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Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-94899-6
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432 pages
November 2010
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Introduction.

Part I: Getting Your Butt off the Couch.

Chapter 1: Establishing Your Plan of Attack.

Chapter 2: Testing Your Fitness.

Chapter 3: Watching What You Eat: Nutrition Basics.

Chapter 4: Educating Yourself.

Chapter 5: This Doesn't Have to Happen to You: Avoiding Common Injuries.

Part II: Going Cardio.

Chapter 6: Cardio Crash Course: Getting the Right Intensity.

Chapter 7: Creating a Cardio Program.

Chapter 8: Using Cardio Machines.

Chapter 9: Exercising Outdoors.

Part III: Building Muscle and Strengthening Bone.

Chapter 10: Why You’ve Gotta Lift Weights.

Chapter 11: Your Muscles: Love 'Em or Lose 'Em.

Chapter 12: Demystifying Strength Equipment.

Chapter 13: Designing a Strength-Training Program.

Part IV: Limbering Up with Flexibility, Balance, and Mind-Body Exercise.

Chapter 14: Flexibility Training: Getting the Scoop on Stretching.

Chapter 15: Finding Your Balance.

Chapter 16: All about Yoga.

Chapter 17: Getting the Lowdown on Pilates.

Part V: Getting Fit in Health Clubs and Home Gyms.

Chapter 18: Choosing and Using a Gym.

Chapter 19: Designing Your Home Gym.

Chapter 20: Hiring a Trainer.

Chapter 21: Choosing an Exercise Class or Digital Workout.

Part VI: Exercising for All Ages and Stages.

Chapter 22: Fit Pregnancy: Exercising for Two.

Chapter 23: Getting Kids Fit.

Chapter 24: Staying Active as You Age.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Ten Great Reasons to Break a Sweat.

Chapter 26: Ten Fantastic Fitness Investments.

Index.

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