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Are you weary of cookie-cutter fitness plans devoid of anything you can actually use? Or programs promising great abs by Monday? Eric Heiden, M.D., and Massimo Testa, M.D., are renowned physicians who've spent their lives facing every conceivable exercise problem, helping both elite athletes and people who want to finish a 5K or achieve lower blood pressure. Part I of this book is a treasure trove filled with everything everyone should know about fitness but that even the best athletes do not, including how to start (or restart) an exercise regimen; eat before, during, and after a workout; lose weight while getting fit; treat aches and pains; diagnose fatigue; harness your thoughts; and select the activities best suited to you. Part II unveils a twelve-week fitness program, tailored to your needs, which will optimize your time, efforts, and results. Faster, Better, Stronger, named one of the top ten books of the year by Disaboom.com, is highly inspiring and fun to read, with stories from Dr. Heiden at the Olympics and from Dr. Testa about helping the world's top cyclists as well as elderly and obese patients. Doctors rarely make guarantees, but Dr. Heiden and Dr. Testa are willing to guarantee this: Everyone can get better. Including you.
The world of high-performance athletics is changing forever. Not so long ago, you could compete at the top level with hard work and a good coach, but today, it's impossible to separate the achievements of athletes from the scientists who support them. In Faster, Higher, Stronger, veteran journalist Mark McClusky brings readers behind the scenes with a new generation of athletes, coaches, and scientists whose accomplishments are changing our understanding of human physical achievement and completely redefining the limits of the human body. At the exciting new frontier of sports, science, and technology, the book explores: * The role that genes and training play * How to find hidden champions and fasttrack greatness * The truth about the 10,000 hours rule * New research on breaking through fatigue * Revolutions in data and nutrition * And how we can apply the lessons about focus, dedication, and sheer ingenuity in our own lives. Brimming with cutting-edge science and gripping anecdotes, Faster, Higher, Stronger is a fascinating, exhilarating look at how far we can push the boundaries of our bodies and minds.
Now you can write your own programs with Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET--faster, smarter, and better. Dive in--this friendly, high-energy guide makes it easy to learn exactly what you need. Use the numbered steps, code listings, and expert tips to accelerate your programming productivity--and move on to doing the cool things you want to do! Learn basic concepts, syntax, and language elements Follow easy coding techniques to build your dexterity Write and run your first Visual Basic .NET program Use built-in functions and classes or create your own Design the user interface with Windows® Forms Program Web applications using Microsoft ASP.NET Access files and databases Debug and deploy your new programs
Could Einstein be wrong and Magueijo right? Equally pressing for Magueijo, a lecturer in theoretical physics at London's Imperial College, is whether the physics editor at the preeminent science journal Nature is in fact "a first class moron" for rejecting his last paper. And did that cosmologist from Princeton steal his idea? What about all those hours wasted writing requests for funding from those "parasites," those "ex-scientists well past their prime" who dispense the monies that make contemporary science possible? Welcome to the world of career science, disclosed here in all its flawed brilliance. Magueijo's heretical idea-- that the speed of light is not constant; light traveled faster in the early universe-- challenges the most fundamental tenet of modern physics. Deceptively simple, the theory came to the author during a bad hangover one damp morning in Cambridge, England (many of the author's breakthroughs seem to arrive at unexpected moments, like while he's urinating outside a Goan bar). If true, Magueijo's Variant Speed of Light theory, or VSL, rectifies apparent inconsistencies in the Big Bang theory. Magueijo cunningly frames his journey with the stories of other famous, courageous heretics, notably Einstein himself, and one suspects an apologetics at work here. Magueijo, a 35-year-old native of Portugal, is opinionated and can seem immature and almost bratty in his diatribes against the banalities of academia or the hypocrisy and backbiting of peer review. But his science is lucidly rendered, and even his penchant for sturm und drang sheds light on the tensions felt by scientists incubating new ideas. This book shows how science is done-and so easily can be undone. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
A skinny kid from the Jamaican parish of Trelawny, Usain Bolt's life changed in August 2008 when the Olympic men's 100-meter starter pistol was followed just 9. 69 seconds later by his streak across the finish line and the first of his three gold medals was placed around his neck. In this illustrated celebration of his influences, background, and career trajectory, Bolt shares his story of growing up playing cricket and soccer, and discovering that he could run fast--very fast. He shares stories of his family, friends, and the laidback Jamaican culture, and reveals what makes him tick, where he gets his motivation, and where he takes his inspiration. He tells of the dedication and sacrifices required to get to the top, and also discusses fast food, partying, music, fast cars, and that signature lightning bolt pose.
