Item description for Fit Over 40 for Dummies by Betsy Nagelson, Betsy Nagelsen McCormack & Mike Yorkey...
Overview Describes steps to set up a safe, personalized fitness routine for people middle aged and older with different weights and varying levels of athletic ability.
Publishers Description Tired of feeling tired all the time? Do you find yourself thinking wistfully of the days when your belt-size was less than your age...your dress size less than your kid's last birthday? Remember when the only spare tire you had to worry about was the one in your trunk? Do you find yourself gasping for breath at the top of the basement stairs? If any of this sounds familiar, then you're ready for an over 40 fitness plan. And Fit Over 40 For Dummies is the place to start.
Your complete guide to being fit and fabulous over 40, it shows you step-by-step how to set up a personalized fitness routine and stick to it, no matter what your age, weight, or athletic ability. Packed with practical know-how and inspiring anecdotes it shows you how to:
Lose weight and inches from your waistline
Boost your energy levels
Lower or prevent high blood pressure
Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Improve your muscle tone
Give your skin a healthy glow
Have a more vibrant sex life
Rebound from life-changing events more quickly
Get fitter than couch potatoes half your age
Live a longer, healthier life
Combing her own experiences with the latest scientific research, retired women's tennis pro, Betsy Nagelsen McCormack explores what it takes to be fit over forty. And, step-by-step, she shows you how to:
Assess your fitness level
Eat right for maximum fitness
Choose and buying exercise equipment
Select the right gym
Develop a balanced program of aerobics, weight training and stretching
Integrate exercise into your daily routine
Prevent and working around common injuries and ailments
Explore sports, outdoor activities, and more
Stop thinking about how great it would be to feel twenty-five again and do something about it. Fit Over 40 For Dummies helps you get on the road to health and well-being.
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Studio: For Dummies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 7.41" Height: 0.86" Weight: 1.34 lbs.
Release Date Nov 21, 2000
Publisher For Dummies
ISBN 0764553054 ISBN13 9780764553059 UPC 785555044906
Availability 0 units.
More About Betsy Nagelson, Betsy Nagelsen McCormack & Mike Yorkey
Betsy Nagelsen McCormack has won three U.S. Open Women's Masters Doubles titles as well as the Wimbledon 35 and Over Ladies' Invitation Doubles crown. Mike Yorkey is a veteran writer and editor.
Reviews - What do customers think about Fit Over 40 for Dummies?
Fit Over 40 for Dummies Apr 26, 2008
This is one of the most practical guidebooks for any recycled teenager out there. The explanations are straightforward and simple to put into practice yet effective enough to get results.
For absolute beginner dummies only Nov 11, 2007
I'm a bit disappointed with this book. It seems to be aimed at people who wouldn't recognize an exercise bike if they bumped into it. After 40, most people train for health rather than aesthetic amusement. So I was surprised to see some potentially injurious exercises demonstrated. (Maybe that's why the author has had seven knee surgeries.) Although she never claims to know what she is talking about. Perhaps she should have written a book on tennis.
Speaks to all levels. Jan 19, 2007
I am a former athlete that my 20s and 30s that got the best of me. Now 50 pounds heavier, with high blood pressure and lower engery levels I want to make a change. What I liked best was how this book was an easy read the first night read over 50 pages. The key fundemental that was repeated was get up and do something constintantly even if its taking a walk for 15 minutes for 3 times a week and then increase steadily. This book also gives people a little embrassed about getting back to the gym.
Pretty good advice, it seems. Jul 27, 2002
I'm a 45 year old overweight male whose primary exercise over the past decade has been to push my PC's mouse. High cholesterol, achy joints, and bouts of depression have impelled me into taking action. One component of my program is going to a gym to lift weights and do aerobic activity. I'm finding Betsy's book extremely helpful, because she speaks directly to my needs and my situation. (If I was an athlete, would I be looking for a book like this?)
She is both positive and realistic in her approach. For example, she suggests that rather than planning to exercise three or four days a week, you should plan to do it every day. She reasons that if you miss two days on a seven-day schedule, you're still exercising for 5 days, and that's good. By contrast, if you miss two days on a three-day schedule, you've only exercised once during the week, and that's useless. Huh, who'da thunk it.
If you're over 40, sedentary, and feeling the need to get into better shape, I most definitely recommend this book.
Needs an attitude adjustment May 1, 2001
Frankly, I didn't get past the introduction. The basic gist was that if you're over 40, you're on that slippery slope into the Dark Abyss and the only reason to get fit is to hold off the Grim Reaper a little longer. Other books for aging Baby Boomres are much more positive about the possibilities for an excellent quality of life, such as "Walking and Running for Women over 40."