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Sitting Kills, Moving Heals - by Joan Vernikos (Paperback)

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  • Your chair is killing you!
  • About the Author: Joan Vernikos, PhD, is a motivational speaker and a stress expert.
  • 150 Pages
  • Health + Wellness, Exercise


About the Book

""This groundbreaking study demonstrates how the prevalent problems of obesity, ailing health, and lack of energy can all be easily improved simply by using the power of gravity. The survey is based on the author's research into how weightlessness weakens astronauts' muscles, bones, and overall well-being, suggesting ways to incorporate gravity into everyday life and illustrating how it can increase fitness as well as prevent aging. Addressing those who spend more than half their lives sitting and therefore struggle to benefit from even the most strenuous gym workouts, this practical, easy-to-follow action plan outlines simple gravity-resisting activities such as standing, walking, and dancing, guaranteed to produce better results than diet and exercise plans""--

Book Synopsis

Your chair is killing you! A wake-up call to sedentary Americans.

This groundbreaking new medical work demonstrates how modern sedentary lifestyles contribute to poor health, obesity, and diabetes, and how health can be dramatically improved by continuous, low-intensity, movement that challenges the force of gravity. Citing her original NASA research on how weightlessness weakens astronauts' muscles, bones, and overall health, the author presents a simple and effective plan for maintaining good health throughout life by developing new lifestyle habits of frequent gravity-challenging movement. Written for everyone who spends most of their lives sitting in chairs, at desks, and in cars, this practical, easy-to-follow action plan outlines simple gravity-challenging activities such as standing up frequently, stretching, walking, and dancing that are more healthful and effective than conventional diet and exercise regimens.

Review Quotes

After reading "Sitting Kills, Moving Heals," I've decided to change my fitness routine. Bottom line: If you are seriously interested in improving your fitness and health you may benefit from reading this book. --savvyworkinggal.blogspot.com

Offers many tips on how people can increase their simple everyday movement, thereby improving their health. "Sitting Kills, Moving Heals" is a superb fitness book ... I highly recommend this book. --La Cross Tribune

A book everyone should read ... I recommend it expecially to anyone who hates exercise and needs motivation to become physically active again. The book is an easy read and easy to put into action in your own life. --Satu Hattula, bodycapable.com

What a marvelously practical book! For anyone wondering how to remain active for as long as they can without necessarily becoming an athlete, this book's for you. Highly credible ... the writing is fluid and clear as well. --whatsheread.blogspot.com

A plan that can help everyone improve their health with small, simple actions .... The beauty of Dr. Vernikos' plan is its simplicity. Easy, natural, everyday movements tat take, literally, seconds and can provide a lifetime of benefits. --East Oregonian

An easy-to-use prescription for good health. And the best part? We don't have to spend excessive hours at the gym to produce health benefits. Anyone interested in maintining health and independence will want to read this book. --Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine

NOT an exercise book, instead it contains a few simple 'activities' you can work into your everyday life. . . . Informative and helpful . . . I would recommend this book to anyone interested in finding some SIMPLE STEPS to living a healthier lifestyle. --www.BunnyCates.com

The genius of this doctor's advocated activities ... is that stirring pasta, rolling out cookie dough, and cracking nut shells for noshing all count as exercise. The book is filled with tips to create health-building movements into your day. --New York Journal of Books

Thought-provoking ... former NASA scientist Vernikos ... argues that out-of-shape Americans need to startdoing exercises that make their bodies resist the force of gravity. The good news: dancing, jumping ... and gardening all count. A compelling call to action. --Booklist

Well-written, easy-to-understand, and a fierce warning for Americans to wake up. Couch potatoes take heed! --www.vaboomer.com

About the Author

Joan Vernikos, PhD, is a motivational speaker and a stress expert. She is the former director of NASA's life sciences division and a member of the space studies board of the National Academy of Sciences. She is the author of ""The G-Connection: Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging."" She lives in Culpeper, Virginia.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.98 Inches (H) x 6.37 Inches (W) x .32 Inches (D)
Weight: .46 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 150
Genre: Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Exercise
Publisher: Quill Driver Books
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Joan Vernikos
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2011
TCIN: 13826316
UPC: 9781610350181
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-3857
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.46 pounds
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