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Pilates: Body in Motion
Pilates
Body in Motion
Paperback      ISBN: 0789484005
Based on the Pilates Method, which focuses on precision and awareness, strengthening not only the body but the mind as well, an excellent guide to this exercise technique, that has been used by dancers, athletes, and celebrities for years, features step-by-step mat-work exercises and a vast array of programs, from beginner to advanced. Original.
Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth
Diet for a New America
How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 0915811812
A second edition of the nutrition classic takes a hard look at the average American's diet and the health problems it can cause, describes the methods used in raising and slaughtering animals for our meat and poultry, and suggests healthful alternatives. Reprint.
Precision Heart Rate Training
Precision Heart Rate Training
Paperback      ISBN: 0880117702
Explains how to use a heart rate monitor to accurately gauge training intensity while walking, running, cycling, skating, circuit training, or multisport training
The American Heritage Medical Dictionary
The American Heritage Medical Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0618947256
In this updated dictionary of medical words and phrases, entry words are clearly defined, reflect state-of-the-art medical research and practice, and avoid confusing jargon, including hundreds of new words that encompass the latest tests, diseases, treatments, and technology, as well as common medical abbreviations and health-care management and policy terms. Reprint.
The Human Body Book
The Human Body Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0756628652
An in-depth overview of human anatomy and physiology offers an encyclopedic handbook that covers every system and organ of the human body, examining the structure and functions of organs, tissues, cells, muscles, and bones, and discusses more than two hundred diseases and disorders, all complemented by the latest microscopic imaging and detailed full-color graphics.
The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free: Everything You Need to Know to Go from Surviving to Thriving
The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free
Everything You Need to Know to Go from Surviving to Thriving
Paperback      ISBN: 0738217085
"Perhaps you've been diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or a wheat allergy. Or maybe you feel bloated when you eat gluten and want to give the gluten-free diet a try. Whatever the reason, The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free will help you navigate your new world. President of the American Celiac Disease Alliance, Beth Hillson has been living with celiac for thirty-five years and parents a child with it. For decades, she has answered questions on the G-F life, tackling everything from diagnosis (Which physicians and specialists are the best choices to get an accurate diagnosis?) to cooking (Is buckwheat a form of wheat?) to lifestyle (What are the most important questions to ask when dining out?). The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free is the everything-you-need-to-know guide to a healthy lifestyle. "--
Your Health: A Corrective System of Exercising That Revolutionizes the Entire Field of Physical Education
Your Health
A Corrective System of Exercising That Revolutionizes the Entire Field of Physical Education
Paperback      ISBN: 096149378x
First published in 1934, this new reprint of Your Health includes Joseph Pilates’ early Twentieth Century philosophies, principles, and theories about health and fitness. He bases his work on the concept of a balanced body and mind, drawing on the approach espoused by the early Greeks. While some of his personal philosophies reflected early 20th Century viewpoints, his athletic and fitness doctrines were years ahead of his time. Readers will learn his observations and conclusions about people's approach to physical fitness. He describes the results of decades of scientific study, experimentation and research into the variety of troubles and ills that upset the balance of body and mind. Pilates makes extraordinary claims about the benefits of his defined science of "Contrology" and very specifically defines this science for all to read and understand. In this book, he exemplifies and clarifies the beneficial impact of his work.
The Merck Manual of Health & Aging
The Merck Manual of Health & Aging
Paperback      ISBN: 0345482743
Discusses the physical effects of aging, examines issues of caregiving and medical care for older adults, covers medical conditions and diseases likely to affect older people, and addresses a range of key social, ethical, and legal issues related to aging. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology
An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521641101
A textbook about the mathematical modelling of biological and physiological phenomena for mathematically sophisticated students.
Best Choices From the People's Pharmacy: What You Need to Know Before Your Next Visit to the Doctor or Drugstore
Best Choices From the People's Pharmacy
What You Need to Know Before Your Next Visit to the Doctor or Drugstore
Paperback      ISBN: 0451225139
Shares best-choice recommendations for treating fifty common medical conditions using alternative and complementary methods, in an alphabetically organized reference that rates various options for affordability and effectiveness, describes potential side effects, and more. Reprint.