From the bestselling author of Strong Women Stay Young comes a metabolism-boosting plan that's completely hype-free. The basis of this book is simple: because muscle is metabolically active and fat is not, when you increase your muscle mass, you're able to burn more calories, even when at rest. The author, an assistant professor at Tufts University's prestigious School of Nutrition Science and Policy, has shown that of a group of women who followed a special weight-loss diet, those who also did weight-training exercises lost 44 percent more fat than the other women and increased their overall metabolic rates by up to 15 percent.
Nelson's plan is especially effective for women looking to drop postpregnancy weight. The book includes tests to determine your fitness level, injury-preventing stretches, dumbbell exercises that give quick results, progress charts, and pages of suggested menus and recipes that include handy shopping lists. The plan's goal is to increase muscle strength, not bulk, and it's geared toward first-time exercisers and those who lose motivation easily. For those who are skeptical of weight-loss books, rest assured that this one won't disappoint. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Nelson's Strong Women Stay Young (LJ 1/97) demonstrated how a weight-training program can prevent or reduce the balance problems and osteoporosis that are sometimes considered a "normal" part of aging. Here she shows how a simple program of weight training, aerobics, and sensible eating can improve one's figure without necessarily resulting in weight loss per se. The usual diet plans often result in a loss of lean muscle tissue and bone density; pounds are lost, but so is muscle tone and bone strength, while the actual amount of fat remains the same, causing potential health problems in several areas. Nelson's program, which avoids these problems, has multiple benefits and is easy to follow. Menus and recipes are included. Highly recommended.
-?Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Excellent resource for good health, more than just about exercise or weight loss or weight control.Published 6 days ago by Larry Wagner
Great information, although, an updated version with current information would be awesome! But, all in all, if you follow the program, it works!Published 6 months ago by Lauram
Easy read and makes sense. Haven't lost any weight even though I am overweight but like the upper arm strengthening exercises for flexibility and will continue to do them a few... Read morePublished 7 months ago by rubysuehoy
Easy, yet effective exercises. I can keep doing these for many years and reap the benefitsPublished 13 months ago by Deborah Dise
I find the exercise routine perfect for a couch potato, like me, to begin with, but also to use a long time as my strength improvesPublished 13 months ago by Texas Nana
it okay book and few pick ups I use and mostly I don't pick out menu and etc. I learn something from that book too.Published 15 months ago by Patricia Byrnes
This is an excellent book. It gives step-by-step instructions for the exercises. The food plan is very easy to understand.Published 16 months ago by Jo Heinzman