Personal Best

Personal Best : The No-Fuss Get-Fit Guide

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This book is not about training to win a marathon, or to make an Olympic team, or to become an elite athlete. Rather, it is a practical guide to achieving and maintaining your optimum fitness - and therefore your health - within your already busy schedule.This comprehensive guide to getting fit and staying fit comes from two leading researchers at the Australian Institute of Sport, the institution that has helped maintain Australia's prominent position in world sport. It is a book for all of us, no matter how unfit we might be. Its flexible suggestions and common-sense advice will allow you to devise your own exercise program, so that you can get fit as quickly and as safely as possible. It includes:stretching, flexibility and strengthening exercises aerobic, strength and flexibility fitness programsinformation on combining lifestyle, exercise and diet to lose weight and maintain your ideal weightadvice on how to measure your fitness and how best to approach getting fit14 tasty recipesLet Professor Peter Fricker, Director of the AIS, and Dr Camilla Brockett get you started on the road to good nutrition and good health. Their sound advice will ensure that your exercise program is easy to maintain and that your new-found fitness is long-lasting.Start your new healthy life today - you'll never look back!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 212 x 221 x 15mm | 672g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143005677
  • 9780143005674

Author information

Professor Peter Fricker is Director of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and has worked there since 1981, when he was engaged as the medical consultant. He has published widely in sport and exercise medicine and science, and has produced a number of textbooks and teaching materials. His research interests are in exercise and immune function, exercise and injury, exercise as therapy, and issues around genetics in sport. He has served as medical officer and medical director to Australian teams at six Commonwealth Games and five Olympics. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University, the University of Canberra, and at the University of North Carolina. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1993 and the Australian Sports Medal in 2001.show more