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Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond
Younger Next Year for Women
Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond
Paperback      ISBN: 0761147748

Co-written by one of the country's most prominent internists, Dr. Henry "Harry" Lodge, and his star patient, the 73-year-old Chris Crowley, Younger Next Year for Women is a book of hope, a guide to aging without fear or anxiety. This is a book of hope, a guide to aging without fear or anxiety. Using the same inspired structure of alternating voices, Chris and Harry have recast material specifically for women, who already live longer and take better care of themselves than men. New material covers menopause and post-menopause, as well as cardiac disease, osteoporosis, sexuality, and more. This is the book that can show us how to turn back our biological clocks-how to put off 70% of the normal problems of aging (weakness, sore joints, bad balance) and eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury. The key to the program is found in Harry's Rules: Exercise six days a week. Don't eat crap. Connect and commit to others. There are seven rules all together, based on the latest findings in cell physiology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and experimental psychology. Dr. Lodge explains how and why they work-and Chris Crowley, who is living proof of their effectiveness (skiing better today, for example, than he did twenty years ago), gives the just-as-essential motivation.Both men and women can become functionally younger every year for the next five to ten years, then continue to live with newfound vitality and pleasure deep into our 80s and beyond.

The Women's Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts
The Women's Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts
Paperback      ISBN: 1609617371

Time is every woman's most precious commodity--and a lack of it is the number one reason, in survey after survey, that women give for why they don't exercise. But research now shows that as little as 15 minutes of resistance training is just as effective in spiking one's metabolism as a workout lasting more than twice as long. All it takes is 15 minutes to achieve lifelong results--and women are more likely to stick to an exercise plan if it's chopped down to those 15 minutes.

The Women's Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts is both an introduction to the fundamentals of short workouts and a comprehensive collection of hundreds of the most effective ones. These workouts have been designed for every fitness goal, from total body conditioning to targeting trouble spots with exercises like the 15 Minute Flat-Belly-without-a-Single-Crunch Workout. Other highlights include:

- an eating plan with delicious meals that take 15 minutes or less to prepare
- workouts for when you're stuck in traffic or traveling and can't make it to the gym
- hundreds of tips from America's best trainers, nutritionists, and exercise scientists
Yeah Baby!: The Modern Mama's Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever
Yeah Baby!
The Modern Mama's Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1623368030
What every mother needs to know about pregnancy and childbirth

You know Jillian Michaels as the world's leading fitness expert and a renowned nutritionist, but she's also a proud mother of two. In Yeah Baby , Jillian, along with her team of top-notch experts, will change everything you think you know about pregnancy, arming you with the most cutting-edge information available, so you can make the right choices for you and your little one. They will help you navigate the hidden dangers in your immediate environment; understand the check-ups, tests, and treatments your doctor recommends; and provide powerful solutions for all your issues, from heartburn and swollen feet to more serious medical concerns.

Also learn how to optimize every facet of your child's development, from IQ and long-term earning potential to future level of physical fitness and even taste preferences Yeah Baby also features a complete meal plan with delicious, nutrition-packed recipes, and a one-of-a-kind, trimester-specific fitness program, to ensure you bounce back stronger and better than ever.

Expert Dream Team:
- Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD, is an Ob-Gyn, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, and board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
- Andrea Orbeck is a PregnancyFitness Specialist who holds an advanced degree in Kinesiology and Intracellular Physiology.
- Katja VanHerle, MD, is one of America's Top Physicians in Endocrinology as named by Consumer Research Council of America.
- Cheryl Forberg, RD, is an award-winning registered dietitian, chef, and New York Times bestselling author.
- Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician who specializes in infant nutrition and breastfeeding.
Smart Girls Do Dumbbells: 30 Minutes, 30 Days, 30 Ways -- Develop the Leanest, Healthiest, Sexiest Body You've Ever Had
Smart Girls Do Dumbbells
30 Minutes, 30 Days, 30 Ways -- Develop the Leanest, Healthiest, Sexiest Body You've Ever Had
Paperback      ISBN: 1573223867
An inspiring exercise program created by Judith Sherman-Wolin, exercise specialist at the UCLA Center for Nutrition.

