would rapidly decline and require a wheelchair. Instead David battled the disease in the gym and challenged himself by competing in an NPC bodybuilding competition. David and his wife Kendra then founded the MS Fitness Challenge, which provides certified fitness professionals to people with MS nationwide for 12 weeks at no cost as well as a gym membership, in an effort to educate and train them in the benefits of exercise and nutrition. He and Kendra have also launched their own gym, the OptimalBody Personal Fitness facility in Murrieta, CA.
With American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), David developed the MS Fitness & Wellness Specialist certification, and he currently writes for EverydayHealth.com. David is the recipient of the Most Inspirational Award at the 2009 Florida State Bodybuilding Championship at 50 years old, the National MS Society Milestone Award, the Health Advocate Achievement Award (alongside Lou Ferrigno), the Health Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Arnold Schwarzenegger), and the Lifetime Fitness Inspiration Award from the Global Bodybuilding Organization.
Jacob Sloane, M.D., Ph.D. is a neurologist at the Multiple Sclerosis clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, working to enhance the high level care of Multiple Sclerosis patients at this institution and to conduct Multiple Sclerosis related research. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Boston University Medical School. His PhD in pathology was performed in Carmela Abraham's laboratory at Boston University. He completed an internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a Neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital. He started his own laboratory in 2009.
Daymond John is the founder of FUBU, Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship, and co-star of ABC's Shark Tank. He is a celebrated pioneer in the fashion industry, branding guru, and highly sought after motivational speaker. John has two best-selling books, Display of Power and The Brand Within, and a third book, The Power of Broke, released in 2016.
Table of Contents
Foreword Daymond John 8
Part 1 Preparing for Change and a Healthier You
1 Just Get Moving: Find Motivation and Inspiration 12
2 Achieve Mental Fitness: Make Lifestyle Changes for a Healthy Mind 25
3 Everyday Nutrition: Eat Right to Reach Your Goals 34
Part 2 The Multi-Phase Plan to Achieve Your Optimal Body
4 Getting Started: Know the Terms and Tools 54
5 Phase 1: Adapt Your Workouts, Build Muscle, and Lose Fat 68
6 Phase 2: Jump-Start Your Metabolism 121
About the Authors 188
Appendix: Sample Fitness and Nutrition Journal 189
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book has been a great resource for me! It is all about adaptation and motivation for anyone that suffers from a physical ailment, not just MS. It is a great read, with numerous, detailed pictures allowing the reader to not only read, but to visualize how various exercises should be done. I will recommend this book to anyone who wants to reach their peak physical potential despite and physical limitations they may have.
This is the best book I have read on fitness for someone with a challenge like MS. It is a comprehensive program that includes mindset, nutrition and motivation. A must read and highly recommended.
I have friends and family who don't have MS but have other physical ailments that impede normal movement (Grandma needs a hip replacement, friend has fibromyalgia, other friend has a chronic bad back) and I would totally buy this for any of them. What I really like about this book is that it makes allowances for slip-ups, failures and compromises. A lot of fitness books are too pushy, or assume that if you don't do everything exactly right, that you're just "not working hard enough". This book is gentle, but firm in its approach that you definitely do need to work hard, but it makes plenty of allowances for people who struggle. The pictures and visual aids are super helpful, and I applaud David Lyon's personal struggle that he shares with you throughout the book. Inspiration, workout and self-help all in one!