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Inhaltsangabe: In this authoritative, easy-to-read book, Glenn Gaesser, an exercise physiologist, challenges the conventional wisdom that excess body fat poses a danger to health. He explains that it is the fat in your diet -- not your weight -- that is harmful, and presents scientific evidence of the benefits of body fat.
In addition, Gaesser presents a "20/20 program" for achieving optimal health and metabolic fitness through 20 minutes of daily moderate exercise and a complex-carbohydrate eating plan.
Review: If you've ever looked at height-weight tables in your doctor's office or calculated your body-mass index from a formula in a fitness magazine, and realized that you're technically overweight, this book is for you. Not only does it expose the highly flawed methodology used to calculate those ideals, it also argues that you can be fit at any weight. In fact, the author asserts, being heavier is actually better for you in some ways: statistically, you have a better chance of living a longer life if you're both active and on the heavy side. But there's the rub: being heavy in itself is no virtue. Exercise and healthful eating are still the keys to vitality and longevity. It's just that weight control has been unrealistically foisted upon us by the insurance and fashion industries, making us miserably concerned with girth when there's often no need for worry.
Buchbeschreibung Gürze Books, 2002. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Akzeptabel. 320 Seiten 18722 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 431. Artikel-Nr. 26074