You've probably been dieting and exercising--or trying to--your entire life. You lose the weight; you gain it back. Or you lose most of the weight, but can't get those last stubborn 5 to 10 pounds to budge an inch. Or you exercise like mad, but still, the butt's a little saggy, the arm's a little flabby, and the belly's a little droopy. Why don't you have the body you always wanted? You may not know the real secrets of strength training and the magic of dumbbells. Judith Sherman-Wolin, exercise specialist at the UCLA Center for Nutrition, has developed a fast and easy dumbbell program that you can do at home and set up for less than it costs to go to a gym every month. You won't look like Arnold Schwarzenegger (who wants to anyway?) but you will watch your butt shrink, your abs flatten, and your arm muscles lengthen and firm. Say hello to your bikini and all those sleeveless tops you dreaded wearing when the weather got too hot to stay covered.

All you need is the motivation, and this book will keep you psyched. In Smart Girls Do Dumbbells you'll learn:

- the complete 30-minute, 30-day, 30-way, start-to-finish program
- how to melt away those stubborn pounds you've been trying to lose your entire adult life
- how you can shape a body that burns more calories, even while you're plopped on the couch
- inexpensive ways to build your own dumbbell gym
- Judith's bonus ab-flattening recipes

Work out smarter, not harder. All it takes is 30 minutes for a leaner, healthier, sexier body

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life
Come as You Are
The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1476762090
An essential exploration of why and how women's sexuality works--based on groundbreaking research and brain science--that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.

Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a "pink pill" for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer--but as a result of the research that's gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women's sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and Come as You Are explains it all.

The first lesson in this essential, transformative book by Dr. Emily Nagoski is that every woman has her own unique sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that women vary more than men in our anatomy, our sexual response mechanisms, and the way our bodies respond to the sexual world. So we never need to judge ourselves based on others' experiences. Because women vary, and that's normal.

Second lesson: sex happens in a context. And all the complications of everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman's arousal, desire, and orgasm.

Cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines tells us that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but how you feel about it. Which means that stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman's sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. Once you understand these factors, and how to influence them, you can create for yourself better sex and more profound pleasure than you ever thought possible.

And Emily Nagoski can prove it.
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0553374664

The only popular holistic medical guide for women, "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom" is the long-awaited, much-needed, unique, practical and philosophical approach to healing that empowers women to take control of their physical and emotional health. As radically feminist as "Our Bodies, Ourselves" was in its day, Dr. Northrup's guide cites dramatic and affecting cases of women healing from long-term illnesses through alternative medical methods, and gives groundbreaking mind-body guidance. This revolutionary book combines curing with caring, knowledge with intuition, and demonstrates that physical healing is inseparable from spiritual healing. It authoritatively and compassionately guides readers through an A to Z list of women's conditions from fibroids, menstruation, and vaginitis to cancer, hysterectomy, and menopause.

Women's Health Lift to Get Lean: A Beginner#s Guide to Fitness & Strength Training in 3 Simple Steps
Women's Health Lift to Get Lean
A Beginner#s Guide to Fitness & Strength Training in 3 Simple Steps
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1623364787

Research shows that building muscle helps the body burn more calories 24/7 and that resistance training is the most effective way to torch body fat. Yet that message is still lost on many women who fear that weight lifting will make them bulky, turn their skin green, and give them Incredible Hulk muscles like their boyfriends'. Women have more options than step aerobics or running on a treadmill to shed pounds: They can weight-train in a very specific manner designed to make the most of a woman's unique physiology.

Lift to Get Lean
is the first beginner's guide to strength training from Women's Health that is written specifically for women by a woman. Holly Perkins is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) who has been teaching the fat-burning secrets of weight training exclusively to women for more than 20 years. Perkins doesn't follow men's rules when it comes to building muscle. Her Lift to Get Lean delivers a three-step system: Technique, Movement Speed, and the Last 2 Reps Rule, which make all the difference in developing the kind of strong, lean, and sexy body women want. Perkins offers four different 90-day training programs that efficiently build functional strength along with leaner legs, stronger arms, and a sexier butt.

