Active Womans Health And Fitness Handbook Paperback – Jul 1 2003
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In the second half of the book, Swedan concentrates on anatomy, breaking down the major musculoskelatal areas of the body (Neck; Shoulder; Elbow, Wrist, and Hand; Back and Abdomen; Pelvis, Hip, and Thigh; Kneel; Leg, Ankle, Foot). For each of these areas, she reviews the muscles involved, discusses common pains and injuries, and provides information on evaluation and treatment. Finally, she ends each section with a series of simple, clearly illustrated exercises designed both to strengthen the area and to prevent/rehab injuries to the area. So far, I have found this part of the book to be particularly valuable, and I frequently refer back to it when questions arise.
The final part of this book is intended to help maximize your workout and fitness performance. Here, Swedan addresses general exercise problems and injuries (ie, not limited to an individual muscle group), discusses fueling/refueling for exercise, and finally, tackles more specific issues such as pregnancy fitness and sports-specific problems. Throughout the book, Swedan has a underlying focus on self-empowerment, encouraging women to be strong, confident, healthy, and happy. Her positive, optimistic attitude lends an authentic, caring quality to her writing, making her message all that much more effective. I am extremely happy with my purchase of this book, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to other active women like myself.