The 30-Minute Fitness Solution: A Four-Step Plan for Women of All Ages by Joann MansonThe 30-Minute Fitness Solution: A Four-Step Plan for Women of All Ages by Joann Manson

The 30-Minute Fitness Solution: A Four-Step Plan for Women of All Ages

byJoann Manson, Patricia Amend

Hardcover | April 16, 2001

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Just 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise--even walking--can save your life. This is the powerful message that Dr. JoAnn Manson--of the lead investigators of both the Women's Health Initiative and the Nurses' Health Study--and her coauthor Patricia Amend want to send to American women.

Regardless of the barriers you may face--too busy, too tired, too "down," or too old--with this four-step practical plan you'll find the excuses falling away and a happier, healthier self emerging. This book offers not only state-of-the-art information from recent medical research but step-by-step instructions on how to get started and maintain a physically active lifestyle. The authors will help you choose a "core" activity that doesn't disrupt your daily life. Then they will show you how to measure your fitness level at the start, how to monitor your progress over time, and how to reward yourself for your efforts. These four simple steps to fitness will work no matter who you are--25 or 75, harried mother or overworked professional (or both), in good health or living with a chronic disease.

The authors have included a clearly illustrated program of stretching and strength-training exercises; sensible activities for women with health concerns; an intelligent weight-loss plan; guidelines for selecting home exercise equipment and choosing a health club; and much more. With over 100 illustrations, questionnaires, and checklists, this book has everything you need to feel good, look better, and live longer, starting today--it's all just 30 minutes away.

JoAnn Manson, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Preventive Medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. She has done extensive research on the health benefits of exercise.
Title:The 30-Minute Fitness Solution: A Four-Step Plan for Women of All AgesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:April 16, 2001Publisher:HarvardLanguage:English

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Table of Contents



1. The Best Investment You'll Ever Make

2. Exercise, Nature's Medicine

3. Four Steps to a New Exercise Habit: An Overview

4. Step 1: Plan Your Active Lifestyle

5. Step 2: Proceed with Your Exercise Program

6. Step 3: Record Your Progress

7. Step 4: Reward Your Efforts

8. Three Strength-Training Workouts

9. Home Equipment and Health Clubs

10. Eating Your Way to Good Health

11. The Scientific Case for Physical Activity

12. Exercise for Women with Chronic Health Conditions

13. Working the Body, Healing the Mind

14. Fitness at Each Stage of Your Life

15. Sharing the Wealth of Good Health

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Editorial Reviews

JoAnn Manson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, has collaborated withjournalist Patricia Amend to write what is really a handbook that is designed to help women get back in shape. The heart of the book is a four-step program that provides the impetus and the means to exercise...The four-step program is also designed to build lasting momentum for those who buy this book and take the first step. It includes illustrated weight-bearing exercises and stretches, and charts for tracking progress. This direct, supportive approach to exercise might bejust as effective for some as the personal fitness trainer.