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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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Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth About Exercise and Health, Gina Kolata, science reporter for The New York Times, takes a fascinating journey into the fads, fictions, and genuine innovations that have defined the world of physical fitness. From weight lifting for men and women in the early days, to jogging in the 1970s, cycling in the 1980s, aerobics in the 1990s, and now Spinning, Kolata explains the science  Read more...
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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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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.  Read more...

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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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