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Paperback Fitness Over Fifty: An Exercise Guide From the National Institute on Aging Book

ISBN: 1578261368

ISBN13: 9781578261369

Fitness Over Fifty: An Exercise Guide From the National Institute on Aging

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Exercise is not just for the young That's right. Studies show that people who stay active - no matter what their age - benefit from exercise. Not only can it help you feel better, but it makes doing all those day to day tasks easier and more enjoyable. So start exercising today, with Fitness Over Fifty , the National Institute on Aging's guide to exercise for men and women over fifty. You don't need to join a gym or buy expensive equipment. Everything...

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Your Tax Dollars Paid for Writing This Book

And you can get download it or a get a free printed copy from the National Institute on Aging (the title there is Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging) or seven dollars will get you the book and the DVD together.

Safe, Reliable Fitness Instruction

This book is a good edition to your fitness library. A safe, effective and easy to follow program. Get this book instead of the numerous other books out there promising to help you stop aging and stay young forever.

Let's Get Moving!

I strongly feel the need to get moving and this book has the exercises geared for mature adults. After hearing scary stories about osteoporosis and heart problems, I recognize that much of our problems stem from inactivity and sedentary lifestyle. The choice is mine and this book can help me make the change. The exercises show fit-looking seniors using home equipment (a chair or a towel) to work out. No expensive gym or fancy equipment, just get started right at home. It includes activities to improve balance and flexibility (great for very frail elderly). They give warnings for special situations (if you've had hip replacement, pace maker, etc.) It includes a weekly plan for minimum and maximum use of the exercises and blank charts to track your efforts. Chapter 1: What Can Exercise Do for Me? Chapter 2: Is It Safe for Me to Exercise? Chapter 3: How to Keep Going Chapter 4: Sample Exercises Chapter 5: How Am I Doing? Chapter 6: What Should I Eat? Appendix: A. Target Heart Rate B. Exercise Plan C. Activity and Progress Charts D. Resources

Oh my aching bones!

Ok, I'm not getting any younger. I admit it but I have been following the plan in this book for three weeks now and definitely see improvement in the way I look but mostly in the way I feel. The folks at the National Institute on Aging are to be congratulated.

A very highly recommended health and exercise guide

The National Institute on Aging is part of the National Institutes of Health and has the mission of improving the health of older people. Their latest manual, Fitness Over Fifty: Strength, Flexibility, Vitality, Balance, presents twenty-five, easy-to-practice exercises for improve a mature man or woman's basic health, physical fitness, and emotional sense of well-being. Exercise safety tips; motivational assistance, tips on nutrition and healthy eating, as well as records for daily, weekly, and monthly exercise and nutrition records are clearly presented for older readers. Black-and-white photographs enhance the meticulous instructions for activities which are designed especially with the brittle bone and other concerns older men and women must be concerned about fill the pages of this useful, accessible, and very highly recommended health and exercise guide.
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