The Male Body: An Owner's Manual: The Ultimate Head-to-Toe Guide to Staying Healthy and Fit for Life

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9780875964010: The Male Body: An Owner's Manual: The Ultimate Head-to-Toe Guide to Staying Healthy and Fit for Life

Never miss a day again!

Physically strong. Mentally tough. Sexually powerful. Disease resistant. Energized. Reliable. This is how a man defines good health. And the knowledge to achieve it all is in your hands right now.

The Male Body: An Owner's Manual is the first book ever to offer all the tools and methods a man needs to live longer, stronger, healthier and wiser. The writers and editors of Men's Health Books consulted with more than 350 top experts to put together the most comprehensive guide possible for taking control of a man's health and well-being. Inside you'll find:

* A complete weight-training guide for fitness and health
* Proven methods for beating stress, fatigue and mental burnout
* Exercises, foods and lifestyle techniques for keeping every single body part healthy and injury-free
* Frank advice on improving your sexual performance
* The medical tests every man must have done, and when
* Simple ways to drastically reduce your chances of cancer or heart disease
* Surprising tricks to improve your hearing, sight, smell, sleep, even your fingertip sensitivity
* The right way to shake a hand, trim a beard, clip a nail, even pick clothes for your particular body type

Written in the style and tone of America's most popular men's magazine, and illustrated with more than 200 photos and drawings, The Male Body: An Owner's Manual by K. Winston Caine, Perry Garfinkel, and the Editors of Men's Health Books is an essential resource for any man who values his health and life.

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Men's Health magazine has created a publishing phenomenon out of what could be described as the Four Ps: penis, pump, prostate, potbelly. Almost every article in every issue of the magazine has something to do with preventing heart attack, preventing prostate cancer, preventing impotence, or reversing waistline bulges. This Owner's Manual mercifully strays beyond those four topics, to offer advice on how men can wear makeup, deal with "bashful bladder syndrome" and male breast cancer, and reverse circumcision. There's also a lot of perfectly useful information about how the body works and how to make it work better, but the esoterica is a lot more fun to read.

From Publishers Weekly:

Described in the introduction as a health book for men written "like an owner's manual for a car or computer," this valuable compilation is, however, no mere technical primer. The authors, who are Rodale writers, use the best elements from Men's Health magazine-including straight-shooting descriptions, a wry sense of humor and a high estimation of their audience's intelligence-to cover physiological systems (body as "machine"), body parts (an alphabetically arranged maintenance guide) and fitness. The first section, "Maximizing Your Machine," is a well-written guide to health topics including body shape, energy, stress, sex, sports injuries and sleep. The fitness guide suggests exercises for basic muscle groups. The heart of this volume beats in the 300-plus pages on "Body Maintenance," covering more than 95 separate parts of the male body machine. Illustrated alphabetical entries (from the Achilles tendon to wrists) fulfill its authors' intention to show men "how to use your machine properly; how to maintain it; how to troubleshoot problems." The volume offers at least two helpful hints per page and prose that's a pleasure to read. When was the last time you could say that about a transmission repair manual?
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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