Cover: The 30-Minute Fitness Solution: A Four-Step Plan for Women of All Ages, from Harvard University PressCover: The 30-Minute Fitness Solution in HARDCOVER

The 30-Minute Fitness Solution

A Four-Step Plan for Women of All Ages

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$22.95 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674004795

Publication Date: 04/16/2001

Trade

304 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

50 line drawings, 60 boxes

World

Just 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise—even walking—can save your life. This is the powerful message that Dr. JoAnn Manson—of the lead investigators of both the Women’s Health Initiative and the Nurses’ Health Study—and her coauthor Patricia Amend want to send to American women.

Regardless of the barriers you may face—too busy, too tired, too “down,” or too old—with this four-step practical plan you’ll find the excuses falling away and a happier, healthier self emerging. This book offers not only state-of-the-art information from recent medical research but step-by-step instructions on how to get started and maintain a physically active lifestyle. The authors will help you choose a “core” activity that doesn’t disrupt your daily life. Then they will show you how to measure your fitness level at the start, how to monitor your progress over time, and how to reward yourself for your efforts. These four simple steps to fitness will work no matter who you are—25 or 75, harried mother or overworked professional (or both), in good health or living with a chronic disease.

The authors have included a clearly illustrated program of stretching and strength-training exercises; sensible activities for women with health concerns; an intelligent weight-loss plan; guidelines for selecting home exercise equipment and choosing a health club; and much more. With over 100 illustrations, questionnaires, and checklists, this book has everything you need to feel good, look better, and live longer, starting today—it’s all just 30 minutes away.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2002 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Writing, New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association
Common Reads: First-Year Experience [picture of open book]

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Book jacket: Vera Rubin: A Life, by Jacqueline Mitton and Simon Mitton, from Harvard University Press

Q&A with Jacqueline Mitton, coauthor of Vera Rubin: A Life

While astronomer Vera Rubin made significant contributions to our understanding of dark matter and championed the advancement of women in science, she is not that well known outside of the scientific community. HUP Executive Editor for Science, Janice Audet, spoke with Jacqueline Mitton, coauthor of Vera Rubin: A Life, about Rubin’s remarkable life and work and the writing of the book