"With a name like Zoom, how can this turtle be so slow?" Hooray! The turtle races are in town! And Michelle borrows a cute little turtle named Zoom for the event. But Michelle has a problem. Zoom is really s-l-o-w. There's no way she'll win. So, how do you train a turtle? And what do you do when she won't even come out of her shell? Michelle's about to find out!
Just ten minutes a day, three times a week, can change your health for life. Hailed as "a health revolution" by the New York Times, Michael Mosley's FastDiet--also known as the 5:2 diet--gave the world a healthy new way to lose weight through intermittent fasting. Now, Dr. Mosley addresses the essential complement to the FastDiet--FastExercise--teaming up with leading sports scientist Professor Jamie Timmons and super-fit health journalist Peta Bee to turn conventional wisdom on its head when it comes to working out. Responding to the latest research on high-intensity training (HIT), FastExercise dispenses with the practice of boring, time-consuming regimens, demonstrating that all it takes is half an hour a week to lower blood glucose levels, reduce your risk for disease, help you lose weight, and maximize your overall health. Throughout the book, the authors offer a range of workouts that take just ten minutes a day, three times a week, and can be done anytime, anywhere. Whether it's pedaling at high resistance while waiting for your kettle to boil or holding a plank during commercials, research has shown the extraordinary impact that ultra-short bursts of HIT can have, whatever your age or level of fitness. Throughout, Michael Mosley and Peta Bee break down the science behind this radically different approach to exercise and give you the tools to take advantage of the most flexible and efficient method out there. It's a practical, enjoyable way to get maximal benefits in minimal time, short and fast, something that can become a sustainable part of your routine, as instinctive as brushing your teeth. The benefits are innumerable, and the time to start is now.
When you fast, your spirit becomes uncluttered by the things of this world and amazingly sensitive to the things of God. Once you've experienced even a glimpse of this and the countless rewards and blessings that follow, it changes Your entire perspective. Jentezen Franklin gives you the keys to experiencing this kind of transformation in Fasting, one of the best and most comprehensive books available on the topic. Discover everything you need to know to unlock the power of Biblical fasting, including: The types of fasts described in the Bible and how to choose which is right for you ¦ The connection between fasting and prayer ¦ The essential components of a successful fast ¦ What to expect physically, mentally, and spiritually Experience for yourself the deeper, stronger relationship with God that only comes through prayer and fasting. Jentezen Franklin is the pastor of Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia, a congregation with 10,000 in attendance each week that has recently grown into a new location in Orange County, California. Franklin is a popular conference speaker and his nationally televised program, Kingdom Connection, is seen weekly on national and international networks. He has written several best selling books including Right People, Right Place, Right Plan. He and his wife, Cherise, have five wonderful children.
"Fasting is the body talking what the spirit yearns, what the soul longs for, and what the mind knows to be true."-- Scot McKnightChristianity has traditionally been at odds with the human body. At times in the history of the church, Christians have viewed the body and physical desires as the enemy. Now, Scot McKnight, best-selling author of The Jesus Creed , reconnects the spiritual and the physical in the ancient discipline of fasting.Inside You'll Find:In-depth biblical precedents for the practice of fasting;How to fast effectively--and safely;Different methods of fasting as practiced in the Bible;Straight talk on pitfalls, such as cheating and motivation.Join McKnight as he explores the idea of "whole-body spirituality," in which fasting plays a central role. This ancient practice, he says, doesn't make sense to most of us until we have grasped the importance of the body for our spirituality, until we can view it as a spiritual response to a sacred moment. Fasting--simple, primitive, and ancient--still demonstrates a whole person's earnest need and hunger for the presence of God, just as it has in the lives of God's people throughout history.The Ancient PracticesThere is a hunger in every human heart for connection, primitive and raw, to God. To satisfy it, many are beginning to explore traditional spiritual disciplines used for centuries . . . everything from fixed-hour prayer to fasting to sincere observance of the Sabbath. Compelling and readable, the Ancient Practices series is for every spiritual sojourner, for every Christian seeker who wants more.
Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Islamic festival of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr suitable for even the youngest child. Follow a family as they fast each day, go to the mosque on the Night of Power, and enjoy a delicious feast.
