Health & Fitness in Plain English: How to Be Healthy, Happy, and Fit for the Rest of Your Life (Third Edition)

Health & Fitness in Plain English: How to Be Healthy, Happy, and Fit for the Rest of Your Life (Third Edition)

by Jolie Bookspan

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Overview

This remarkably rich book explores the most frequently asked about (and misunderstood) aspects of health, nutrition, and fitness. Each subject is addressed in non-technical language that aims to replace myths and misinformation with easy-to-apply knowledge. Ideal for individuals at any level of health and fitness experience, and for personal trainers who wish to share information with their clients in terms they can understand. The book covers stretching, aerobics, various muscle groups, good versus bad exercises, nutrition myths, digestion, sports drinks, ergogenic aids, healthy eating, back and neck pain treatment/prevention, calcium/osteoporosis, body fat, cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, headaches, and much, much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585186723
Publisher: Partners Pub Group
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Dedication     3
Reviewers     7
Preface     8
Exercise
Why Should You Be Active?     10
Different Aspects of Fitness     20
Improving Your Fitness     27
What Does Aerobic Mean?     38
What Does Warm-Up Mean?     51
Innovations in Stretching     55
Abdominal Muscles-What They Really Do May Surprise You     71
You Don't Need a Gym for Real Fitness-Fitness as a Lifestyle     82
Making Bad Exercises Into Good Movement     97
Soreness, Overuse, and Misuse     126
Getting Out of Shape, and How to Avoid It     133
Exercise Gimmicks     138
Get Started     141
Nutrition
Nutrition Myths     150
Healthy Digestion     159
Sports Drinks     166
Ergogenic Aids-Performance-Enhancement Food and Drugs     173
Healthy Eating     192
Healthy Weight-Control Habits     210
Health
Back and Neck Pain-Why?     228
Back and Neck Pain-Prevention and Treatment     239
Calcium, Protein, Space Flight, Exercise, and Your Bones-A Detective Story     266
Body Fat     285
Problems of BeingOverweight     289
Body-Fat Tests     292
Diabetes     299
Cardiovascular Disease     304
Cholesterol     315
Headaches     322
Leg Cramps, and What to Do About Them     333
Funny Physical Facts     339
Glossary     351
About the Author     376

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Health & Fitness in Plain English: How to Be Healthy, Happy, and Fit for the Rest of Your Life (Third Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Gregg_Bell More than 1 year ago
Great book. Gives you the real information you need to know about health and fitness. This is like the fifth book I've bought of hers. I have loved every one.