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Age-Defying Fitness

Making the Most of Your Body for the Rest of Your Life

by Marilyn Moffat & Carole B. Lewis

Growing older does not mean accepting diminished fitness.

There is no doubt that our bodies change with age. But many of the problems attributed to inevitable age-related changes are, in fact, not inevitable and are often lifestyle-induced and reversible. Two of the nation’s top physical therapists show how to assess fitness levels and create a specific profile to achieve optimum physical health.

Marilyn Moffat and Carole B. Lewis explain how to overcome the aches, stiffness, and unsteadiness in muscles and joints. Using their simple, self-administered tests, you can assess your level of physical performance in five critical domains: posture, balance, strength, flexibility, and endurance. You can also develop a personal profile according to the results of these tests. Easy-to-follow strengthening and stretching exercises accompany a Thera-Band ® resistive exercise band. More than a simple how-to book, Age-Defying Fitness encourages you to take responsibility for your physical well-being, and offers an easy everyday approach to achieving better health.

To purchase a Thera-Band ® individually, please contact The Hygenic Corporation at their toll-free number: 1 (800) 321-2135.

Format: Paperback
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-333-7
Publication Date: 9/30/2006
Page Count: 288
Size: 7″x 9″
Language: English
Themes: Health, Self-Help
Includes Thera-Band ®

Reviews

“In their recently published book, Age-Defying Fitness, two prominent physical therapists, Marilyn Moffat of New York University and Carole Lewis of Washington, provide the ingredients to help you make the most of your body for the rest of your life.” ―Jane Brody, The New York Times

“Excellent, easy-to-understand guidance for baby boomers looking to assess their level of physical fitness… A great resource for determining one’s fitness level and custom-tailoring a program: highly recommended” ―Library Journal

“If you are an aging baby-boomer, chances are good you will fail this book’s quick quiz assessing your overall physical health. Read on and you may soon earn a passing grade.” ―Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Marilyn Moffat, PT, PhD, an internationally recognized leader in the field of physical therapy, is a professor of physical therapy at New York University and has also been in private practice for almost forty years. She lives in New York.

Meet the Author

Carole B. Lewis, PT, PhD, is founder and owner of a large physical therapy practice in Washington, DC. She serves on the medical faculty of George Washington University. Lewis has published numerous textbooks and articles in the field of aging. She lives in Maryland.