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Modern medicine's typical response to back pain is often surgery or strong painkillers, yet this conventional medicine is unable to eradicate the pain completely. Not only that, but the countless, often contradictory training and therapy approaches, wrong schools of thought about back problems, and empty healing promises of alternative medicine often lead a person afflicted with back pain on an almost endless journey of confusion and despair. These people need search no longer. This book will answer the questions: Where do the problems really come from, and what is the best way to alleviate the pain? Using his EFFORTLESS method, Ramin Waraghai aids readers in deciding which activities will help them personally achieve sustainable back health. With this method, the reader will address: * Exercises * Favorite activities * Fuel (nutrition) * Optimizing environment * Reason (for pain) * Treatment * Load management * Ergonomics * Social support * Stress management By following the EFFORTLESS system, the reader is guaranteed to achieve a strong, healthy, and pain-free back!
The Little Book of Yoga is an inspiring introduction to everything you need to enhance your life using Yoga. Whether you're new to the practice or have been mastering flows for longer, this portable guide reinforces the tenants of the physical, mental and spiritual practices that yoga embodies. Containing all of the information you need, The Little Book of Yoga outlines the different kinds of yoga, the benefits derived from practising and busting the silly myths that surround it. Distilled in bite-size, digestible sections, you can expect to learn how to achieve mobility and to improve the body's ability to cope with common ailments through this form of exercise, as well as how this regime can lead to spiritual development and enlightenment.
A crash course on how the standard western diet is killing us and the simple steps you can take to improve your health. Dr. Mark Linder has examined the research and the news is bad. Obesity has skyrocketed, with nearly half of us measuring as obese. The incidence of type-2 diabetes has exploded by more than 200 percent since 1980, while heart disease and stroke has nearly doubled in the same timeframe. Worse, the interventions we've been using for the past 40 years are not working. In this no-holds-barred book, Dr. Mark Linder gives readers the straight goods on why our heath is spiralling out of control and what we can do about it. It is not a magic pill, a complicated array of supplements or a pile of cleverly marketed health products. No, it is a simple two-step process. Step 1: stop eating processed carbohydrates; Step 2: stop eating vegetable oil. That's it. Eat Sh*t and Die gives readers a crash course in nutrition as it relates directly to health. There's no wishy-washy pseudoscience here. Instead, Dr. Linder, in his trademark off-the-cuff style, goes deep on macronutrient metabolism, explaining exactly what happens inside your body when you load in carbs, fats and proteins. Heavily illustrated and easy to follow, Dr. Linder's book draws a straight line from our diets to disease. The explanation and solution to the problem are so simple, and in Eat Sh*t and Die, seeing is believing. Here are some of the medical facts that you'll discover in this eyeopening volume: Saturated fat is good for you; Eating foods high in cholesterol is not bad for you; When you eat carbohydrates, your body releases insulin. Among its many functions, insulin triggers your body to store fat (for future energy) but also does not allow your body to burn fat for energy. So, consistently triggering insulin release by eating carbohydrates perpetually imprisons your fat; Insulin resistance is the best indicator of future diabetes; Consuming seed oils (vegetable oils) is likely putting us at risk for heart attacks and strokes. And much, much more! If you are concerned about your health (or someone else's), would like to lose weight, feel more energized or are simply interested in understanding what goes on inside your body when you eat, Eat Sh*t and Die is the no-nonsense book for you.
Jennifer Aniston. Kate Beckinsale. Helen Hunt. Brooke Shields. In addition to their fame, these actresses share something else in common: they owe their enviable silhouettes to fitness expert and celebrity yoga instructor Mandy Ingber.In Yogalosophy (R) , Ingber,one of the most sought-after fitness and wellness advisors in Los Angeles,offers up a unique 28-day plan to help readers achieve healthier bodies and happier minds. Building on the concepts offered in Ingber's popular Yogalosophy (R) DVD, this handbook provides an accessible program of proven workouts and eating guidelines designed to tone and strengthen the entire body, inside and out. In addition to recipes and detailed body-sculpting workouts (which combine yoga postures with a wide range of other effective exercises), Ingber also offers up wise insights and thought-provoking anecdotes in each chapter, encouraging readers to establish a healthier, more life-embracing mindset. Full of girlfriend-y wisdom, Yogalosophy (R) is a realistic, flexible, daily plan that will help readers transform their minds, their bodies, and their lives.
The ultimate 'one stop' guide to using this bestselling piece of equipment - not just in the gym but at home too. Practical and easily accessible, The Total Gym Ball Workout is perfect for the fitness enthusiast or fitness professional who wants to lightly improve their knowledge and heavily improve the range of exercises they can use in their training. Tried and tested exercises are accompanied by clear photos and illustrations presented in a modern and logical way. The Total Gym Ball Workout is brimming with ideas for using this popular piece of fitness equipment. Packed with clear and easy to use exercises, this how-to reference book also provides adaptations of basic and advanced exercises making it ideal for anyone who wants to get the most out of their fitness gear. - Each exercise idea is organised by fitness level and includes follow-up and extension ideas. - Written in a jargon-free and concise style, this book is light on the science and background, heavy on practicality.
Vital Breath of the Dao is a fully illustrated guide to the historical background, practical application, underlying principles and techniques of Qigong, a way of physical and spiritual cultivation, and a way of life. Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong is a uniquely potent practice designed to bolster health and deepen spiritual connection to universal energy. Lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu uses story-telling and a wealth of practical examples to introduce this powerful 24-movement Qigong form, which combines the traditions of ancient shamanism, Confucianism, Daoism, classical Chinese medicine, and the martial arts. An excellent introduction for Qigong beginners, the book will also be of interest to experienced practitioners, students of classical Chinese Medicine and anyone interested in Classical Chinese culture and anthropology.