- Improving muscular fitness
- Maintaining skeletal strength
- Increasing mental acuity
- Monitoring intestinal regularity
- And keeping up your cardiovascular fitness
Simple to comprehend, easy to use, and virtually effortless to implement in every-day life, 100 Things You Can Do to Stay Fit and Healthy is a must-have on the shelf in every home.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-11-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Douglas, a contributing editor for Runners World, goes back to basics with this compendium of simple steps to improve ones health and fitness. The books 100 key tips are sorted into five chapters, each dedicated to a different aspect of personal health. Chapter 1 offers 27rather obvioussuggestions for achieving good general health and fitness, starting with making a commitment to opt for wiser choices overall. Chapter 2 lists 16 ways to boost the cardiovascular system, including engaging in aerobic activity; consuming coffee, tea, dark chocolate, nuts, and berries; and understanding ones heart rate. Chapter 3 has 24 tasks designed to improve muscular/skeletal status, including standing while working, employing proper body alignment while driving, doing yoga, and getting adequate sleep. The 16 prescriptions in Chapter 4 cover internal and nutritional health, advising proper hydration, smart shopping and cooking, keeping a food journal, opting for food over supplements, and doing regular Kegel exercises. Chapter 5 provides 17 things to do to improve mental health, such as eschewing multitasking, engaging in mindfulness meditation, and getting light therapy in winter. More a listicle than a book, with almost nothing that isnt already familiar to its intended market, this fast browse through 100 essential actions is appropriate for an aging adult audience. (Jan.)