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Kathy Smith's Lift Weights to Lose Weight

Kathy Smith's Lift Weights to Lose Weight Smith believes in the power of consistent, progressive exercise with free weights and weight-lifting machines to counteract the muscle loss and slower metabolism that naturally come with age and typically cause the pounds to pile on. Her 12-week "mini commitment" eases newcomers into a comprehensive program of weight lifting and sensible eating, and includes weekly checklists for tracking workouts and meals.

Fit and Fabulous After 40 : A 5-Part Program for Turning Back the Clock

Fit and Fabulous After 40 : A 5-Part Program for Turning Back the Clock Austin shows us how to "turn back the clock" with exercise, diet, health, and a positive outlook.  Her dietary suggestions emphasize a balance and she describes 10 "nutritional powerhouses" that have been shown to have anti-aging benefits, such as soy, blueberries, oatmeal, and flaxseed, with tips for including more of these in your diet.
The Living Principal: Looking and Feeling Your Best at Every Age The Living Principal: Looking and Feeling Your Best at Every Age by Victoria Principal
Jumpstart : The 21 Day Plan to Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Increase Your Energy and Enthusiasm for Life Jumpstart: The 21 Day Plan to Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Increase Your Energy and Enthusiasm for Life by Denise Austin   With her ESPN show--the highest rated television fitness program for ten years -- and 22 exercise videos, Denise Austin has inspired people across America. Now Austin brings her winning style to "JumpStart", a complete program for feeling and looking better in almost no time at all.
 
Look Great Naked : Slim Down, Shape Up and Tone Your Trouble Zones in Just 15 Minutes a Day Look Great Naked : Slim Down, Shape Up and Tone Your Trouble Zones in Just 15 Minutes a Day by Brad Schoenfeld  In this illustrated guide, Schoenfeld helps women target body trouble spots and stay fit for life. Look Great Naked explains and illustrates the author's acclaimed High Energy Fitness system of training that gives every woman the ability to improve her appearance-and overall fitness. Both informational and inspirational, Look Great Naked provides cutting-edge advice to help a woman reach her physical potential. Also included are healthful recipes of top fitness models.  Best of all, Look Great Naked results can be achieved with only 15 minutes of exercise a day.
The Business Plan for the Body: Crunch the Numbers for successful Weight Loss The Business Plan for the Body: Crunch the Numbers for successful Weight Loss Manage Your Metabolism by Eating the Right Way -- Invest in the Only Workout You'll Ever Need ~ by Jim Karas  The Plan TV journalist Diane Sawyer used.
Dr. Atkin's Age-Defying Diet Dr. Atkin's Age-Defying Diet by Robert C. Atkins M.D.   World-renowned medical expert Dr. Robert C. Atkins has shown millions how to lose weight and keep it off, eating the foods they like without being hungry. Now he presents a revolutionary program to give you a longer, better, healthier life.  This new plan is not just a diet, it's an easy-to-stay-with regimen that combines nutrition and vita-nutrient supplements into a unique, age-defying program. 
 
The Men's Health Hard Body Plan : The Ultimate 12-Week Program for Burning Fat and Building Muscle The Men's Health Hard Body Plan : The Ultimate 12-Week Program for Burning Fat and Building Muscle Editor Larry Keller The dynamic program combines weightlifting and diet to give men the best body possible in 12 weeks. Positioned to attract both readers interested in weight loss and those interested in building muscle, the Hard Body Plan incorporates a 3-tiered program applicable to any fitness level.  Whether the reader's goal is to specifically build muscle or to lose weight, the program can be tailored to fit.
 
The Firefighter's Workout Book : The 30 Minute a Day Train-for-Life Program for Men and Women The Firefighter's Workout Book : The 30 Minute a Day Train-for-Life Program for Men and Women by Michael Stefano The demands of being a firefighter can be quite high. Firefighters are called upon to perform at peak capacity under the most arduous conditions.  New York City fire captain and personal trainer Michael Stefano has come to the rescue with a  thirty-minute-a-day, train-for-life program that's worked for New York City firefighters.  It's a real-life approach to a very common problem: staying in good physical condition with a minimal amount of time and with available equipment.
Lose Your Love Handles : A 3-Step Program to Streamline Your Waist in 30 Days Lose Your Love Handles : A 3-Step Program to Streamline Your Waist in 30 Days             
Choose to Lose Weight-Loss Plan for Men : A Take-Control Program for Men With Guts to Lose by Ron & Nancy Goor  A fitness and nutrition plan specifically for men. Studies show that there are more than 40 million overweight men in the United States. The Choose to Lose Weight-Loss Plan for Men provides all the information necessary to create a clear, quantitative "fat budget." No gimmicks, no fluff.  In addition, there is an entire section devoted to aerobic exercise, stretching, and weight training, to take maximum advantage of the fat-burning potential of the male body. This is not a fad diet but a sustainable, even enjoyable way of life for today's man.
Essential Abs : An Intense 6-Week Program (The Men's Health Peak Conditioning Guides) Essential Abs : An Intense 6-Week Program (The Men's Health Peak Conditioning Guides) by Kurt Brungardt 
The Ultimate Fit or Fat : Get in Shape and Stay in Shape With America's Best-Loved and Most Effective Fitness Teacher The Ultimate Fit or Fat : Get in Shape and Stay in Shape With America's Best-Loved and Most Effective Fitness Teacher by Covert Bailey  This classic exercise manual has been totally rewritten and revised.  Weightlifting, whose fat-burning potential is only now becoming fully understood, plays a large role in Bailey's new program which stresses what he calls "the 4 food groups" of exercise: aerobics, cross-training, wind sprints, and weightlifting.
 
The Pilates Body : The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening, and Toning Your Body--Without Machines The Pilates Body : The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening, and Toning Your Body--Without Machines by Brooke Siler  The Pilates« method may be today's hottest exercise, but it has been endorsed by physicians for almost a century -- the ultimate mind-body exercise for anyone who wants to tone, streamline, and realign their body without the bulked-up results of more conventional workout methods.  With step-by-step instructions, the reader is guided through the complete circuit of mat exercises, each of which is clearly illustrated by photographs, line drawings, and unique visualization exercises.
 
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Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health by B.K.S. Iyenger, the world's leading teacher of yoga. More than just a form of exercise yoga is a holistic experience that benefits the body, mind, and spirit. Designed for every level of ability, age, and physical condition there are clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions explaining how to perform each yoga posture correctly, while a unique 360-degree view of the final pose shows exactly how to position each part of the body. Special sections introduce: innovative use of props for beginners or the less flexible & sequences to treat or prevent a wide range of ailments.
 
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