This book explores eating disorders, providing both a social history of Anorexia and scientific case studies
Fourteen-year-old Jimmy Kelly is Fat Boy Fat, the largest kid in his Scottish community, who's made to feel useless at everything. Only his family knows he's a whiz in the kitchen, and Jimmy is determined to keep it that way.
"I'm fully capable of taking my own dignity. But no one else is going to take it."Gabe is having a tough week. Normally the funny kid at the lunch table, he's on edge from trying to kick his soda addiction and ditch his long-standing nickname, "Chunk." So when news breaks that his beloved marching band camp has been cancelled due to lack of funding, he's furious. What makes him even madder? The school's vending machine money--which had previous been collected by the band--is now sponsoring the new cheer squad.The war is ON. And Gabe is leading the charge. No one will be safe from the Geekers' odd brand of wrath: not the principal, the band teacher, the local newspaper, and certainly not the cheerleaders and their jock boyfriends. Like the saying goes, it isn't over until the fat boy sings...
Do you ever obsess about whether to order dessert, buy those pricey sandals, or be totally honest on a third date? If so, then you are already acquainted with the fear of being fat, broke & lonely. If only we could eat less, get paid better, and be more outgoing. Only it's not that simple. Our endless quest to be fit, flush, and partnered (no matter where we fall on the scale) inevitably makes us feel fat, broke & lonely. The symptoms are anxiety, shame, and fear, and the diagnosis is feeling miserable about ourselves. We have two choices: give up, convinced that this is just a lifelong, losing battle, or go toe-to-toe with our negative self-image and take back our lives. Real-life anecdotes, practical strategies, and a touch of sass make this revolutionary five-step plan a must-read. First, Moran helps us discover the root of the symptoms. Then we learn how to break up with fat, broke & lonely for good. And finally, we learn how to hook up with the life of our dreams--and who doesn't want that?
With guaranteed weight-loss of three kilos (seven lbs) a week without feeling hungry, Fat-burner Foods provides a safe and realistic way to diet successfully. The diet guarantees satisfactory weight reduction whilst also including all the essential food groups, simultaneously banning hunger and boosting energy levels. With a comprehensive four day eating plan and a range of easy-to-prepare, adaptable recipes, Fat-burner Foods provides a dietary plan that helps establish healthier eating and ensures the weight stays off.
Camp! Freedom, first kisses, summer fun. . . but not at Camp Calliope, a prison camp for the overweight. That's where Cam Phillips' parents have shipped her off to eat controlled portions, endure rigorous exercise, and sleep in a bunk full of girls who'd rather exchange recipes than ghost stories and gossip. Except for one cool girl from Texas, Faith Masters-who's normal enough to help her stay sane and temporarily replace her best friend, Evie. And then there's Jesse-the only thing close enough to drool-worthy on the camp's menu. Cam can totally relate to him, since his basketball-coach Dad sounds a lot like her perfectly thin, successful Mom. It looks like for the next eight weeks, only the issues (and not the food) on Cam's plate will be supersized.
Kids of all sizes think about being fat or thin or in between. This book is about kids sent to camp to lose weight. Could you go to a camp where the sugarless syrup on the one pancake you get tastes like mouthwash? The camp is in Mountainburg. Home of fortune-telling chickens, the infamous Tator Family, and Camp Noo Yoo. Yes, Camp Noo Yoo, where frantic parents send their pudgy little darlings in hopes that a diet of shredded carrots with raisins will turn them into pre-adolescent fashion plates. Or at least help them shed a few of those socially unacceptable extra pounds. Fed up with the jeering and abuse at Camp Noo Yoo, Ralph and Sylvia Nebula and their new friend, Mavis Goldfarb, hop a bus back home to Pokooksie. There, they seek revenge. Revenge on their parents. Revenge on Dr. Frizzbender, founder of Anti-Fat Day. And revenge on Richard "Dick" Tator, the overweight and overbearing owner of Camp Noo Yoo. Enter the world of Pinkwater, where size is not an obstacle, but a source of strength, and where your favorite poison, be it a Twinkie, a Krispy Kreme doughnut, or a banana split, is always at arms reach. This book may have the shortest chapters in history. There are 62 chapters in 89 pages. Chapter 15 is only 10 words long. Chapter 55 is so short that it's completely missing. Read this book with someone you love--and treat yourself to cookies and milk while you're at it.
