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Great Shape - First Fitness Guide for Large Women (Paperback)
Great Shape - First Fitness Guide for Large Women (Paperback): Pat Lyons, Debby Burgard
Great Shape - First Fitness Guide for Large Women (Paperback): Pat Lyons, Debby Burgard

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Pat Lyons, Debby Burgard

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A detailed exercise guide for large women that promotes the sheer fun of physical activity rather than weight loss. Although the goal of this book - to get large women to exercise - is an admirable one, the authors' contention that it's healthy to be seriously overweight is certain to cause controversy in the medical establishment. Lyons and Burgard believe that since diets usually don't work, large people should learn to accept and enjoy their bodies the way they are. Moreover, fatness doesn't have to mean flabbiness and lack of strength. In their words, "fat and fit are not mutually exclusive terms." Although these assertions will appeal to those who despair of ever reaching their ideal weight, they ignore known health risks associated with obesity, including hypertension, diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. When the authors get to the exercise part of their program, they are on safer ground. Their descriptions of various sports and forms of exercise - softball, skiing, walking, bicycling, etc. - are often lyrical, and should entice even sedentary women to get moving. A real boost: many of the aerobic dance steps and calisthenic routines have been modified so that heavier women can perform them without risk of injury to bone or muscle. Encouragement and precise exercise instructions, but with some debatable premises. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Imprint: Bull Publishing Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 1990
Authors: Pat Lyons • Debby Burgard
Dimensions: 230 x 180 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
ISBN-13: 978-0-923521-01-1
Barcode: 9780923521011
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LSN: 0-923521-01-1

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