The sad truth of all exercise programs is that you have to follow them to get results. This one is no different, but its well-designed, progressive strength-training promises the fountain of youth in two 40-minute sessions a week. An extravagant claim? Yes. But many women, especially those between age 40 and 80, can achieve certain measures of youth: denser bones, better balance and flexibility, more strength and energy than women years younger. The guidelines in Strong Women Stay Young are backed with solid--though small--studies and thorough explanations of how aging changes your body. Authors Miriam E. Nelson and Sarah Wernick include clear charts, instructions, and exercise illustrations featuring women who carry extra pounds and years gracefully. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Studies have shown that weight-bearing exercise improves bone density, crucial to preventing osteoporosis in women. Nelson's research at the School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, the results of which were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, proves that strength training also improves balance, increases energy, and helps to control weight, especially when used in conjunction with regular aerobic activity. This book presents a program for strength training based on a graduated schedule of weight-lifting exercises. The exercises can be done either with free weights or on a weight-lifting machine. In addition, Nelson provides suggestions for maintaining one's motivation and finding the time for exercise. Well done and easy to follow, this would be a useful purchase for public and health libraries.?Susan Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, Ohio
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is a must-read for all women, especially those of menopausal or later years. I am in my late 70's and haven't felt this well in years, thanks to the exercises in this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary
Dr. Nelson shows all women how we can keep fit and not fall victim to the latest "fad." The program does require some equipment, the most difficult to find being the 20 pound... Read morePublished on April 14 2003 by Amyred
A well written, very motivational book which encourages women to take control of their health and physical fitness, with detailed directions on how to do just that. Read morePublished on June 14 2002 by Wanda S. Loyd
After 18 years of increasing disability with CFIDS/Fibromyalgia and a brain injury in 1997, I was a mess. Read morePublished on May 23 2002 by C. Starfire
I recently purchased this book in hopes it would help me with
my deconditioned muscles, due to years of chronic hip and back pain and a very sedentary life. Read more
I did not like this book because the exercises were not
shown in detail enough for you to easily do them. Read more