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Age Defying Fitness: Making the Most of Your Body for the Rest of Your Life Paperback – September 30, 2006
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If you are an aging baby-boomer, chances are good you will fail this book's quick quiz assessing your overall physical health. Read on and you may soon earn a passing grade.
Clinical physical therapists Moffat and Lewis pose to the reader eight simple questions-among them: Do you slouch, are stairs a strain, is it difficult to look over your shoulder while backing up your car, do you get stiff sitting through a movie, can you easily stand on one leg while putting on your shoe? These are all age-related physical changes that find their solutions in activity. You've got to move, but you also need the right regimen. Moffat and Lewis allow you to personalize an exercise program that addresses posture, strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. In each category, they explain what is causing the changes and the deterioration (or lack thereof, should you be so lucky), and they design a program from individual exercises to complete routines, offering constant tips for motivation. The assessment routines are actually enjoyable, and a crisp reminder of things you once did naturally, and can do again.
A comprehensive, accessible, individualized program to counter the aging process. --Kirkus
Clinical physical therapists Moffat (NYU) and Lewis (geriatrics, George Washington Univ.; founder & president, Premier Physical Therapy) provide excellent, easy-to-understand guidance for baby boomers looking to assess their level of physical fitness in five domains: posture, strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Chapter 1 sets the scene, explaining changes that take place as our bodies age. Simple tests, well illustrated with clear black-and-white drawings and photographs, enable readers to assess their capabilities and lead to a personal profile for physical fitness in each of the five domains. Many of the strengthening and stretching exercises use the Thera-Band resistive band; others use only wrist or ankle weights and a sturdy chair. The benefits of each exercise are listed, while charts and work sheets allow readers to track their progress. A great resource for determining one s fitness level and custom-tailoring a program: highly recommended for public libraries, though selectors should note that a bound-in insert contains the Thera-Band . --Library Journal
About the Author
MARILYN MOFFAT, PhD, PT, an internationally recognized leader in the field of physical therapy, is professor of physical therapy at New York University. In 1997, she completed a six-year term as the president of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She is currently on the executive committee of the World Federation for Physical Therapy. She has also been in private practice for almost forty years. CAROL B. LEWIS, PhD, PT, is founder and owner of a large physical therapy practice in Washington, DC. She currently serves on the medical faculty of George Washington University as a full adjunct professor in the Department of Geriatrics. Lewis has published numerous textbooks and articles in the field of aging. She has a PhD from the University of Maryland and two masters degrees from the University of Southern California.
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Now I expect to pick on exercises I valued after some physiotherapy, and exercise 30 minutes three times a week. I am 80-plus,
and have modest ambitions.
a) uses "average" looking models
b) explains why you might want to do each exercise
c) gives alternatives if you aren't in enough shape to do the exercise.
It's great. Just sent it as a present