A (Philadelphia Magazine) Top Docas case for moderation in running, cycling, skiing, and other things we do because we think our bodies are invincible. When was it decided that exercise could only be good for you? Leading neurosurgeon Dr. Steve Barrer arguesabased on his extensive career treating exercise-related injuries, a cornucopia of his own personal injuries from exercise over the years, and ample scientific dataathat we ought to change the way we think about exercise. Instead of succumbing to what Barrer calls athe cult of exercisea that follows the mantra ano pain, no gain, a how about some common sense? In a clear, friendly, and compelling voice, Barrer surveys exercise and sports that are commonly practicedayoga, soccer, skiing, runningaand informs the reader knowledgeably and conscientiously about the injuries that can result. Weave come to believe that the body can handle the abuse that comes with these sports, but it canat. Before we get carried away with the culture of excess that has been assigned to exercise, letas remember that exercise is not always good for you, and make sure we donat get the wrong idea from the model thatas been set. From the Hardcover edition.18. JackHolland, aHow Much Money Americans Spend For Gym Memberships, a coolefitness.com, November 27, 2012. ... et al.; aInjury patterns in Big Ten Conference football, a American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2004 Sep; 32(6): 1394404.
|Title||:||Exercise Will Hurt You|
|Author||:||Dr. Steve Barrer|
|Publisher||:||Seven Stories Press - 2014-10-28|