The First 20 Minutes
Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live LongerBook - 2012
Do you really know how to get fit and healthy?
Bringing us cutting edge research and science-based prescriptions, Gretchen Reynolds shows us what we do and do not need to do to reach out fitness goals, whether that means running a marathon or just getting off the couch or. Busting popular myths, looking at which supplements actually work, giving us the lowdown on weight training, and singing the praises of just standing up, The First 20 Minutes Personal Trainer is the guide to take wherever you take your workout.
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"The vast majority of people...experience a rather precipitate physical decline at some point, usually beginning in middle age. We start to lose our muscle tone, waistline, height, energy, hair, motivation, sex drive, and car keys."
"Jack LaLanne, after all, never complained that he could no longer tow a caboose or complete 100 one-arm push-ups merely because he'd turned 70. Or 80. Or, in fact, 90. A model worth emulating, apart, please, from the skintight orange bodysuit."
"I began running when I was in college. I'd been a track athlete in high school, but that didn't mean that I ran. By the time I was in high school, Title IX was in effect, assuring equal access to organized sports for girls, but its impact was slow to reach the suburban Midwest, where I grew up. There was no girls' cross-country team at our high school, since cross-country courses were two or three miles long, and, at that distance, a girl's uterus could fall out."
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