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The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise… (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Gretchen Reynolds

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Title:The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer
Authors:Gretchen Reynolds
Info:Hudson Street Press (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 288 pages
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Inspiring, with realistic exercise principals that even I can follow. ( )
  phyllis.shepherd | May 18, 2014 |
No stars because I couldn't get past the first chapter. This comment is about the AUDIOBOOK. Because of my disability about 90% of "the written word" that I partake of comes in this form. This is one of the few times in my memory that the voice of the narrator was so unpleasant for me that I had to quit. I like the topic. I enjoy contemporary popular press synopses of current "in vogue" scientific lines of inquiry. And for this topic, I think there is a lot of unproven advice that gets touted as gospel. So I wanted to hear a review of current investigations. But this voice was like nails on a chalkboard for me. Guess I will consider buying the Kindle version ...
  zoomball | Oct 19, 2013 |
very interesting and readable. ( )
  hagertyhartfeldt | Sep 1, 2013 |
A scary and inspiring book about how to exercise better, train smarter and live longer. Use it or lose it! Cutting edge scientific results bring sport science up to date. ( )
  johnm1958 | Jul 14, 2013 |
In a nutshell, do interval training. A very short period of high intensity exercise can be more beneficial than longer periods of easier exercise. There, now you don't have to read it. ( )
  wwrawson | Mar 31, 2013 |
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A cutting-edge prescription for exercise by the New York Times "Phys Ed" columnist At one point or another, nearly every person who works out wonders: Am I doing this right? Which class is best? Do I work out enough? Answering those questions and more, "The First 20 Minutes" helps both weekend warriors dedicated to their performance and readers who simply want to get and stay fit gain the most from any workout. With the latest findings about the mental and physical benefits of exercise, personal stories from scientists and laypeople alike, as well as researched-based prescriptions for readers, Gretchen Reynolds shows what kind of exercise--and how much--is necessary to stay healthy, get fit, and attain a smaller jeans size. Inspired by Reynolds's wildly popular "Phys Ed" column for "The New York Times," this book explains how exercise affects the body in distinct ways and provides the tools readers need to achieve their fitness goals, whether that's a faster 5K or staying trim.… (more)

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