You are what you eat. . . . Cat smart, sassy, and funny but thin, she's not. Until her class science project. That's when she winds up doing an experiment on herself. Before she knows it, Cat is living and eating like the hominids, our earliest human ancestors. True, no chips or TV is a bummer and no car is a pain, but healthful eating and walking everywhere do have their benefits. As the pounds drop off, the guys pile on. All this newfound male attention is enough to drive a girl crazy! If only she weren't too busy hating Matt McKinney to notice. . . . This funny and thoughtful novel explores how girls feel about their bodies, and the ways they can best take care of their most precious resource: themselves. From the Hardcover edition.
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! When she's not dreaming up irresistible dessert bars for her Minneapolis treatery, Bar None, Charity "Chase" Oliver is running after her cat, Quincy--a tubby tabby with a gift for sniffing out edibles. But what happens when this cat burglar leads Chase to the scene of a real crime? The jig is up for Chase's adorable plus-size cat, Quincy. His new vet says "diet"--that means no more cherry cheesecake bars. From now on he gets low-calorie kibble only. But one taste of the stuff is all it takes to drive him in search of better things. Quincy's escape is the last thing Chase needs after the nasty run-in she has with underhanded business rival Gabe Naughtly. Chase tracks Quincy down in a neighbor's kitchen, where he's devouring a meatloaf, unaware of the much more serious crime he's stumbled upon. Gabe's corpse is lying on the kitchen floor, and when Chase is discovered at the murder scene, she becomes suspect number one. Now, with a little help from her friends--both human and feline--she'll have to catch the real killer or wind up behind bars that aren't so sweet. Includes recipes for people and cats!
A children's story of a fat cat, a rat, a bat, a hat and their dilemma of getting the fat cat on a mat.
Marty Louise finds a blind stray cat and worries that her mother will not let her keep him.
Judi, a middle schooler, starts a 3 month diary as part of her English class requirements. She decides she is too fat and tries various ways of losing weight. She often writes about the skinniest girl in 8th grade, Nancy Pratt, whom she looks up to. Later, Nancy teaches her about bingeing and purging, which Judi soon follows. Judi loses control over her developing eating disorder, but just as Nancy is taken to a residential treatment facility for girls with eating disorders, Judi confesses all to a teacher, then her mother, and starts therapy. Written in a compelling diary format, this is an excellent book for young teens with some good lessons thrown in. Things Judi learns: she wasn't any happier at 120 pounds than at 127, her problems actually became worse, covering up her behaviors became increasingly harder for her and her guilt grew. Bookshare has a number of books about eating disorders.
The difference between the wrath of God and the wrath of your mother is that eventually God forgives you. Finley Anderson Tanner just landed a quaint new cottage on posh Palm Beach. Not bad for an underachieving, sample-sale-shopping paralegal -- until she finds the place in shambles. She should have known better than to accept her overbearing mother's offer to sell her a house unseen at a bargain-basement mortgage rate. Good-bye Rolex dreams. At this rate, she'll be shopping designer outlets forever. When Finley discovers a skeleton in her new closet, right where her Jimmy Choos should be, a total home renovation is the least of her worries. Sure, she knows how to catch a crook, but when a girl's sandwiched between sexy P.I. Liam McGarrity and her hot new boss, defense attorney Tony Caprelli, she can only be headed for commitment. To an institution. With her fabulous (but slightly more successful) friends to keep her sane and her interfering mother out of town, Finley vows to get this bad guy -- and decorate her new house -- even if she has to pay full price.
Plus-size Maggie O'Leary is America's Anti-Diet Sweetheart. Her informed column about the pitfalls of dieting is the one sane voice crying out against the dietocracy. She is perfectly happy with who she is and the life she leads. Until she gets the chance to spend some quality time with Hollywood's hottest star. Maggie knows she can't exactly show up looking like...well, herself. So she swallows her words and vows to become the skinniest fat advocate Tinseltown has ever seen.Swearing her trusted assistant to silence, Maggie embarks on a "secret" makeover. From showdowns with her boss, who is convinced his star columnist is losing her edge-er, girth-to run-ins with her closest male friend, the trip through the famed red door of beauty is anything but graceful. But despite her doubts about abandoning the comfortable life she's known-not to mention deceiving legions of loyal readers who still think of her as their champion, L.A.-bound Maggie is hell-bent on getting her just "desserts"!Bursting with wit, insight and humor, Deborah Blumenthal's Fat Chance is a guilt-free pleasure that is good to the last page!
New York Times Bestseller Robert Lustig's 90-minute YouTube video #147;Sugar: The Bitter Truth", has been viewed more than three million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove #147;a calorie is NOT a calorie", and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.
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