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The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ...
by Joseph Alton M.D.

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

August 04, 2015

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<b><i>The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for any Disaster</i> is the new abridged version of the bestselling book <i>The Survival Medicine Handbook</i>.</b><br /><br />This unique medical book is meant to enable the average person to handle injuries and illness in situations in which modern medical facilities and professionals aren’t available due to a disaster.<br /><br />This book is written by America’s top medical preparedness experts: Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP. Their mission: to put a medically prepared person in every family for when medical help is not on the way. Using decades of medical experience, they address, in plain language, dozens of medical issues associated with surviving disasters and epidemics. The Altons also discuss the medical supplies needed to become a medical asset to your family and community as well as alternative and natural strategies for when pharmaceuticals aren’t available.<br /><br />Most medical books will send you to the doctor or hospital when an emergency happens. <i>The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide</i> assumes what might actually happen—that the average person could be left without medical help in a disaster. With this unique book, you’ll have a head start on keeping your family healthy in times of trouble.
The Posture Pain Fix: How to Fix Your Back, Neck and Other Postur...
by Rosalind Ferry

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<h2>Relief for Your Ravaged Body</h2><p>Are you looking for relief from recurring neck and back pain? If you’re tired of masking chronic aches and nagging discomfort with pills and other treatments that offer only short-term relief, <em>The Posture Pain Fix</em> will show you exactly how to relieve your pain, ease your stress and recharge your spirit... for the long term.</p><p><strong>Different Results Require the Right Approach</strong></p><p>Author and physiotherapist Rosalind Ferry tells us in no uncertain terms what that right way is: <em>“Protect your back by making your whole body stronger."</em> This book is about developing new skills and habits from your brain to your body.</p><p>This is not a quick fix…(they usually don’t work, do they?) By adopting the natural, posture-first approach advocated by Ferry you will be far better off in just a few short weeks. But if you fail to adopt these strength and balance-building techniques, you’ll probably still be dealing with the same issues a year from now.</p><p>As Ferry, who specializes in postural realignment, neck and vestibular problems, says: <em>“It’s time you stopped submitting passively to your physical limitations and took action -- removing crutches and learning how to regain your balance, mobility and lower body connection while alleviating the habit of too much upper body work.”</em></p><p><strong><em>The Posture Pain Fix</em> offers easy to follow instructions on how to:</strong></p><ul><li><p>Re-balance, renew and relax your body</p></li><li><p>Pinpoint those faulty posture positions that wreak havoc on your health</p></li><li><p>Sit properly even if your job involves long hours at a computer</p></li><li><p>Perform common daily activities ranging from carrying a baby to driving a car or shoveling snow</p></li><li><p>Look after your body better in everyday situations</p></li><li><p>Do stretches and exercises designed to improve your posture</p></li></ul><p>These easy-to-follow techniques have worked on scores of pain-sufferers over the years... and helped them feel young again. This carefully crafted and cleverly illustrated book points the way to recapture the joy of fluid, pain-free movement.</p><p><strong>What readers are saying about <em>The Posture Pain Fix</em>:</strong></p><p><em>“Ferry empowers readers to take charge of their own bodies and their own health.”</em></p><p><em>“I keep a copy of the person demonstrating correct posture in front of a computer... to remind me to sit up straight.”</em></p><p><em>“Simple explanations with clear illustrations to show exactly what the problems are and how to fix them.”</em></p><p><em>“This book is now my quick reference guide to pain free living."</em></p><p><strong>Scroll up and order your copy of <em>The Posture Pain Fix</em> or use Amazon’s ‘Look Inside’ feature to read the first part of the book.</strong></p>
Runner's World How to Make Yourself Poop: And 999 Other Tips All ...
by , Editors of Runner's Wor...

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 05, 2018

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Every runner knows how important it is to clear out before you head out—and <i>Runner’s World How to Make Yourself Poop </i>shows you how.<br /><br />With tips on training, nutrition, gear, motivation, health, and racing delivered with humor and clarity, this book is essential reading for any runner who wants to improve your performance. From "The Best Way to Tie Your Shoes” to “3 Ways to Make Yourself Poop” and everything in between, these short, easy-to-use tips from reliable experts will benefit any runner.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Cookbook: How to Reduce Inflammation N...
by Alice Newman

