If you're a non-exerciser, Quick Fit gives you a simple, manageable program of aerobic, strength, and flexibility exercises that you can do--no kidding--in 15 minutes. With all the fitness books that promise the moon (or at least eternal slimness, youth and health), it's refreshing to have one that delivers what it says: a quick, sound program that gets you moving and gives you just enough of a workout to turn you from a lazy loafer to an energetic exerciser. Step-by-step exercises are well-illustrated and clearly described, from simple walking to abdominal crunches, a short set of strength exercises, and stretching. Motivational tips annihilate every excuse to return to the couch. Testimonials and anecdotes from people who have used the program illuminate how normal people with busy schedules and physical or emotional challenges adjust Bradley's workout to fit their lives. Richard R. Bradley III is an exercise physiologist and director of the Occupational Health and Fitness Program at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Sarah Wernick is an award-winning health writer and co-author of Strong Women Stay Young. Recommended for people who have been discouraged by workouts that were too hard, too discouraging, too time-consuming, or too boring. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The key to healthful living is no mystery-it's just regular, moderate exercise that anyone at any age or in any condition can do, say Bradley and Wernick in this step-by-step fitness manual. Bradley, the fitness director for the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Wernick, a health writer (Strong Women Stay Young), offer a 15-minute fitness routine that even the most sedentary readers would find difficult to sit out. No sweating, showering or changing of clothes is required, just a consistent commitment to being active. It seems too good to be true, doesn't it? Only 10 minutes of aerobic exercise daily, which can include a brisk walk or low-impact floor workout, along with four-minutes of weight-lifting and one minute of stretching will, the authors promise, garner noticeable results in strength, flexibility and muscle tone over time. Since many people are unable or unwilling to devote the optimal hour to physical activity, the authors' simple, fast program may be just what the doctor ordered for sedentary folks; for people already moderately active, though, this program won't be much of a challenge. Bradley is a hearty cheerleader and sprinkles his book with hokey mottoes like: "Inch by inch fitness is a cinch. Yard by yard makes it hard." However, he's also a realist: "I'm not promising you'll be transformed in just fifteen minutes...but you'll definitely feel energized." The simple instructions, clear illustrations, motivational plan and convincing testaments from DOT personnel who have adopted the routine should inspire readers, whether they be habitually sluggish or simply sorely pressed for time.
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Most of this book is hype about the benefits of exercise and health issues that happen to people who don't exercise, along with a lot of anecdotal stories and motivational-speak. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nanci Dru
Typical of this type of book. There is no magic or short cut to working off calories. I used it for about one week and gave up. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Brenda
This is a great book! It's a great program and VERY easy to stick with. I've been doing for 2 years now and counting, before that I would workout and do it for a week or so and... Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by jlr27t
It works. Most people think that if you don't work out 20-30 minutes at high intensity a minimum of four times a week, it's not worth doing. Read morePublished on May 9, 2009 by Paul
yeah when I'm done,I can actually see the muscles look worked out,a decent sweat breaker and workout without overdoing it,15 minnutes,no excuse go for it!!Published on February 8, 2009 by Darrell P. Cardin
Rather than a first impression review, this is a long term review.
I bought this book about three years ago on the advice of a friend whose workplace had brought the... Read more
it is especially for people who aren't used to move a lot, for people who live a very sedentary life. Read morePublished on July 28, 2005 by nastenka dina