Whether you're a beginner who doesn't know a barbell from a chocolate bar, a fitness junkie looking to expand your knowledge on weight training, or you're recovering from an injury and need to rebuild strength, this book is for you. Find out how to use exercise machines and weights at the gym and design a workout to do at home.
Know your way around a gym — learn all the weight lifting lingo, equipment and etiquette
Help control your weight — raise your basal metabolism and burn fat, not muscle, while eating right
Keep your bones healthy — maintain bone density and reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis
Track your progress — use a daily workout log to track your journey from soft to strong
Stay motivated — try a blend of machines, free weights, balls, bands and classes to keep your workout interesting
Improve your heart health — work your heart and lungs with aerobic exercise to complement your strength training
Exercise safely — follow step-by-step instructions on how to train without hurting yourself
Mix up your weight training — improve your balance and coordination with yoga and Pilates moves
Open the book and find:
More than 150 weight training exercises with photos
The latest in equipment, including free weights and machines
The best moves for working your core
Information on toning and strengthening without bulking up
How to find a fitness trainer
The latest exercise DVDs to hire, buy or download
The lowdown on exercise deals and duds
Current data on nutritional supplements
Customise a safe and effective exercise program to suit your lifestyle
Use free weights, kettlebells andmore to target specific areas
Complement your workout withPilates and yoga
Balance your diet to fuel your workout
Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the latest information and advice for properly shaping, conditioning, and strengthening your body to enhance overall fitness and health. With the help of fitness professionals Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent, you'll learn to set and achieve realistic fitness goals without expensive fitness club fees!Achieve motivation and social support from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook Take advantage of digital resources such as e-exercising programs, video instructors, digital training systems, apps, and more Gives you the latest tips and methods to test your own fitness level, set realistic goals, stick with your program, and get great results Shows you how to spot where fat is sneaking into your diet Get the most out of high-tech exercise machines and equipment, plus tips for using dumbbells or a simple jump rope to achieve results Offers step-by-step instructions on creating a home gym on a budget
Featuring all-new informative fitness photos and illustrations, this revised edition of Fitness For Dummies is all you need to get on track to a healthy new body!
Fitness Walking For Dummies is for anyone who wants to start an exercise program but may not have the knowledge or motivation to do it. If you're already a walking fanatic, you'll find out how to become a better fitness walker. This easy-to-understand guide is also for those who are on track toLose weight Decrease blood pressure Control cholesterol Relieve stress Prevent heart disease Deal with depression
Explore what it takes to begin an exercise program by setting goals, choosing shoes, and considering nutrition to optimize your workout. Fitness Walking For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:Warm-up and cool-down routines Strength training The four levels of walking: Lifestyle, Fitness, High-Energy, Walk-Run Weight-training routines and stretches that add variety Buying and using a treadmill Age, pregnancy, and walking with your dog Dealing with pain and injuries
Like 67 million other people in the United States who log over 201 million miles a year, you want to take advantage of all of the great things a regular walking program can do for you. Whether your goal is to improve your health or your appearance, lose weight, get stronger, feel good about yourself, or all of the above, walking can help you get to where you want to go. This book can help you do that by showing you everything you need to know about starting and maintaining a walking program.
The Thin In 10 Weight-Loss Plan proves once and for all that you have time to work out. Getting fit, feeling good, and losing weight doesn't mean laboring for hours in a gym or spending hundreds of dollars on bulky high-tech equipment.
High- and low-intensity fat-burning and muscle-building exercises, along with healthful, easy (and quick) recipes, numerous tips and tricks to burning more calories throughout the day make this the essential fitness and weight-loss kit!
This edition does not contain the bonus DVD video that's included with the paperback version of the book.
For millions of Americans, migraine headaches are a debilitating part of every day. As top neurologists specializing in headache pain at Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Faulkner Hospital in Boston, Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH, and Paul Rizzoli, MD, are at the forefront of new research related to migraine management and treatment. In THE MIGRAINE SOLUTION, they'll provide clear, current, reliable information to meet the unmet needs of the headache patient, while also clarifying some of the 'myths' of headache management. Along with Liz Neporent, seasoned health journalist and lifetime migraine sufferer, they will provide readers with all of the guidance they need to alleviate their migraines for good, including:
- Understanding migraine triggers
- Self-evaluation questionnaires and symptom-trackers
- Cheat sheets, wallet cards, and migraine logs
- Over-the-counter vs. prescription drug treatment
- Herbal/vitamin treatment and complementary/alternative medicine
- Lifestyle treatments including diet, exercise, sleep, and meditation
- Emergency pain management
- Special circumstances: women and children
- Essential Harvard resources and FAQs