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Ultimate fitness : the quest for truth about exercise and health

Author: Gina Bari Kolata
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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People who love exercise as much as they value truth will adore Kolata's fascinating journey into the fads, fictions and genuine innovations that have defined the world of physical fitness.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gina Bari Kolata
ISBN: 0312423225 9780312423223
OCLC Number: 55140558
Description: 292 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Less is more, or is it --
2. History repeats itself --
3. How much is enough --
4. Maximum heart rates and fat-burning zones --
5. Training lore --
6. Athlete's world --
7. Mount Everest --
8. Is there a runner's high --
9. Sculpting the body beautiful --
10. Fitness business --
Epilogue : the truth about exercise.
Responsibility: Gina Kolata.
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"Fascinating...challenges many prevailing fitness assumptions."--Eric Schlosser, "The New York Times Book Review" "An appealing hybrid: authoritative reporting enhanced with snatches of Read more...

 
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