Item description for The Spark: The Revolutionary New Plan to Get Fit and Lose Weight--10 Minutes at a Time by Glenn a. Gaesser & Karla Dougherty...
Overview Perfect for people with busy schedules, this groundbreaking book explains how to get started on the path to fitness and maintain better health through short, simple exercises the authors call "sparks." 19 illustrations.
Publishers Description FAST, EASY, ANYWHERE FITNESS What if you could get fit, lower your cholesterol, and lose weight without ever exercising for more than ten minutes at a time? In the world of the "The Spark, " that "what if" can become a reality. Based on the groundbreaking Spark 2000 study conducted at the University of Virginia, "The Spark" shows you how ten-minute bursts of exercise can improve your level of fitness and help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and cancer as effectively as an hour at the gym three times a week. With "The Spark" you don't have to squeeze exercise into an already hectic schedule. Instead, you can work out wherever and whenever you want with complete, ten-minute HEAD-TO-TOE STRENGTH-TRAINING SPARKS, FAT-BURNING AEROBIC SPARKS, AND YOGA-LIKE SPARKS FOR FLEXIBILITY AND STRESS RELIEF. These techniques, combined with "The Spark's" energy-fueling and easy weight-loss food plan, will get you on the road to good health and vitality for life
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Studio: Simon & Schuster
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 8, 2002
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0743201566 ISBN13 9780743201568
Availability 0 units.
More About Glenn a. Gaesser & Karla Dougherty
Glenn A. Gaesser, Ph.D., a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Virginia, is a coauthor of the American College of Sports Medicine's ACSM's Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines and the author of Big Fat Lies. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Spark: The Revolutionary New Plan to Get Fit and Lose Weight-10 Minutes at a Time?
You're just like a forest fire waiting to happen! Jan 22, 2004
Five years ago I read the Spark 2000 book. I had let myself develop a "low activity" life. I used my children and husband as an excuse for me being too "busy" to work out. Then one day when I was playing with my children one of them jumped and landed on my belly. I reminded them about mommies "bo bo line", from a C-section. Then I sat up and realized that my excuse was sitting next to me and she was 2 now. It took that one spark to at least get me to the book store to buy a book about getting started. When I read the first few pages of the book I realized that I had to get moving if I wanted to change anything. I read the book with a friend. Within one year, we were running road races and having a great time. I have kept up with the stretching, cardio, and strength training. Five years and four dress sizes later I just completed my first Marathon, yep 26.2 miles.
It just takes a spark to get you started, you're just like a forest fire waiting to happen! It takes a lot of work but it is worth it when you see those same children standing on the sideline at the Marathon yelling "Run like the wind Mommy".
Interesting concept Jul 13, 2003
So far I am intrigued by the Doctor's concept, and like the idea of interval training. I do not agree with some of his dietary theories in relation keeping all meals lowfat and not counting calories. I eat a mediterranean diet which is working beautifully for me, as well as being very conscious of portion control. I think the author might do well in updating his nutritional information. However having said that, the book is fairly well laid out, and his self tests are excellent.
Awesome book Jun 24, 2003
I thought the fitness plan was wonderful. Everyone has time for 10 minute workouts, but at the same time remembering to do 15 a week was a little difficult for me. So I do two back to back (for a 20minute workout) and end up with 16 one week and 14 the next. I was, though, greatly disturbed by the blashemous review written by a reader from memphis: "A good fitness plan, but the bad language by Karla Dougherty is offensive. She takes God's name in vain and puts it in print. I hate that, and I am sure God doesn't like it either." No one can speak for God but Himself. He has said He will forgive all sins if He is asked to, I'm sure Ms Dougherty will come to her senses and repent her mistakes. It is also against everything Jesus Christ taught to hate anyone for ANY reason. It is not our place to judge them or their mistakes. That having been said, I hope everyone ignores Ms Dourherty's language, as well as the blasphemous review of this book, and buys it anyway, it is a wonderful program.
So Far, So Good Feb 6, 2002
I'm about 4 weeks into a program that I have largely based on this book. I am definitely making progress and feel a great deal better physically and mentally.
The book's nutritional insights were of particular value to me. I love to eat (who doesn't?!) and the book has taught me how to eat better without feeling like I am in sacrifice mode.
We could do without the language Nov 12, 2001
A good fitness plan, but the bad language by Karla Dougherty is offensive. She takes God's name in vain and puts it in print. I hate that, and I am sure God doesn't like it either.