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Sitting Kills, Moving Heals : How Simple Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death -

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Vernikos, a medical research scientist formerly associated with NASA's Life Sciences Division, describes how she discovered that weightlessness caused astronauts' bodies to degenerate in levels usually seen in elderly people and connects this to the effects of sedentary lifestyles, showing how general readers can improve their health through everyday activities that use gravity. She argues that frequent, low intensity stimuli throughout the day, every day, are better that exercising at the gym. She details research on gravity deprivation syndrome, the effects of staying in bed, and non-exercise activity, then outlines an action plan involving activities like stretching, standing up and sitting down, stairs, balance and posture, dancing, playing a musical instrument or sport, and how to convert these activities into lifelong habits. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"Harness the life-changing power of gravity! 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"--
Number of Pages: 130
Genre: Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Gravity
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Ph.D. Joan Vernikos
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2011
TCIN: 13826316
UPC: 9781610350181
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-3857
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