Strong Women And Men Beat Arthritis  -     By: Miriam E. Nelson Ph.D., Kristin Baker Ph.D., Ronenn Roubenoff M.D., Lawrence Lindner M.A.
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Strong Women And Men Beat Arthritis

Perigee Books / 2001 / Paperback

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In Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis, a team of researchers, headed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., presents a home exercise program based on a study of 46 people with severe osteoarthritis of the knee. In four months, the group--who exercised in their homes with easy-to-find equipment--reported 43 percent less pain, 44 percent improved function, and 71 percent increased muscle strength. The program includes a nutritional plan to reduce stiffness and inflammation, emphasizing water, fruits, vegetables, and the right fatty acid ratios. The authors also discuss medications (they work best in combination with exercise and nutrition) and sort through alternative treatments. This title is highly recommended for arthritis sufferers who want to improve their quality of life.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Perigee Books
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 0.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0399528563
ISBN-13: 9780399528569

Publisher's Description

The New York Times bestselling author of Strong Women Eat Well and fellow Tufts University scientists present a simple plan that has been proven to reduce the pain and immobility caused by arthritis…

 

Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis shows the direct connection between a strength-training program you can do at home and the reduction—and even prevention—of arthritis symptoms. No other research study using an exercise program has ever showed the results that the Tufts study achieved: a 43% reduction in pain, a 44% improvement in physical function, and a 71% improvement in strength. This book offers all the tools you need—and more:

 

·         An exercise program designed specifically to protect the joints and relieve stiffness and soreness

·         A scientifically based eating plan to reduce inflammation and pain

·         A hands-on guide to the latest medications

·         The real story on complementary therapies—which ones work? Which ones don’t?

·        ...

Author Bio

Lawrence Lindner, M.A., pens the monthly "Eating Right" column.

Lawrence Lindner, M.A., pens the monthly "Eating Right" column.

Editorial Reviews

“Can you beat arthritis? Yes. With fundamentally sound advice and a program offered by real experts in the field…Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis should be in the hands of people struggling with arthritis—and also in the hands of their doctors.”—Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D., Medical Correspondent, ABC News

 

“As an athlete who has had injuries, I am concerned about my muscles and joints. This is a program that is easy to follow. Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis provides the tools and motivation to keep my joints healthy as I grow older.”—Pam Shriver, Tennis Champion

 

“This clearly written self-care manual by Nelson…and her colleagues… should be a boon to arthritis sufferers…Extremely helpful.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“Clear, practical, and scientifically-based advice to allow people to take control of their arthritis.”—John H. Klippel, M.D., Medical Director, Arthritis Foundation

 

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