The Fitness Factor

The Fitness Factor : Every Woman's Key to a Lifetime of Health and Well-being

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This work aims to change the lives of millions of women by helping them achieve optimal health through fitness. Lisa Callahan speaks honestly to women, helping them to understand that the benefits of regular exercise go well beyond the cosmetic; that, in fact, it is the single most important factor when it comes to: preventing heart disease, beating osteoporosis, lowering cholestrol, decreasing cancer risk; losing weight, increasing energy, reducing stress, having better sex and much more. Callahan address women of all ages (from 18 to 98) and abilities (from couch potato to elite athlete) helping them to: evaluate individual health and fitness levels; develop a lasting positive attitude toward exercise; design an individualized exercise program (based on interest and ability) that has guaranteed staying power; understand the major factors of fitness including cardiovascular, flexibility, and muscle strength and endurance; and get in touch with the athlete within. Throughout, Callahan offers reliable information on weight loss; nutrition for the active woman; exercise and pregnancy or menopause; training for endurance competition; and prevention and treatment of injuries. She dispels dozens of myths about diet and exercise that have pervaded our culture.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 314 pages
  • 159.3 x 235 x 25.1mm | 589.68g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • b&w illustrations
  • 1585745014
  • 9781585745012

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"The tone of the book is upbeat and positive, its you-can-do-it cheerleading balanced with solid strategies. Even a dyed-in-the-wool athlete is bound to learn a thing or two from Callahan, and her book might be the perfect gift for a friend or relative who needs a bit of encouragement."--"North Coast Sports"show more

About Lisa Callahan

LISA CALLAHAN, M.D. Is co-founder and medical director of the Women's Sports Medicine Center at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery.show more

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