Lifefit: An Effective Exercise Program for Optimal Health and a Longer Life

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9780873224291: Lifefit: An Effective Exercise Program for Optimal Health and a Longer Life
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Discusses the health benefits of exercise, and suggests a program designed with the goal of lifelong fitness

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Science recently has begun to show us that most of the consequences of aging are really the consequences of inactivity. Sure, exercise won't add collagen to your skin, but it will keep your bones and muscles strong and healthy, and add years to your life--quality years. Ralph Paffenbarger, an epidemiologist with three university affiliations, crunches the numbers from the landmark College Alumni Health Study (it followed Harvard University and Pennsylvania State University graduates for nearly four decades). He concludes that burning an extra 2,000 calories a week in physical activity is enough to reap a life that's about 25 percent longer than a sedentary existence would produce. The book also shows you highly doable ways to reach that number.

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"Ralph brings to life the true secrets of good health and longevity. We may have all thought we knew what was good for us, but only through Ralph's pioneering efforts can we take it to the bank for ourselves and our families."

Dr. Bob Arnot CBS Evening News

"An active lifestyle does not mean you have to be a marathon runner. This book gives you the why, how, and what-to-do to go from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one. Life is movement!"

Grete Waitz Nine-time New York Marathon winner

"A comprehensive, lucid, and realistic program for qualitative longevity."

Neil Feineman, Editor Prime Health and Fitness magazine

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Paffenbarger, Ralph S., Jr.; Olsen, Eric
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