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  • Copyright: 2012-01-17
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Taking control of your health and well-being is a necessary and personal journey. From teens and parents fighting obesity in America, to aging baby boomers refusing to go quietly into the dark night' ;everyone can stay fit, healthy, and active for many years to come! This book lays out a sensible and holistic road map that makes health and fitness an ingrained part of your lifestyle, and an easy-to-achieve goal for both men and women at any age. For more than three decades, Dr. Maffetone has been treating and advising patients, coaching athletes, lecturing worldwide, and writing books about the importance of self-health care. Topics covered in his latest book include how to make healthy dietary choices, obtain the best nutrition from real food, avoid illness and disease, and learn to listen to your body. Also learn the dangers of common dietary supplements, fat-burning exercise for weight loss, reducing stress, controlling inflammation, having a healthy and fulfilling sex life, and much more. Maffetone expertly guides the reader step by step through each topic and provides simple health surveys to help you better understand how the body works and what to safely do if a problem or symptom arises during your fitness or dietary regimen.

Author Biography

Dr. Philip Maffetone is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, clinician, and author in the field of nutrition, exercise and sports medicine, stress management, and biofeedback. He was named coach of the year by Thathlete Magazine and honored by Inside Triathlon magazine as one of the top twenty most influential people in endurance sports worldwide. He is the author of more than a dozen books on sports, fitness, and health, including The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Choose Your Food Wisely
Eating the Right Foods Will Improve Your Health and Give You More Energyp. 14
Carbohydrate Intolerance and the Two-Week Test: Learning How to Move Past Low Energy, Fatigue, and Weight Gainp. 28
Carbohydrate Foods: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Harmfulp. 47
Ignore the Big Fat Lie: Why Having the Right Balance of Fats in Your Diet Will Significantly Improve Your Healthp. 67
Chronic Inflammation: What You Can Safely Do to Eliminate Itp. 84
The Power of Protein: Are You Eating Enough?p. 92
Eat Your Vegetables and Fruits: Understanding the Importance of Phytonutrients and Truly Going "Organic"p. 112
Water: The Body s Most Important Nutrientp. 141
Dietary Supplements: What You Don't Know Will Hurt Youp. 152
The Sun and Vitamin D: Why You Need Both to Stay Healthyp. 174
Make Life a Moveable Feast with Healthy Eating, Snacking, and Cookingp. 184
The Healthiest Diet: Follow Your Own Nutritional Intuitionp. 199
Physical Health and Fitness
Understanding the Foundation of Fitness: Your Aerobic and Anaerobic Systemsp. 212
Heart Rate Training: Applying the Basic Principles of Aerobic Fitnessp. 241
The Hidden Dangers of Stretchingp. 262
The Feet Are Your Body's Foundationp. 274
Footwear Made Simple: Finding the Right Pair of Shoes Is a Key Step to Better Healthp. 302
Every Runner Is Different: The Intimate Relationship Between Footwear and Gait, and What You Can Do to Improve Bothp. 320
Stress and Hormones: How They Affect Your Overall Health and Fitnessp. 342
Getting to Know Your Brain: Diet, Physical Activity, and Lifestyle All Play Important Rolesp. 360
Your Muscles: Keeping Them in Balance to Prevent Aches, Pains, and Even Serious Injuriesp. 381
The Gut: Your Gastrointestinal Tract Is the Gateway to Good Healthp. 406
Stopping Cancer Through Prevention and a Healthy Lifestylep. 427
Healthy Heart: Cardiovascular Disease Is Preventablep. 448
Healthy Sex: For as Long as You Wantp. 468
Finding a Health Care Practitionerp. 485
How to Age Gracefully: It's Much Easier Than You Thinkp. 496
Healthy Meal Ideasp. 509
Indexp. 525
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