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Anatomy of Exercise For 50+: A Trainer's Guide to Staying Fit Over Fifty
Liebman, Hollis Lance
A new addition to the best-selling series, for the burgeoning over 50 population. Studies abound confirming what we all know: use it or lose it. Exercise of any kind has a profound positive effect on health, longevity, disease prevention and a sense of well-being. The exercises in Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ will support good health at any age, but for those over fifty they can help in the prevention of age-related problems like joint mobility, balance and fatigue, as well as medical conditions like heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis and Alzheimer's. Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ follows the successful format of the "Anatomy of" books - Anatomy of Exercise, Anatomy of Muscle Building, Anatomy of Yoga - which have together sold more than 100,000 copies. Their revolutionary approach is the combination of photographs and lifelike anatomical drawings that reveal in colorful detail exactly which muscles are engaged and benefitting from each exercise. The book's organization allows the user to approach the exercise according to his or her needs or by the type of exercise. The contents are: Introduction: Staying Fit at Any Age Full-Body Anatomy Warm-Ups Stretches Upper-Body Exercises Core Strengthening Exercises Core Stabilizing Exercises Healthy Back Exercises Lower-Body Exercises Yoga-Based Exercises Swiss Ball Exercises. Those who want to take control of their health (at whatever age), fitness trainers, physiotherapists, and activity managers in community care facilities, retirement homes and nursing homes will find Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ an instructive and practical resource.
Anatomy 101: From Muscles and Bones to Organs and Systems, Your Guide to How the Human Body Works (Adams 101)
An all-in-one guide to the human body!Anatomy 101 offers an exciting look into the inner workings of the human body. Too often, textbooks turn the fascinating systems, processes, and figures of anatomy into tedious discourse that even Leonardo Da Vinci would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a compelling lesson in anatomy. Covering every aspect of anatomical development and physiology, each chapter details the different parts of the human body, how systems are formed, and disorders that could disrupt bodily functions. You'll unravel the mysteries of anatomy with unique, accessible elements like:• Detailed charts of each system in the body• Illustrations of cross sections• Unique profiles of the most influential figures in medical historyFrom cell chemistry to the respiratory system, Anatomy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining facts that you can't get anywhere else!
Secrets of the Human Body
Van Tullekin, Chris
We may think we know the human body -- heart, lungs, brain and bones -- but it's time we think again. The human body is full of extraordinary mysteries that science is only just beginning to understand. This exciting book -- packed front to back with color photographs and illustrations, clear text, cut-away drawings, fascinating facts, stories of the latest and most exciting medical discoveries -- turns our knowledge of the human body on its head. It leads us through all of the revelations revealed by the latest technology and the stories of everyday miracles.
Everything You Know About the Human Body Is Wrong (Everything You Know Is Wrong)
Think you know the truth about your body? With wit and humor, popular science writer Matt Brown is here to separate fact from fiction, and solve the mysteries surrounding this most fascinating of subjects.Does giving kids sugar make them hyperactive? Is there such a thing as being double-jointed? And is it actually dangerous to swim after eating? Covering everything from pseudoscience to recent research, Everything You Know About the Human Body Is Wrong debunks the myths we’ve all taken for granted since childhood. Written by Matt Brown in his trademark humorous style, this book tells you the truth about bodily blunders, medical misquotes, curious cures, and more!
Finn, Gabrielle M. (Edt)
From your heart to your brain, this book is the quickest way to understand the structures and systems that are you. Whether you're a medical student, an artist, a body worker, or simply want to know what your doctor is talking about when he mentions your humerus, this is the fastest and most efficient way to get under your own skin. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained in just two pages, 300 words, and one picture, offering you an instant diagnosis of how your body works. Including timelines, glossaries, and quick biographies of medical pioneers, its the perfect introduction to how the body works. The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart, explained in just two pages that are easily digested in only half a minute.
The Secret Life of the Brain: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Mind
Unlock the power of the mind with this thought-provoking guide.The Secret Life of the Brain gives a fascinating insight into human consciousness. Discover the wonders of memory and intelligence, the mystery of dreams and emotions and much more.Taking in all the most exciting discoveries made by neuroscientists, this book explores how the parts work in concert as the interface between our internal and external worlds, and what happens if any part of the system goes wrong.
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