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Strong Women Stay Young

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  170 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Turn back the clock in just two at-home sessions per week!

Based on results published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, this scientifically proven strength-training program:

* Replaces fat with muscle
* Reverses bone loss
* Improves energy and balance

What are the years doing to your body?

* Have you lost strength?
* Does a busy day leave you worn out?
* Must you
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1997)
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I'll be in the gym tomorrow! This book gives a broad overview of the strength training for women. It begins with the benefits, including improved muscle tone, strengthening bones and teeth, benefits for the heart, balance, reducing arthritis, depression, high blood pressure and fibromyalgia. There were sections on choosing equipment, a gym and a trainer. Eight specific exercises and a chart for a recommended progression of goals gave clear guidelines. The five stages of change clarified the step ...more
Amy Greenblatt
I'm a big fan of this series and have learned something from each of them that I'm able to use in my fitness routine. It's very motivating to find out what you like to do is good for you, and becoming strong is one of the best ways I've found to deal with stress, release muscle tension and protect my body.

I do want to share a caution I have for two of the exercises - the knee extension and the upward row (sometimes called "upright row"). If you have any knee or shoulder issues these particular
This is a well-written book that I think all women should read to understand the importance of muscle and how it affects bone retention or loss. Even further, it shows how easy it can be to maintain your muscle as you age or are going through depleting illnesses (like adrenal fatigue--that's why I picked up the book). The research is excellent, the writing is clear, inviting, and enjoyable, the exercises make perfect sense. Now I just need to get started!
This book is geared towards older women (like post-menopausal women), but I felt like a winner for getting the lessons early! It has a lot of explanation about bone loss and weight-lifting, which convinced me to try lifting for the first time in my life, and I LOVE IT! I am so much stronger than I've ever been--I actually have muscles on my spaghetti arms now! It's fun to track my progress, too. I highly recommend this book to all women, any age.
When rating an exercise/health building book, I ask myself several questions. Is the plan based upon scientific study? Does that study apply to someone of my physical traits and do I want to achieve similar health goals? Did the group that became fitter in the study maintain that fitness years later? Is the program safe for me and are safety issues addressed? Is the plan clearly defined? Is the time and money commitment going to work for me? Is there an easy method to track one’s progress? Is ea ...more
Good ideas I'm sure...but can I be self -motivating?
As someone who is fascinated with physical fitness and staying fit into my old age, this book was right up my alley. It convinced me that strength training is important and I will start a strength training program. I skipped much of the book, since I already know so much about fitness. I gave the book a four, since I already knew so much of the material. It would be a five if you were a newby to fitness.
This scientifically proven strength-training program:

Replaces fat with muscle
Reverses bone loss
Improves energy and balanceRevised--new streamlined program!

The scientifically proven strength-training program that turns back the clock for women aged 35 and up--from the famed research labs of Tufts University

Not a great work of literature, but it had the info I was looking for on a simple strength training workout designed for women of a certain age. Not that I'm any certain age.... It's aim is to prevent loss of muscle mass and bone density and to protect joints.
Lynn Pribus
An excellent book. I have used Miriam Nelson as an expert resource for several articles on wellness. She's great and the book is very inspiring.
Really good strength training program for anyone! It was field tested in a seniors home but can be adjusted to wherever you are at.
Catherine  Mustread
This had good and useful information (at the time) as well as the exercise program. Look for something newer now though.
Aug 23, 2007 Karen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I have been doing the weight lifting exersizes in this book since 1999 so that I don't turn into jello when I'm 100+.
Linda Hartlaub
A medically sound book on making your body fit and firm. Started the program and feeling better already.
Cynthia Eversole
Good self-improvement guidance as we age to work against osteoarthritis and other natural aging symptoms
Carolyn S
Lots of words, but the picture shows you what to do!!
Kathy Beck
This was a good book that showed me new ways to stay young.
Can change your life. I love the exercise program!
Good book, lots of useful information for women.
Helpful at-home or at-the-gym program.
A beginner's strength training book.
Good, no nonsense advice.
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