The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women's Edition, Deluxe Edition: The Way to Physical Perfection (Includes DVD) [With DVD]
The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women's Edition, Deluxe Edition
The Way to Physical Perfection (Includes DVD) [With DVD]
Paperback      ISBN: 1578262658
The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women's Edition
Includes Free DVD

The follow-along DVD designed to help every woman get that toned and slender waistline.

The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women's Edition shows women how to get the abs she wants...and her man desires. The abdominal muscles, stomach, and waistline are targeted in this unique book and DVD combo, featuring the best exercises, the best nutrition plan, and the best training schedule out there.

The invigorating 14-day program includes a follow-along DVD to jumpstart the break-in workout. Combining traditional and trendy exercises, this book uses the periodization principle to teach a quick, easy way to burn body fat and create a slender but toned waist. Inside you'll find:

- just-for-women features like a focus on reducing body fat and motivation techniques

- dozens of specially selected abdominal exercises, from traditional crunches to stability and medicine balls

- an all-new 30-minute follow-along DVD to keep you motivated

The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs: Women's Edition has everything that made the original editions so popular, without the gimmicks, diet pills, or gadgets.
Discover Your Menopause Type: The Exciting New Program That Identifies the 12 Unique Menopause Types & the Best Choices for You
Discover Your Menopause Type
The Exciting New Program That Identifies the 12 Unique Menopause Types & the Best Choices for You
Paperback      ISBN: 076153749x
Take Charge of Your Menopause

This groundbreaking book--the first to reveal 12 distinct menopause types and how best to treat each--gives you the information you need to take charge of this challenging and sensitive life stage.

Inside, Dr. Joseph Collins demolishes the one size fits all philosophy of menopause treatment, revealing that there is no magic hormone or combination of hormones that can be in descriminately prescribed to all women. Inside, you'll discover:

-Natural & Coventional treatments that are best for you
-Necessary nutrients for a healthy menopause
-How to weigh the risks and benefits of Hormone-replacement therapy
-And much, much more

At last, a well-referenced resource on the advantages of natural versus synthetic hormone-replacement therapy.
--Dana Reed-Kane, Pharm.D., F.A.C.A., F.I.A.C.P.

Finally, a book that teaches the importance of balance and actually shows everyone what many women have suspected all along: There is more than one type of menopause.
--Luana Stone, menopause patient
Second Spring: Dr. Mao's Hundreds of Natural Secrets for Women to Revitalize and Regenerate at Any Age
Second Spring
Dr. Mao's Hundreds of Natural Secrets for Women to Revitalize and Regenerate at Any Age
Paperback      ISBN: 1416599355
"Dr. Mao's brilliant book Second Spring shows women how to restore their power by revitalizing their health with his amazing natural secrets and age-old wisdom." --Arianna Huffington

Bestselling author of The Secrets of Longevity, Chinese medicine expert Dr. Mao completely reenvisions the mind-body changes of perimenopause and menopause for women age thirty-five and up, using completely natural treatments.

The Chinese refer to a woman's midlife transition as her Second Spring. Thanks to the simple, natural techniques of traditional Chinese medicine, the second half of a woman's life is a flowering of feminine potential rather than a physical and mental decline. Now, Dr. Mao's revolutionary Second Spring(TM) program gives you time-tested, completely natural treatments to enhance energy, sexuality, and health--and initiate your own new season of vitality starting at age thirty-five, through premenopause, menopause, and beyond.

Dr. Mao--Yahoo 's favorite natural health expert and author of the bestselling Secrets of Longevity--offers proven natural solutions such as a surgery-free face-lift, Chinese herbs that fight memory loss, traditional remedies that improve libido and sex, and foods that keep your specific body type in peak form (they're not the same for everyone ). His safe, natural practices, outlined in more than 200 tips, can eliminate the need for expensive medicines and artificial hormones.

This amazing compendium of traditional wisdom is also enjoyable to read. With chapters on topics like weight, energy, brain power, beauty, and sexual health, Second Spring allows you to target your concerns right away. At the end you'll find handy, at-a-glance lists addressing women's most common ailments.

Second Spring, inspired by Dr. Mao's own mother's remarkable transformation in the second half of her life, offers an integrated lifestyle program that will help you live long, live strong, and live happy in ways that you never thought possible.