The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer
A cutting-edge prescription for exercise by the New York Times “Phys Ed” columnist At one point or another, nearly every person who works out wonders: Am I doing this right? Which class is best? Do I work out enough? Answering those questions and more, The First 20 Minutes helps both weekend... show more
A cutting-edge prescription for exercise by the New York Times “Phys Ed” columnist At one point or another, nearly every person who works out wonders: Am I doing this right? Which class is best? Do I work out enough? Answering those questions and more, The First 20 Minutes helps both weekend warriors dedicated to their performance and readers who simply want to get and stay fit gain the most from any workout. With the latest findings about the mental and physical benefits of exercise, personal stories from scientists and laypeople alike, as well as researched-based prescriptions for readers, Gretchen Reynolds shows what kind of exercise—and how much—is necessary to stay healthy, get fit, and attain a smaller jeans size. Inspired by Reynolds's wildly popular “Phys Ed” column for The New York Times, this book explains how exercise affects the body in distinct ways and provides the tools readers need to achieve their fitness goals, whether that's a faster 5K or staying trim.
Publish date: April 26th 2012
Publisher: Hudson Street Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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I think this is one of those books you have to actually read as opposed to listen to. There's so much information (including equations for things like finding your max heart rate) that unless you're sitting there with pen and paper and writing down the pertinent facts, you're going to miss something...
Whether you've never exercised in your life or you're a professional, competitive sportsperson this is a must read. Exercise helps depression, reduces the negative effects of stress, anxiety, and anger, encouraging a calmer and happier disposition, and makes you smarter from better blood flow to the...
There were two main messages I got from this book:1. Exercise is really good for you in almost every way. Except when it isn't.2. You should pretty much do what feels right.An engaging overview of recent studies in exercise science, this isn't the how-to book the title suggest; it doesn't give preci...
We were doing so well right up until the chapter about how activity and fitness level is more important than thinness, that thinness can't actually tell you anything about a person's activity level or health, but being fat is still bad, so you should probably stop that, even though exercise probably...