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Strong Women Stay Young
Miriam E. Nelson
055338077X
Jan 2000
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
The sad truth of all exercise programs is that you have to follow them to get results. This one is no different, but its well-designed, progressive strength-training promises the fountain of youth in two 40-minute sessions a week. An extravagant claim? Yes. But many women, especially those between age 40 and 80, can achieve certain measures of youth: denser bones, better balance and flexibility, more strength and energy than women years younger. The guidelines in Strong Women Stay Young are backed with solid--though small--studies and thorough explanations of how aging changes your body. Authors Miriam E. Nelson and Sarah Wernick include clear charts, instructions, and exercise illustrations featuring women who carry extra pounds and years gracefully. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Strong Women, Strong Bones: Everything You Need to Know to Prevent, Treat, and Beat Osteoporosis
Miriam E. Nelson
0399526560
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The Strong Women have done it again. First Strong Women Stay Young broke new ground by showing women how strength training--exercising with weights or against resistance--can delay the signs of aging. Then Strong Women Stay Slim showed women how strength training could keep the pounds off. Now Strong Women, Strong Bones teaches women how to prevent and treat osteoporosis through exercise (strength training, weight-bearing aerobic exercise, stretching, and balance) and nutrition. Tufts University researcher Miriam Nelson and award- winning health writer Sarah Wernick again team up to bring you the latest science, translated to reader-friendly language and practical application. You learn how osteoporosis works, your personal risk factors, and exactly what to eat and what exercises to do to keep your bones strong. These...


The Strong Women's Journal: A 52-Week Planner to Help You: Reach Nutritional and Fitness Goals, Stay Motivated, and Track Progress
Miriam E. Nelson
0399529284
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
How many reps? How much calcium? How many calories? How many miles? A perfect companion to the bestselling Strong Women books, this 52-week journal allows readers to keep track of progress, goals, and daily exercise and eating patterns, as well as thoughts and feelings along the way. More than a journal, this book incorporates highlights from the entire Strong Women series and includes:

€ A clear step-by-step plan to shape up and feel great
€ Scientifically-based dietary tips
€ Aerobic and strength-training exercises
€ Inspirational quotes and success stories
€ Charts for keeping track of various health and fitness information, including medical visits and test results
€ A place for writing down thoughts and feelings
€ Ways to track the seasonal ebb...


Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis: The Scientifically Proven Program That Allows People with Arthritis to Take Charge of Their Disease
Miriam E. Nelson
0399528563
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Exercise, particularly strength training, can restore function and reduce the pain of arthritis, as Tufts research scientists have discovered. In Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis, the team of researchers, headed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., presents a home exercise program based on a study of 46 people with severe osteoarthritis of the knee. In four months, the group--who exercised in their homes with easy-to-find equipment--reported 43 percent less pain, 44 percent improved function, and 71 percent increased muscle strength.

The 16-week exercise program starts with a daily half-hour of core exercises and adds intensity and additional exercises after the first month. The program combines strength, aerobic, and flexibility exercises, with the main focus on strength training. You'll need dumbbells, ankle weights, and an...



Strong Women, Strong Hearts: Proven Strategies Tailored Specifically for Women
Miriam E. Nelson
0399532374
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The latest in the bestselling Strong Women series, addressing a major (and often misunderstood) women's health issue.

Women's health authority Miriam E. Nelson and renowned heart expert Alice H. Lichtenstein present an essential resource-and easy-to-follow program-designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

About the Author
Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Director of the Center for Physical Fitness at Tufts University. Her research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc., D.SC., the Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science Policy at the Friedman School at Tufts.

LAWRENCE...


Strong Women Stay Young
Miriam E. Nelson
0553588737
December 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
The sad truth of all exercise programs is that you have to follow them to get results. This one is no different, but its well-designed, progressive strength-training promises the fountain of youth in two 40-minute sessions a week. An extravagant claim? Yes. But many women, especially those between age 40 and 80, can achieve certain measures of youth: denser bones, better balance and flexibility, more strength and energy than women years younger. The guidelines in Strong Women Stay Young are backed with solid--though small--studies and thorough explanations of how aging changes your body. Authors Miriam E. Nelson and Sarah Wernick include clear charts, instructions, and exercise illustrations featuring women who carry extra pounds and years gracefully. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Strong Women Eat Well
Miriam E. Nelson
0399527826
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
A new book by Miriam Nelson, author of Strong Women Stay Young, Strong Women Stay Slim, and Strong Women, Strong Bones, is always cause for celebration. This time, the Tufts University researcher who taught strength training to women of all ages tackles nutrition--especially demystifying the science behind it. What foods improve health and prevent disease? What is the truth behind whether we should or shouldn't eat fat? Sugar? How do we choose among the 40,000 food items sold in the average supermarket? What about the tenets of bestselling diet books (which Nelson points out are usually by authors without nutrition credentials)? Government dietary guidelines? Nelson, with her able cowriter Judy Knipe, explains simply the truth about your dietary needs: water, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, calcium, protein. She...


Strong Women Stay Slim
Miriam E. Nelson
0553379453
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
From the bestselling author of Strong Women Stay Young comes a metabolism-boosting plan that's completely hype-free. The basis of this book is simple: because muscle is metabolically active and fat is not, when you increase your muscle mass, you're able to burn more calories, even when at rest. The author, an assistant professor at Tufts University's prestigious School of Nutrition Science and Policy, has shown that of a group of women who followed a special weight-loss diet, those who also did weight-training exercises lost 44 percent more fat than the other women and increased their overall metabolic rates by up to 15 percent.

Nelson's plan is especially effective for women looking to drop postpregnancy weight. The book includes tests to determine your fitness level, injury-preventing stretches, dumbbell exercises that...



Strong Women, Strong Hearts
Miriam E. Nelson
0399152873
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the distinguished author of the Strong Women health series comes an important book for any woman who wants to take charge of her heart health.

Heart disease kills more women than men each year, yet it is still mistakenly thought of as a "man's disease." In this comprehensive and practical guide, top women's health expert and author Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., teams up with heart expert Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc., to present up-to-date advice on diet, exercise, weight loss, stress reduction, and other key strategies tailored specifically for women.

With self-evaluations, checklists, exercises, recipes, and other practical information, as well as the latest research findings, this empowering book will help readers assess their risks, understand their options, and make important changes to...


Strong Women, Strong Bones
Miriam E. Nelson
0399532498
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The groundbreaking guide to understanding and combating osteoporosis-more than 100,000 copies sold in its original edition.

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