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6-Minute Fitness at 60+: Simple Home Exercises to Reclaim Strength, Balance, and Energy in 15 Days Kindle Edition
If you want to age gracefully and comfortably, you need to prepare.
After the age of 50, our lean muscle mass starts to shrink by 1 to 2 percent every year. Over time, that muscle loss increases our risk of injury from falls and accidents, and it can seriously reduce our independence.
What if you could reclaim your strength, balance, and energy faster than you ever thought possible? What if you had a field-tested approach to exercise that takes only six minutes, twice a day ... and what if you could see dramatic results in just 15 days?
In this book, you will learn:
- A straightforward, science-based exercise plan that only takes six minutes, twice a day and produces consistent strengthening and mobility improvements.
- Three simple bodyweight exercises that effectively target the muscle groups you need to stay active, prevent falls, and remain independent.
- How to design workouts at home that don't rely on complicated equipment.
- The seven most important strategies for benefiting from regular workouts.
- Practical advice and guidance for family members and caregivers helping aging adults with exercise.
The exercise program in this book has been tested with thousands of seniors and older adults just like you. It has helped all of them take back parts of their lives they might have lost.
It doesn't matter if you're 60 or 100 years old, if your health is perfect or imperfect, or if you're walking miles every day or struggling just to get up from a chair. 6-Minute Fitness at 60+ will show you how to transform your body and your life, no matter your current state of health and fitness.
Read this book today and take a leap toward a new you.
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- ASIN : B08LBXVNPW
- Publication date : October 16, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 4519 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 177 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #20,459 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I fully believe that by our 50s-60s we become the sum of the millions of tiny, seemingly small, and insignificant decisions that we've made over the course of our life. Do you exercise or watch TV? Watch what you eat or survive on fast food?
I like Dr. Su's (not Seuss!) book because he presents the research along with the plan. It sounds crazy to so many patients when I tell them that they should be exercising *even if it hurts*. The challenge for PTs and patients alike is finding exercises that are appropriate at different levels of ability.
I think this book has a great, realistic plan. If you follow it, start with Level I or II and then progress as able. If you are in excellent shape and find that it becomes too easy I recommend adding 1-2 full-body exercises like squats or step-ups with weight on your back to add to the routines.
On the other hand, if chronic pain, arthritis, and other conditions have stopped you from exercising in the past, I implore you - do something! It's hard, I know. But answer this question - would you rather fall asleep at night being sore thinking of all you accomplished OR fall asleep at night thinking about how bad things are and how everything hurts no matter what?
No matter our age or anything, we all need to be able to move. The saddest situations that I've come across in my practice have been when a relatively young person (in their 50s) sat down in a chair and was too weak to stand back up. Both times could have been prevented. That's much too young to be like that. Never let that happen to you! Exercise for as long as possible and you'll learn to love the endorphins - they're legal! ;) Good luck!
Pages and Pages of repeated talking points about the value of exercise.
If you think you are going to get an abundance of exercises and workout plans, don't buy this book. There are 4 "sets" of workout regiments based on the readers assessment of their physical condition. Each set has THREE maybe FOUR exercises.
Unless you are totally clueless about the benefits of working out and how diet comes into play. Save your money.
This Kid (Author) is a marketing genius.
I've tried so many fitness programs after turning 55, most of them pulled from Pinterest. All of them failed for one reason or another. Dr. Su's 6-Minute Fitness program will break this pattern for anyone. It's easy to understand, easy to follow and bound to be effective. He does a great job of clearly explaining the needs of +60 agers like me, describing the simple exercises, and even includes illustrations so you know you're doing the exercises correctly.
What I really love, though, are the key point summaries and action steps at the end of each chapter. When I need to refer to main ideas, it's easy to find them. Like our higher need for protein. That was news to me, but in chapter 12, Dr. Su explains why my age group needs the extra protein, how much we need and where to get it. He includes clear charts for each exercise program and has a website you can access to get even more information and exercises. This is a great little book to use for yourself, or to use to help +60 folks you know.
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40 odd years of sitting at a desk have left me weaker than most of the 75-year-olds I know. This book is aimed at anyone 60 - 100, even those who have really lost a huge amount of muscle, inevitable as we get older if we don't work to keep it. The Author, Dr Jonathan Su, knows his stuff. Not only is he qualified and experienced, but he has brought the exercises needed to really change your body down to 6 minutes, twice a day. I know - I was surprised too.
Although Jonathan claims you will see results in 15 days, this is an 8-week programme. There are three levels, starting with those who can't stand for 6 minutes, so the exercises are done lying down. Stage 2 is for people who can stand but not walk vigorously for 6 minutes, or for whom stairs are an issue. These are done standing with a chair for support. Level 3 involves using a step - this is for people who can walk at a vigorous pace for 6 minutes or climb several sets of stairs easily.
The exercises are well illustrated and if anything, Dr Su goes overboard in his explanations, but I guess the potential audience is vulnerable to injury therefore it’s probably sensible.
After the initial 8 weeks, you are free to add in the upper body work, which is also included.
Dr Su includes a couple of stories of quite remarkable changes in the bodies of people who have used his exercises, including an 87-year-old who transformed his body so much that he started running for the first time. So, there is potentially hope for us all.
There are links in the book to free additional material which includes a printable 8-week schedule which can be pinned up, though once reduced to A4 size it’s not very readable for those of us with age related macular problems. There are also videos showing Jonathan doing the exercises. As they are simple exercises, it's important that they are done correctly. There is also a membership/community which is around £5 per month. Though I couldn’t personally see the benefit, perhaps those living alone or in care might benefit from the community and the ability to ask questions.
Someone gave a review stating that they thought the book was a waste of time as it only includes three exercises and was based on the work of dozens of others (Dr Su includes references). The book contains a lot of information and those three exercises are absolutely worth their weight in gold. The references allow you to go off and do your own research if you want and let’s face it – we all stand on the shoulders of giants. By the way, there are nine exercises so you choose the three that suit you according to your fitness level and work up.
I don't normally take the time to write this length of review but I think this book deserves it. It’s thorough, non-gimmicky, authentic in its content and really accessible to people of low fitness levels,
I've only had the book a few days but already I am feeling some benefits. After just two, I could physically feel the difference in my leg muscles. Here's hoping!