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The Spirited Walker: Fitness Walking for Clarity, Balance, and Spiritual Connection
The Spirited Walker
Fitness Walking for Clarity, Balance, and Spiritual Connection
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060647361

Fitness walking for Body, Mind, and Soul

No matter how fast or far you walk, no matter what you goals or fitness level, whether you walk on a treadmill or in a forest, alone or with companions, this guide will lead you along a path of mental and physical exercise that travels from sole to soul. Author Carolyn Scott Kortge, an award-winning journalist and masters racewalker, offers a wealth of easy-to-do breathing exercises, visualisations, and active affirmations that transform fitness walking into a meditative practice - of awareness, spiritual renewal, and physical vitality. 'Whatever your motivation for walking - relaxation, aerobic fitness, weight loss, a healthy heart, or interaction with nature - a spirited walk can become the first step in a spiritual journey, ' Kortge says. With humour, anecdotes, and practical advice, she shows you how to take the first step and motivates you to walk for life with an approach for fitness that puts care of the soul on equal footing with care of the body.

'If you really want to give your spiritual life a boost, let Kortge show you how the simple act of walking can take you on a trail of self-transformation to destinations inward-bound that you never knew existed. Here is a direct way to knowing yourself and a celebration of being fully alive.'
JERRY LYNCH, Ph.D., co-author of 'Working Out, Working Within'

'This is the walking book I wanted to write While so many books focus primarily on physical fitness and health, my readers tell me it's the spiritual connection walking satisfies that keeps them going.'
MAGGIE SPILNER, walking editor, 'Prevention Magazine'

Journalist CAROLYN SCOTT KORTGE holds bronze and silver meals from the USA Track and Field Association's National Masters Championships and was formerly ranked among the top five women racewalkers in her age group. As a feature writer for daily newspapers in Wisconsin, Kansas, and Oregon, she has captured numerous national awards for excellence.

Prevention's Complete Book of Walking: Everything You Need to Know to Walk Your Way to Better Health
Prevention's Complete Book of Walking
Everything You Need to Know to Walk Your Way to Better Health
Paperback      ISBN: 1579542360

Introduces techniques and workout programs designed to help walkers lose weight, increase speed and strength, and train for races without injury, and provides guidelines for selecting appropriate footwear.

Triathlon 101: Essentials for Multisport Success
Triathlon 101
Essentials for Multisport Success
Paperback      ISBN: 0880118113

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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.

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Healing Add: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the Six Types of Attention Deficit Disorder
Healing Add
The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the Six Types of Attention Deficit Disorder
Paperback      ISBN: 0425183270

A new approach to the nation's most common learning disorder identifies six types of Attention Deficit Disorder and provides guidelines for choosing the proper treatment regimen.

Relaxercise: The Easy New Way to Health and Fitness
Relaxercise
The Easy New Way to Health and Fitness
Paperback      ISBN: 0062509926

The Extraordinary Exercise ProgramBased on the Revolutionary Body-Improvement SystemDeveloped by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

With these brief (ten to thirty minutes) exercises, anyone can learn to improve their posture, flexibility, and physical comfort, and end the energy drain caused by muscular tension. This popular application of techniques -- never before available in such an easy-to-use form -- targets such key areas as the lower back, shoulders, neck, spine, eyes, feet, and jaw. Enhanced vitality and elimination of pain and stress will be yours through these thoroughly researched and patient-tested techniques that actually reprogram the neuromuscular system.

The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing: Guarding the Three Treasures
The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing
Guarding the Three Treasures
Paperback      ISBN: 1570620717

Here is the first complete manual of Chinese medicine specifically written for the layperson. Filled with illustrated exercises and recipes, this book offers a unique, integrated system of preventive health care so that now anyone can promote good health, longevity, and spiritual awareness using these traditional techniques.

Included are:

- Key concepts of Chinese medical theory
- Dozens of illustrated T'ai Chi and Chee-gung exercises
- The Chinese approach to healing common ailments
- Authentic secrets of Taoist sexual yoga
- Therapeutic food recipes and herbal tonics
- Alternative treatments for diseases such as AIDS and cancer
- Resource listings: teachers, schools, centers, stores, and mail-order suppliers
Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating & Enjoy a Balanced Relationship With Food
Eating Mindfully
How to End Mindless Eating & Enjoy a Balanced Relationship With Food
Paperback      ISBN: 1572243503

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.

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating
Seeds of Deception
Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating
Paperback      ISBN: 0972966587

Without knowing it, Americans eat genetically modified (GM) food everyday. While the food and chemical industries claim that GMO food is safe, a considerable amount of evidence shows otherwise. In Seeds of Deception, Jeffrey Smith, a former executive with the leading independent laboratory testing for GM presence in foods, documents these serious health dangers and explains how corporate influence and government collusion have been used to cover them up.

The stories Smith presents read like a mystery novel. Scientists are offered bribes or threatened; evidence is stolen; data withheld or distorted. Government scientists who complain are stripped of responsibilities or fired. The FDA even withheld information from congress after a GM food supplement killed nearly a hundred people and permanently disabled thousands. While Smith was employed by the laboratory he was not allowed to speak on the health dangers or the cover-up. No longer bound by this agreement, Smith now reveals what he knows in this groundbreaking expos .

Today, food companies sell GM foods that have not undergone safety studies. FDA scientists opposed this, but White House and industry pressure prevailed and the agency's final policy--co-authored by a former Monsanto attorney--denied the risks. The scientists' concerns were made public only after a lawsuit forced the agency to turn over internal documents.

Dan Glickman, former Secretary of Agriculture, describes the government's pro-biotech mindset: "You felt like you were almost an alien, disloyal, by trying to present an open-minded view. . . . So I pretty much spouted the rhetoric. . . . It was written into my speeches."

In Seeds of Deception Smith offers easy-to-understand descriptions of genetic engineering and explains why it can result in serious health problems. This well-documented, pivotal work will show you how to protect yourself and your family.

The Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential
The Mind Map Book
How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential
Paperback      ISBN: 0452273226
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

The potential of the human brain is phenomenal, and Tony Buzan has been a pioneer in researching that potential and helping people learn how to make the most of their brainpower. The Mind Map Book is his most important and comprehensive book on the subject. It offers exciting new ways of using and improving memory, concentration, and creativity in planning and structuring thought on all levels, in order to accelerate the ability to learn, remember, and record information.

Mind Mapping and Radiant Thinking are groundbreaking methods of accessing intelligence, developed over many years by the author, and here he provides a complete operating manual for all who want to use their brains to their fullest potential. It is a process currently used with extraordinary success by multinational corporations, leading universities, champion athletes, and outstanding artists. Featuring a range of stimulating excercises and a lavish collection of full-color photographs and original Mind Maps that illustrate the technique, it shows you precisely how to:

- Mirror and magnify your brain's pattern of perception and association in the way you learn, think, and create
- Quickly master the right way to take notes, organize a speech, a writing assignment, a report
- Join with others to pool thinking productively, memorize a mammoth amount of data, free your ideas to grow and expand constantly in depth and dimension

With 84 illustrations in full color and 44 in black and white
The Memory Cure: How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease
The Memory Cure
How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease
Paperback      ISBN: 007143366x

"Credentials don't come much loftier than Fotuhi's."

--Washington Post

"The book is a message of hope and reassurance for laymen, especially aging members of the baby-boom generation alarmed by all the attention being paid to Alzheimer's and imagining worst-case scenarios for themselves."

--Washington Times

Dr. Majid Fotuhi, one of the world's foremost experts in the field of Alzheimer's Disease and brain function, outlines a highly effective plan to guard against memory loss.