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The healing power of exercise : your guide to preventing and treating diabetes, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, and more
Goldberg, Linn.
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New York : Wiley, [2000]

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v, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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LEARN HOW EXERCISE CAN . . .* Increase bone health* Offer relief for arthritis and back pain* Lower your risk of developing certain cancers* Lower high cholesterol and improve triglyceride levels* Treat heart disease* Slow (and even reverse) aging* Burn fat and build muscle* Reduce your risk of developing glaucoma* Elevate your mood and fight depression* Boost your energy levelDo you have the time to exercise 90 to 120 minutes a week (that's just 30 to 40 minutes three times a week)? If you do, medical studies indicate that you can accomplish a death-defying act. You will feel better, roll back your physiological clock, and gain more benefits than from any potion or pill ever invented. In The Healing Power of Exercise, Drs. Linn Goldberg and Diane Elliot--two of the top medical experts in the field of exercise therapy--share with everyone their vast knowledge about the medical benefits of physical exercise. This book is based on the authors' groundbreaking medical textbook, Exercise for Prevention and Treatment of Illness, which opened eyes in the medical industry to the benefits of exercise. Packed with fascinating true-life stories and engaging writing, The Healing Power of Exercise explains exactly why ""exercise is the best medicine."" The authors cover more than ten common illnesses, discussing how exercise can help prevent or treat them. They clearly show you which exercises (and how much) are right for what ails you. With fascinating and informative medical sidebars, step-by-step photos, and detailed advice, Drs. Goldberg and Elliot help you tailor your own personal exercise program and get you motivated to start on it--and stay on it. For life.

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Linn Goldberg, M.D., and Diane L. Elliot, M.D., are Professors of Medicine at the Oregon Health Sciences University

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Library Journal Review

Like Carol and Mitchell Krucoff's Healing Moves (LJ 3/15/00), this book explains how exercise can reduce your risk of certain diseases as well as alleviate symptoms. Unlike the Krucoffs, sports medicine doctors Goldberg and Elliot concentrate on what is traditionally thought of as "exercise": aerobic activities and weight training in combination. They describe in greater detail the mechanisms and effects of the diseases covered and recommend levels of aerobic activity combined with weight training for building up physical areas and releasing endorphins for mental improvement. Goldberg and Elliot are more oriented toward traditional medicine, while the Krucoffs will appeal more to holistic types. Both are good purchases for public libraries.--Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 Exercise: The Best Medicinep. 3
2 Finding Your Way to Regular Exercisep. 18
3 Exercise for Bone Healthp. 32
4 Exercise for Arthritis and Back Pain Reliefp. 51
5 Exercise to Prevent and Treat Diabetesp. 74
6 Exercise to Treat Abnormal Cholesterol Levelsp. 99
7 Exercise to Lose Weightp. 122
8 Exercise to Lower Blood Pressurep. 139
9 Exercise to Prevent and Treat Heart Diseasep. 158
10 Exercise to Slow (and Reverse) Agingp. 187
11 Exercise to Elevate Mood and Treat Anxiety and Depressionp. 203
12 Your Personal Exercise Prescriptionp. 216
Afterword: Preventing and Treating Common Exercise Problemsp. 253
Appendix 1p. 277
Appendix 2p. 278
Appendix 3p. 280
Referencesp. 281
Indexp. 293