Understanding Fitness: How Exercise Fuels Health and Fights Disease

Dr. Silver teams up with Christopher Morin (founder, American Fitness Testing Association), and they invited colleagues who are experts in various diseases to write about how exercise affects health.  This book is easy to read, but is packed with research on exercise.  The impressive cadre of experts offers a detailed overview of the history of exercise in health and explains how different types of exercise work physiologically to keep us healthy and to prevent or treat disease.  Exercises for specific conditions from arthritis to cancer to fibromyalgia are included.

This book explains:

  • Benefits of strength training and cardiovascular exercise
  • Myths about flexibility exercises
  • Specifics of how exercise may impact different diseases
  • Future directions for research on exercise

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