Strong Women Stay Young (Paperback)

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Turn back the clock in just two at-home sessions per week!
Based on results published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association, this scientifically proven strength-training program:
* Replaces fat with muscle
* Reverses bone loss
* Improves energy and balance

What are the years doing to your body?
* Have you lost strength?
* Does a busy day leave you worn out?
* Must you eat less to maintain your weight?
* Are your favorite sports less fun than they used to be?
* Do you notice fat where there used to be muscle?
These changes are not inevitable. They can be prevented--and reversed!
From the famed research labs of Tufts University, here's a scientifically proven strength-training program that turns back the clock for women aged 35 and up--replacing fat with muscle, reversing bone loss, increasing strength and energy, improving balance and flexibility--all in just two at-home sessions per
Miriam E. Nelson's research created news worldwide when the results were published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association. After a year of strength training twice a week, women's bodies were 15 to 20 years more youthful. Without drugs, they regained bone, helping to prevent osteoporosis. They became stronger--in most cases even stronger than when they were young. Their balance and flexibility improved. They were leaner and trimmer, without changing what they ate. What's more, the women were so energized, they became 27 percent more active. No other program--whether diet, medication, or aerobic exercise--has ever achieved comparable results.
"Strong Women Stay Young shows women how to get the same remarkable benefits athome or in the office, working out just twice a week. Individualized instructions get couch potatoes started--and help exercise buffs break through plateaus. Significant improvements are seen after just four weeks. This major new book features:
* Eight simple, safe exercises done standing or seated--no sweat, no special clothes
* Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions that any woman can customize to her needs
* Important new information on muscle, bone, balance, and fitness--explaining why this program works
* Progress logs for the critical first 12 weeks
* Bonus: complete strength-training program to do at the gym
This scientifically tested program is proven safe and effective for beginning, intermediate, and advanced exercisers. All it takes is two short sessions a week to improve how you feel, what you can do, and how you look--for the rest of your life!

"From the Hardcover edition.


Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780553588736
SKU 31206025
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553588737
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4L x 1T
Author Info
Sarah Wernick
Sarah Wernick is a freelance writer with a Ph.D. in sociology. She has been a contributing editor for "Working Mother".
Sarah Wernick is a freelance writer with a Ph.D. in sociology. She has been a contributing editor for "Working Mother".
Miriam Nelson, PhD, is Associate Chief of the Human Physiology Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University and Assistant Professor at the School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and holds their certification as a health/fitness director. She is lead author or coauthor on original research papers that have been published in distinguished peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine. In 1994, she was named a Brookdale National Fellow. This prestigious award is given annually to only five or six young scholars in the field of aging. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.
"'Strong Women Stay Young' is an essential tool to help women of all ages embark on the road to lifelong fitness and continue on that road for many years to come."
"Strong Women Stay Young is the most complete and accessible guide to strength training for women available today. Miriam Nelson's work makes it clear that you can begin to get strong even if you wait until you are 90 - and without taking hormones. Within two minutes of reading through this book, I was delighted to find three easy ways to increase my strength and balance during my regular workday - even while talking on the phone!"
"An excellent book, based on solid scientific evidence. This book is mandatory reading for any woman approaching the menopause who questions whether hormone replacement therapy is necessary."
"One of the most accessible exercise programs I know of is laid out in [this book]....All you need are a few hand and ankle weights and forty-five free minutes, twice a week."
From the Publisher
Excerpt Twice a week she chases after two young boys to give their mom a break. When her church needs a volunteer--whether it's to knit baby hats or to scramble eggs for a hundred people--they call Bernice. But she also finds time for herself. A few years ago she started an exercise program developed at Tufts University. A skeptical friend asked, "What are you trying to prove?" and Bernice retorted, "I don't want to feel old!" She credits the exercises for her excellent bowling scores and for her "great bursts of energy." Once, she took down all the first-floor curtains and washed them. While they were tumbling in the dryer, she cleaned the windows.By the way, the boys are Bernice's great-grandchildren. Her bowling partners are in their seventies and eighties. Bernice herself is ninety-three--but definitely not old.
First Line Ask Bernice for help, and she says, "Sure."
Annotation Miriam E. Nelson's mission is to get all women--especially aging women--to lift weights. After extensive research conducted at Tufts University, Dr. Nelson concluded that weight training twice a week significantly increased bone density in postmenopausal women, caused a trimmer appearance, and left program participants feeling happier, healthier, more confident, and more energetic. These changes inspired them to become active exercisers, which led to further feelings of contentment and engagement in life. In STRONG WOMEN STAY YOUNG, Dr. Nelson shares her weight training program, which consists of eight moves that can be done at home with dumbbells or with one's own body weight. She supplements instructions and research with personal anecdotes from program participants who regained their youthful vigor or, in some cases, discovered a vitality they'd never known before.
Editors Note A proven strength-training program for women outlines simple and safe exercises, provides essential information on fitness and the body, and includes the stories of women who have transformed their lives with strength training. Reprint.
Product Attributes
Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0333
Publisher Bantam Books

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