Una entrenadora certificada en Pilates, Collen Craig nos ofrece una s ntesis nica y emocionante del M todo Pilates de acondicionamiento del cuerpo y el ejercicio con el bal n suizo, proporcionado una manera nueva de bajo impacto, para estar en forma. Usando el bal n de ejercicio, no hay necesidad de equipos caros o del tiempo en el estudio, que requiere el entrenamiento Pilates.Desarrollado a principios del siglo vig simo por Joseph Pilates, consumado boxeador y gimnasta, el M todo Pilates--llamada por muchas revistas de estilos de vida y acondicionamiento, como el ejercicio m s popular de la d cada--alinea el cuerpo, construye m sculos largos y delgados, y desarrolla un centro abdominal fuerte. El ejercicio con bal n, usado por entrenadores ol mpicos, bailarines, y atletas para aumentar el conocimiento del cuerpo y realzar la actuaci n, proporciona una base perfecta para realizar los movimientos Pilates, que son elegantes y constructores de fuerza. A trav s de todo su programa, Craig integra la mente y el cuerpo, ofreciendo t cnicas de respiraci n y relajaci n, que acompa an al trabajo con bal n. Las historias personales y las citas inspiradoras incluidas en el texto, ilustran c mo Pilates puede mejorar su estilo de vida. Una agenda de actividades, a la mano, hace posible seguir los pasos a sus sesiones de ejercicios y revisar su progreso individual. Y, lo m s importante, instruciones detalladas paso a paso y m s de 300 fotograf as definen los principios Pilates y desaf an a todos los niveles de habilidad. Suficientemente intenso para conquistar a atletas, pero tan suave para calmar el dolor cr nico y ayudar a sanar lesiones, Pilates con Bal n construye, de una manera innovadora, cuerpos fuertes y flexibles y mentes saludables. COLLEEN CRAIG es una entrenadora certificada en Pilates y una escritora. Vive en Toronto y ense a sus m todos en talleres alrededor del mundo.
Offers information on diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism, and presents a complete therapeutic regimen that combines safe hormones with specific nutritional advice and alternative treatments.
From the popular authors of Chicken Soup & Other Folk Remedies, this updated and revised edition of Live and Be Well features a range of remedies to cure whatever ails you, including a new section on the popular kombucha tea mushroom. Folk Remedies That Work offer a wide variety of helpful solutions for everything from arthritis to headaches to wrinkles -- with an emphasis on natural medicine that is practical, time-test, and doctor approved.Inside you'll find remedies that will help you to:
- Lose weight safely
- Give up smoking
- Get a better night's sleep
- Get rid of a canker sore in 48 hours
- Ease the pain of arthritis
- Improve your sex life
Innovative abdominal exercises to help tone the abdomen, improve posture, and build a strong back using the Swiss exercise ball.
- Offers a 10-minute and 20-minute workout for all levels of fitness.
- Shows how the mobility of the ball targets underutilized muscles.
- Shows how traditional sit-ups and ab machines limit how much abdominal muscles can be trained and also aggravate lower back pain and neck tension.
The exercised described and illustrated in this book prepare every major muscle system in the body for the kind of strenuous keep-fit exercises that many people in our fitness- conscious culture practice daily.
The Pilates(R) method may be today's hottest exercise, but it has been endorsed by physicians for almost a century. Originally developed by Joseph H. Pilates to help strengthen and condition muscles, Pilates is the ultimate mind-body exercise for anyone who wants to tone, streamline, and realign their body without the bulked-up results of more conventional workout methods.Now, in The Pilates(R) Body, author Brooke Siler--one of the most sought-after personal trainers in the country and owner of New York's top studio for Pilates training, re: AB--provides a complete, easy-to follow program of Pilates exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime, and without machines. With step-by-step instructions, Siler guides the reader through the complete circuit of mat exercises, each of which is clearly illustrated by photographs, line drawings, and unique visualization exercises. With Pilates you will not only streamline your figure--you will dramatically improve your posture, flexibility, and balance, and enhance your physical and emotional well-being. The Pilates Body shows you how.
Hold It You should know that:--Walking is not one of the best exercises and will never get you fit. --For certain body types, stair climbers will not trim your thighs and buttocks or give you slim hips. --You do not need expensive health club memberships to become fit. --You do not need to exercise for more than an hour a day to lose weight or increase your fitness level. Hold It You're Exercising Wrong analyzes popular exercise techniques and explains why they do or do not work. Using his client-proven methods of fitness, Edward Jackowski renames body types and stresses their importance when choosing an exercise routine, details the four essential phases of any workout, lists the best exercises for weight loss, and provides motivational techniques to keep you going. Interspersing more than 150 tips on health and exercise, Hold It You're Exercising Wrong is a no-nonsense, all-you-need-to-know guide to getting fit and staying that way.
In Triathlon 101, John Mora offers a book full of valuable lessons and insights to help you prepare for and compete in your first triathlon or improve your results the next time out. No other triathlon resource focuses on the unique needs of newcomers to the sport. Inside you will learn how to:
- design your own triathlon training calendar and logbook,
- choose the proper equipment to fit you and your budget,
- eat during training and ""load up"" for racing,
- prevent overtraining and recover quickly from common injuries,
- swim and navigate safely in open water,
- smoothly transition from one sport to the next, and
- taper your training to peak on race day.
Sample training programs, photos featuring the best and most current equipment and correct technique, and expert advice from top pros and coaches-Terry Laughlin, Lauren Jensen, and Troy Jacobson-are provided to help you get off to a great start. Success stories from triathletes who started just like you will increase your motivation and confidence.
Spare yourself the trial-and-error experiences that discourage many from the sport. Be a smart triathlete from the start. Take the best course available for developing multisport athletes-Triathlon 101."
In this deeply affecting memoir, Arthur W. Frank explores the events of illness from within: the transformation from person to patient, the pain, the wonder,and the ceremony of recovery. To illuminate what illness can teach us about life, Frank draws upon his own encounters with serious illness -- a heart attack at age thirty-nine and, a year later, a diagnosis of cancer. In poignant and clear prose, he offers brilliant insights into what happens when our bodies and emotions are pushed to extremes. Ultimately, he examines what it means to be human.
This book introduces and adapts the concepts of mindfulness and acceptance to the observation and management of eating habits. The result is a series of exercises and meditations that reinforce healthy habits and lead to greater tranquility at meals.
The book describes the four foundations of mindful eating: mindfulness of the mind, the body, the feelings, and the thoughts. It doesn't encourage a diet of deprivation, but instead provides a checklist for the wide variety of mindless eating approaches, which include fasting, dieting, and restricting certain foods, rapid eating, eating when not hungry or when tired, and food rituals.