The Healthy Body Handbook

The Healthy Body Handbook

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A healthy, strong body is essential to the enjoyment of life. The Healthy Body Handbook was written for all those who place great emphasis on living life fully. It will help you understand the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system of the human body, and is written in language easily understood by the layperson, with numerous illustrations. This knowledge will enable you to be proactive about your health, make positive lifestyle choices, prevent injuries, and participate fully in the healing of injuries - especially those that are sports-related. The authors include detailed advice regarding various exercises and the appropriate regimen for stretching and strengthening, both of which are essential to warding off age-related problems. The body sends out warning signals of impending overuse and the resultant potential for injury. In this book you will learn to listen to these signals, evaluate them, and make healthy decisions. The book also incudes information about the remedies and procedures physicians are likely to recommend after injury or illness. A healthy body also supports a healthy intellectual and emotional life. As the great American naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, qMethinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.qA Total Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries David Saidoff PT , Stuart C. Apfel MD. motion. By incorrectly leading with the elbow on the backhand stroke, the racket lags behind the elbow and then picks up speed as it moves in to meet the ball. The racket ... HIGH STRING TENSION: Tight strings are often recommended for their superior ability to strike a ball farther and faster. Howeveranbsp;...

Title:The Healthy Body Handbook
Author:Stuart C. Apfel, MD, David C Saidoff, PT
Publisher:Demos Medical Publishing - 2004-12-01


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