The Physiology Storybook: An Owner's Manual for the Human Body, 2nd edition

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Learn the secrets of exercise and the marvels of the human body in Marla Richmond's second edition of The Physiology Storybook: An Owner's Manual for the Human Body. Like the popular first edition, this book contains memorable and entertaining illustrations to increase the reader's understanding for exercise and nutrition science concepts. The second edition incorporates new research available since the publication of the first edition in 2000. Exercise is not just about weight control. It is about disease prevention and total well being. It helps the spirit bloom and the mind flow at its best. This book is for anyone and everyone desiring to live a healthier, better balanced, and happier life. Richmond's explanations and illustrations are fun and clear; her language is gentle; her message is strong. There is no other book like it!

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Marla Richmond, M.S., is an exercise physiologist, author, international presenter, and expert resource for media. A practicing professional for 18 years, she provides education, leadership, guidance, and comprehensive exercise prescriptions for both apparently healthy individuals and for those with diseases. Richmond is acclaimed world-wide as one of the most innovative teachers of her time. An artist as well as an exercise scientist, Richmond uses original creative illustrations to present complex exercise and nutrition concepts to readers of all ages and knowledge bases. On the shelves of university and hospital libraries throughout the world, The Physiology Storybook, 2nd edition, will be used Spring of 2006 by first-year medical students at Northwestern University Medical School to build a foundation in exercise physiology. Her Physiology Storybooks have been on the recommended reading list of PBS Teachers Source for grades 9-12 since 2000. In addition to serving as an expert fitness consultant and author of a monthly newsletter for Northwestern University, Richmond serves on the Education Committee of the Medical Fitness Association, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association. She is the Health and Fitness section editor of a university physical education newsletter and writes for numerous health and fitness organizations and journals. She is available as a consultant, educator and presenter.

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Of all of my mentors, Richmond is the leader in making complex concepts easy to understand and apply. --Wayne L. Westcott, PhD. Research Dirctor of the South Shore YMCA, Quincy Massachusetts and author of 20 Fitness books, February 2006

As a professor and wellness educator, it is a pleasure to find a resource of this quality and magnitude. --Mary Sanders, PhD. Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Reno, Nevada, February 2006

The Physiology Storybook is a key foundational resource for all allied health professionals, and students of exercise science. --Cedric X. Bryant, PhD. Chief Exercise Physiologist for the Amercian Council on Exercise, february 2006

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