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Healing Moves: How to Cure, Relieve, and Prevent Common Ailments With Exercise by [Carol Krucoff, Mitchell Krucoff]

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Western and Eastern medical professionals, alternative practitioners, and science researchers all agree: exercise is therapeutic. Physical activity can assist healing, and specific types of exercise can improve health and combat illness. Carol and Mitchel Krucoff have dissected the research and created a series of practical, motivating plans to incorporate "healing moves" into your lifestyle, whatever your health conditions.

"Physical activity can help some diabetics come off insulin and some hypertensives quit their high-blood-pressure medication," write the authors (Carol Krucoff is a science writer and health columnist for the Washington Post; husband Mitchel Krucoff is a senior staff cardiologist and director of the Ischemia Monitoring Laboratory at Duke University Medical Center). "It can lower cholesterol, ease arthritic pain, lift depression, relieve anxiety, and help asthmatics breathe more easily." Moreover, exercise helps slow the aging process, improves heart and lung function, increases metabolism, and strengthens the immune system.

Healing Moves is an indispensable, readable, science-based resource for people who wish to improve their health with exercise. Special chapters target metabolic disorders (such as diabetes and obesity); mental health conditions (stress, depression, anxiety); orthopedic disorders (back pain, repetitive stress disorder, osteoporosis); immunological conditions (colds, cancer, HIV); cardiovascular disorders; men's health; women's health; and respiratory disorders. For each, the authors explain the condition and how it is affected by lifestyle, its risk factors, and how exercise helps. Then they give an exercise prescription with general and specific guidelines, cautions, and additional resources. Each chapter offers specific "healing moves" that include specific aerobic, strength, relaxation, mind-body, breathing, stretching, and daily-life recommendations. The illustrations are line drawings of refreshingly real looking people, complete with paunch, neck wrinkles, and eyeglasses.

The Krucoffs back up their recommendations with plenty of science, but the writing is still reader friendly, warm, and simple to understand. They offer commonsense advice, too, such as asking you, "What's the point?" of exercising when you have a cold: "If you're exercising for your health, because it makes you feel good, and to boost your immunity, why work out when your body is telling you to rest?" Healing Moves is a must-have book that promotes seeing exercise as "recess": a "play break" rather than a "workout," keeping it fun and flexible. --Joan Price --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"Healing Moves is an indispensable guide for every person concerned with health and healing. Let these noted experts in medicine, movement, and the body-mind connection help you take charge of your life. The simple, time-tested exercises they prescribe are rewarding and easy to adopt as daily routines."
-- Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and A Woman's Book of Life

"Healing Moves shows how an active lifestyle is possible for people of all walks of life . . . and this activity is the best 'pill' money can buy to improve health -- both mental and physical. If you want to improve your health, read this book."
--Susan Kalish, executive director of the American Medical Athletic Association

"An authoritative, inspiring, and practical guide to using physical activity to prevent and treat a wide range of illnesses. A fabulous book that is wonderful to read!"
--Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., author of Strong Women Stay Young and scientist at the School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

"Healing Moves is a must-read for anyone who wants to take control of their health. Now you can become a valuable partner with your doctor in preventing and curing the most common health problems. This book will help you save time, money, and frustration by taking advantage of simple techniques to enhance your well-being. The most valuable thing most people can do for their health is to get active, and this book shows you how."
--Kathy Smith, international fitness authority and creator of more than twenty-five best-selling videos

"An excellent review of the effects of exercise on health and function. Lack of exercise is increasingly recognized as one of the major health problems facing our nation, and it is vital that we make greater efforts to help sedentary Americans become more physically active. This book provides scientifically sound advice, and can be a useful reference for anyone who wants to lead a healthier life."
--Steven N. Blair, P.E.D., senior scientific editor of U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • Publication Date : March 10, 2015
  • File Size : 4584 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Healthy Learning (March 10, 2015)
  • Language: : English
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Print Length : 298 pages
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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