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The Wellness Guide to Lifelong Fitness Hardcover – September 21, 1993

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Where's Ed McMahon when you need him, dog-breath? Everything . . . everything you ever wanted or needed to know about fitness is between these covers. The author, working with the editors of the University of California at Berkeley's Wellness Letter, has provided an amazingly comprehensive guide to overall physical well-being. More than 1,000 full-color photographs are used to illustrate the proper techniques for aerobic walking, running, cycling, swimming, stretching, and strength training. Unlike many illustrations in fitness books, these photos are actually helpful--carefully designed to clearly demonstrate arm, leg, and body positions and large enough to be examined while in the middle of, say, a gluteal lift. A unique and very helpful section is devoted to fitness routines for office workers, frequent travelers, or anyone who has neither the time nor the room to lift their gluteals. Also included are guidelines for the purchase of home-fitness equipment, tips on sport-specific stretching routines, and ideas on how to train with a partner. Each section is designed to benefit both the fitness beginner and the person looking to increase his or her degree of difficulty. A superb book and a wonderful alternative to Richard Simmons, Susan Powter, and the rest of today's loudmouthed exercise gurus. Wes Lukowsky

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From a leading authority a practical comprehensive book illustrating how you can excercise efficiently--with more than 1,000 color photographs of excercise and activities.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Random House, Inc. (September 21, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0929661087
  • ISBN-13: 978-0929661087
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.1 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #832,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 16, 1996
Format: Hardcover
This is a great reference for anyone just getting on the fitness track. It is put out by UC Berkeley and most of the programs they suggest are backed up by research. The programs that they offer are well thought out and take our busy lifestyles into account
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Georgette Bruenner on September 7, 2010
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This book was recommended to me by my doctor after I strained my thigh in Pilates class. I needed some specific stretching exercises and found them and many others. This will be a reference book. Very informative.
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