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Best books for a complete fitness and wellness plan

Being fit and healthy means taking care of all aspects of wellness. That includes strength training, stretching, mobility, diet, and hormones. If one part is missing, others could be affected. Here are books to help guide your way to a well-rounded fitness and wellness plan.

 

Total Body Beautiful: Secrets to Looking and Feeling Your Best After Age 35

Secrets for maintaining mind and body health as you age

Total Body Beautiful -Total Body Beautiful provides women age 35 and older with practical, research-backed advice for physical, mental, and emotional health. Advice on staying healthy through the aging process along with strength and mind–body exercises and workouts will help women understand how to feel their best at any age.

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Ageless Intensity

Slow down the aging process with high-intensity workouts

Ageless Intensity - Ageless Intensity offers a research-backed perspective on how high-intensity exercise can minimize physiological effects of aging. Learn how to structure workouts to maximize results from working out hard, boost benefits to combat the aging process, and lower risk of injury with recovery and mobility efforts.

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Stretching Anatomy

Proven stretches to supplement training and enhance recovery

Stretching Anatomy - Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition, is a visual guide to stretches for improving range of motion, muscular strength, stamina, posture, and flexibility. It includes full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles and surrounding structures engaged.

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Strength Training for All Body Types

Design training programs to match a client's specific body type

Strength Training for All Body Types - Strength Training for All Body Types details how to adapt exercises to account for different joint angles, bone lengths, and overall body structure. It explains how different bodies manage various exercises and how to optimize training outcomes by modifying strength and program design.

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Kettlebell Training

Your ideal solution for strength, endurance, and sport performance

Kettlebell Training - Packed with almost 100 basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises, Kettlebell Training, Second Edition, provides complete coverage on getting started with kettlebells, creating customized sport-specific routines, and conditioning the whole body.

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Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman

Yoga is for every body

Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman - Larger women can experience freedom, comfort, strength, and mobility in their bodies through the practice of yoga. Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman provides instructions for safely performing 43 poses in a variety of seated, kneeling, standing, reclined, and restorative positions.

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Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman

Become a stronger and more capable version of yourself

Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman - Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman explains how plus-size women can get started with strength training and reach progressive goals. It shows how to make exercises and workouts more effective for larger bodies, and it includes sample workouts to put the exercises together.

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High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes

Fuel smart for better recovery, consistent training, and improved overall health

High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes -  High-Performance Nutrition for Masters Athletes is the essential guide for Masters athletes seeking to better understand their changing nutritional needs and apply effective fueling strategies for sport, fitness, and athletic pursuits. It is ideal for athletes as well as dietitians, coaches, and other professionals who work with athletes over age 35.

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Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths

Break down diet myths and learn the facts

Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths - Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths offers practical, evidence-based guidance on choosing the right diet plan to effectively and safely lose excess weight and keep it off. Sample meal plans from a registered dietitian and a comparison of pros and cons of popular diet trends will help you make lasting lifestyle changes.

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The Physiology of Yoga

Explore the physiology of yoga

The Physiology of Yoga - The Physiology of Yoga is an evidence-based look at how yoga influences the body’s systems and positively affects health and well-being. Discover how to evaluate common claims about yoga and decide what works best for your body. Explore meditations, breathing exercises, and asanas as part of your mindful movement practice.

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Yoga for Runners

Gain mobility and reduce running injuries with yoga

Yoga for Runners - Yoga for Runners offers dozens of specific poses exclusively intended for runners to strengthen their muscles, improve mobility, and reduce the risk of injury. Step-by-step instructions, photos, and 13 sequences make this a practical, easy-to-follow training guide that will produce results.

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Functional Training Anatomy

Train to improve functional performance in sport and everyday life

Functional Training Anatomy - Functional Training Anatomy covers all aspects of how to build a purposeful, effective, and efficient training program that develops the power, strength, stability, and functional mobility needed to support the body’s demands in athletic performance and daily living.

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