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The 30-Minute Fitness Solution

A Four-Step Plan for Women of All Ages

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674004795

Publication Date: 04/16/2001


304 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

50 line drawings, 60 boxes


Manson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Amend, a fitness writer, present four steps that even the busiest women can follow to make exercise and enjoyable, daily habit.—Samantha Gust, Library Journal

JoAnn Manson, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has collaborated with journalist Patricia Amend to write what is really a handbook that is designed to help women get back in shape. The heart of the book is a four-step program that provides the impetus and the means to exercise… The four-step program is also designed to build lasting momentum for those who buy this book and take the first step. It includes illustrated weight-bearing exercises and stretches, and charts for tracking progress. This direct, supportive approach to exercise might be just as effective for some as the personal fitness trainer.—Rae Francoeur, The Salem News

Dr. JoAnn Manson is a distinguished clinician and scientist who has made many important discoveries regarding the health benefits of a fit and active way of life. Dr. Manson and Patricia Amend have now translated the results of their work and that of other leading investigators into a practical guide for women who wish to increase their physical activity and improve their fitness and health. The recommendations in this text are based on sound science, and if followed will provide important health benefits.—Steven N. Blair, Director of Research, The Cooper Institute

This is a great guide for women. For too long the emphasis has been on disease and treatment when we should be concentration on prevention. Every woman at every age should be able to use this guide to devise a beneficial exercise program for themselves.—Phyllis Greenberger, Executive Director, Society for Women’s Health Research

A clear, immensely helpful guide for physical fitness co-written by JoAnn Manson, one of the nation’s most respected experts in women’s health.—Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP, Director, Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia

Finally, a book that not only discusses the 30-minute fitness solution, but also talks about various health issues that women face or may face in the future. JoAnn Manson and Patricia Amend are truly Champions of Women’s Health.—Patricia Schroeder, U.S. House Representative for the State of Colorado, 1973–1997

Awards & Accolades

  • 2002 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Writing, New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association
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