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Fit for Over 40 for Dummies


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Introduction. PART I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: So, You Want to Get Fit. Chapter 2: Oh, My Aching Bones: What Happens When the Body Ages. Chapter 3: Finding Out How Fit You Are Now. Chapter 4: The Lifetime Benefits of Being Physically Fit. Chapter 5: Eating for Fitness and Health. PART II: Exploring Your Options. Chapter 6: The Big Three: Aerobic, Anaerobic, and Stretching Exercises. Chapter 7: The Skinny on Exercise Machines. Chapter 8: Exploring the Gym Jungle. Chapter 9: Staying Fit at Work. Chapter 10: Home Sweet Gym: Buying Exercise Equipment. PART III: Exercising for Life. Chapter 11: First Things First: Getting a Good Night's Sleep. Chapter 12: Gearing Up: Exercise Clothing. Chapter 13: Finding Shoes for a Foot Over 40. Chapter 14: Getting Ready to Work Out: Warm-up Exercises. Chapter 15: Stretching: The Overlooked Foundation of Fitness. Chapter 16: Working Your Upper Body. Chapter 17: Working Your Legs and Lower Torso. Chapter 18: Oh, the Pain: Avoiding Injuries. Chapter 19: Keeping Your Cool: Drinking Fluids and Slowing Down. PART IV: Expanding Your Repertoire. Chapter 20: How Your Favorite Sports and Activities Fit into Your Fitness Program. Chapter 21: Not Talking 'bout My Generation: New Fitness Activities. Chapter 22: Unique Ways to Work Out. Chapter 23: Massage: A Healthy Indulgence. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: Ten Great Things That Exercise Can Do for You. Chapter 25: Ten Great Quotes about Exercise. Chapter 26: Ten Extreme -- and Not-So-Extreme -- Sports to Try. Chapter 27: Ten Popular Magazines -- and Some Great Web Sites, Too. Chapter 28: Ten Great Motivating Movies. Index. Book Registration Information.

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Betsy Nagelsen McCormack has won three U.S. Open Women's Masters Doubles titles as well as the Wimbledon 35 and Over Ladies' Invitation Doubles crown. Mike Yorkey is a veteran writer and editor.

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