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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weight Training Illustrated
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weight Training Illustrated
Paperback      ISBN: 0028644336
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.
Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet
Hope's Edge
The Next Diet for a Small Planet
Paperback      ISBN: 1585422371
Hope's Edge follows the author of the classic Diet for a Small Planet and her daughter as they travel the world, discovering practical visionaries who are making a difference in world hunger, sometimes one village at a time. Thirty years ago, Frances Moore Lappé started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planet left off. Together they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face in the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to one of the most urgent issues of our time: whether we can transcend the rampant consumerism and capitalism to find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives as well as the planet. Featuring nearly seventy recipes from celebrated vegetarian culinary pioneers-including Alice Waters, Mollie Katzen, Laurel Robertson, Nora Pouillon, and Anna Thomas-Hope's Edge highlights true trailblazers engaged in social, environmental, and economic transformations.
Qigong for Women: Low-Impact Exercises for Enhancing Energy and Toning the Body
Qigong for Women
Low-Impact Exercises for Enhancing Energy and Toning the Body
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818387
• Low-impact, time-efficient exercises that relieve stress, restore physical health, and rebalance the mind. • Provides step-by-step instructions, with accompanying photos, for dozens of exercises specifically designed for women. • 300 black-and-white photographs. • Addresses concerns specific to women's health, including special sections on female sexuality, osteoporosis, stress, and pregnancy. • Techniques developed and perfected over the course of 2,000 years by Taoist and Buddhist monks and doctors. In today's high-powered world, women frequently find themselves pulled in many different directions. As they try to balance the demands of careers and family life, they are too often left with a feeling of imbalance, a feeling that can manifest in both physical and emotional stress. To reclaim their equilibrium and find relief, more and more women are turning to qigong, a low-impact, time-efficient daily practice of gentle exercises based on the ancient concept of acupuncture meridians. Developed and enriched over two thousand years by Taoist and Buddhist doctors and monks, chi kung offers techniques for improving breath control and mental concentration, releasing stress through self-administered massage and acupressure, and reaching and maintaining desired weight. In Qigong for Women, Dominique Ferraro gives step-by-step instructions, accompanied by photos, for dozens of exercises that address the specific concerns of women. Along with chapters on stress relief, aging, and physical toning, Ferraro includes information on female sexuality, osteoporosis, menstrual difficulties, and problems related to pregnancy. Through regular practice of chi kung, women can improve blood circulation, reinforce the immune system, and reestablish emotional equilibrium. Middle-aged and older women will enjoy the added benefits of recovering elasticity, whether in their joints or in their psyches. Valuable for all ages, Qigong for Women provides a system, both preventive and curative, to maintain the sense of well-being that we all deserve.
Dare to Be 100
Dare to Be 100
Paperback      ISBN: 0684800217
Drawing on recent research and his own observations, a renowned expert argues that aging's negative effects result from disuse, not disease, and provides an easy-to-follow regimen of diet, attitude, exercise, and renewal. Original. 30,000 first printing. Tour.
Tao and Tai Chi Kung
Tao and Tai Chi Kung
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812176
Describes both tai chi chuan, the Chinese system of exercise, and the Taoist philosophy behind it, and shows how they are related
Triathlon 101: Essentials for Multisport Success
Triathlon 101
Essentials for Multisport Success
Paperback      ISBN: 0880118113
A guide for novice triathletes covers the fundamentals of training, including specific programs for each event, and answers questions about equipment, safety, injury prevention, and nutrition
The Multifidus Back Pain Solution: Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count
The Multifidus Back Pain Solution
Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count
Paperback      ISBN: 1572242787
Based on breakthrough results from the newest scientifically proven research, this guide offers back-pain sufferers real relief—simple exercises that target the exact muscles that have been newly identified to be the source of most back pain. If you are one of the millions who suffer from recurring back pain, and have found that your attempts at complicated and time-consuming exercise programs and treatments have not helped, it’s time to learn the simple techniques that strengthen the specific muscles that are at the root of your pain. Start living free from pain now! When physical therapist Jim Johnson reviewed the back-pain studies in peer-reviewed medical journals published over the past fifteen years, he found that the research suggested that a specific set of muscles played a key role in a great majority of back-pain incidences. The results showed that most back-pain sufferers have undeveloped multifidus (mull-tiff-i-dus) muscles. These muscles connect the spinal vertebrae together and play a subtle, but critical, role in bending and twisting motions of the back. If they are weak, inflamed, or in spasm, they can cause chronic back pain. In response to these findings, Johnson devised a simple series of exercises that focus on strengthening the multifidus muscles—and had fabulous results in reducing back pain for a variety of patients.
Stretching: 20th Anniversary
Stretching
20th Anniversary
Paperback      ISBN: 0936070226
Illustrates stretching exercises designed to increase flexibility and help prevent injury, and suggests specific stretch routines for a variety of sports.
Why Weight?: A Workbook for Ending Compulsive Eating
Why Weight?
A Workbook for Ending Compulsive Eating
Paperback      ISBN: 0452262542
With the publication of her ground-breaking books, Feeding the Hungry Heart, and Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating, Geneen Roth has helped hundred of thousands of people win their battle against the destructive binge-diet cycle. Now this remarkable companion workbook shows compulsive eaters?in a constructive, non-judgmental way?how to stop using food as a substitute for handling difficult emotions or situations ? and how to enjoy eating and still lose weight naturally. By using the liberating exercises and techniques developed by Geneen Roth in her highly succesful Breaking Free® workshops, dieters, who've tried every conceivable diet?losing weight again and again, only to gain it back?and bingers, who are harming their health, can learn wholesome, beneficial ways to achieve their goals. This proven program offers reassuring guidlines on: - Letting food become a source of pleasure rather than anxiety - Kicking the scale-watching the habit?forever! - Recognizing the difference between physical and emotional hungers - Learning to say no - Listening to, and trusting, your body's hunger and fullness signals - Distinguishing "forbidden foods" from those you truly want - Uncovering the conflicts that stand between your desire to lose weight and your urge to eat compulsively - Discovering other pleasures besides food