Language

English

Pages

142

Publication Date

May 13, 2019

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<h2><strong><em>Do you want to eat for long-term health? So, lowering inflammation is crucial!</em></strong></h2><p><strong><em></em></strong><br /></p><h2>If you have a condition that causes inflammation, it may help to change your eating habits.</h2><p><br /></p><p>The typical anti-inflammatory diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, lean protein, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats.<br /></p><p><em>Recent research finds that eating this way not only helps protect against certain diseases, but it also slows the aging process by stabilizing blood sugar and increasing metabolism.</em></p><p>Of course, <em><strong>the main the goal is to optimize health</strong></em>, but many people find <em><strong>they also lose weight by following an anti-inflammatory eating pattern.</strong></em><br /></p><p>While medication and other treatments are important, many experts say that adopting an anti-inflammatory diet helps as well.</p><p><em><strong>With The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Cookbook you’ll enjoy:</strong></em></p><ul><li><strong>What Anti-Inflammatory Diet Does mean and it’s benefits</strong></li><li><strong>Easy and super healthy recipes that can help you to follow this diet</strong></li><li><strong>The main foods </strong>that help you identify inflammation-causing ingredients and inflammation-fighting superfoods</li></ul><p><u><strong>Please note: Book is available in 2 Paperback formats- Black&White and Full color.</strong></u></p><p><u><strong>Choose the best for you!</strong></u></p>
Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Stra...
by Christie Aschwanden

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> Sports and Fitness Bestseller<br /><br /><br /><br />An eye-opening exploration of how the human body can best recover and adapt to sports and fitness training.</strong></p><br /><p>In recent years <em>recovery</em> has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers.</p><br /><p>In <em>Good to Go</em>, acclaimed <em>FiveThirtyEight</em> science writer Christie Aschwanden takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world. She investigates whether drinking Gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, from NFL star Tom Brady’s infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles’ pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps’s “cupping” ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, float tanks, and infrared saunas.</p><br /><p>At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, <em>Good to Go</em> seeks answers to the fundamental question: Do any of them actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance?</p>
The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing
by Philip Maffetone

Language

English

Pages

529

Publication Date

September 22, 2010

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Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier, or other athlete seeking greater endurance? The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing teaches athletes how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free for many productive years. Dr. Philip Maffetone’s approach to endurance offers a truly “individualized” outlook and unique system that emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good nutrition and stress reduction are also key to this commonsense, big-picture approach.<br /><br /> In addition, Dr. Maffetone dispels many of the commonly held myths that linger in participatory sports—and which adversely impact performance—and explains the “truths” about endurance, such as: <ul><li> The need to train slower to race faster will enable your aerobic system to improve endurance </li><li> Why expensive running shoes can actually cause foot and leg injuries </li><li> The fact that refined carbohydrates actually reduce endurance energy and disrupt hormone balance </li><li> And more. </li></ul> If you are looking to increase your endurance and maximize your athletic potential, <i>The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing</i> is your one-stop guide to training and racing effectively.
Reborn on the Run: My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons
by Catra Corbett

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. Catra is the first American woman to run over one hundred miles or more on more than one hundred occasions and the first to run one hundred and two hundredmiles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in twelve days, four hours, and fifty-seven minutes. <br /> <br /> And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict. <br /> <br /> After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it?and decides to run her first marathon after that. <br /> <br /> In <i>Reborn on the Run</i>, the reader keeps pace with Catra as she runs through difficult terrain and extreme weather, is stalked by animals in the wilderness, and nearly dies on a training run but continues on, smashing running records and becoming one of the world?s best ultrarunners. Along the way she attempts suicide, loses loved ones, falls in love, has her heartbroken, meets lifelong friends including her running partner and dachshund TruMan, and finally faces the past that led to her addiction.
The Running Revolution: How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-Fr...
by , Kurt Brungardt

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

September 30, 2014

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<b>From a two-time Olympic coach and creator of the Pose Method who has trained the running elite, an essential guide for all runners seeking to go faster and farther without injury</b><br /><br /> Christopher McDougall’s <i>Born to Run</i>—and the wildly popular natural running trend it sparked—changed the way we think about running, but it has also prompted many questions: Have we been running the wrong way? And, have we been running in the wrong kind of shoe? What is the safest type of foot strike? How many types are there? And what is a foot strike anyway? No existing guide has clearly addressed these concerns—until now. <i>The Running Revolutio</i>n provides both beginning and experienced runners with everything they need to know in order to safely and efficiently transition to and master a safer and more biomechanically efficient way of running that is guaranteed to improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body.  <br /><br /> More than a one-size-fits-all guide, <i>The Running Revolutio</i>n provides readers with clear instructions, complete with helpful illustrations, that they can easily integrate into their unique running histories in order to run safely, intelligently, and efficiently for many years to come.
Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussions (Routledge Resea...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

November 18, 2019

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<p>Sport’s "concussion crisis" has been characterized by controversial scientific discoveries, athlete suicides, and high-profile lawsuits involving professional sports leagues, while provoking widespread media coverage, changes to game rules, and debate about the future of many popular sports. <i>Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussion</i> is the first edited collection to bring together multiple sociocultural perspectives on sports concussion that interrogate the social, economic, political, and historical forces shaping the cultural impacts of these injuries. </p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>Each of the ten chapters moves beyond biomedical or neuroscientific paradigms to critically examine a specific intersection of sociocultural factors influencing public perceptions about concussion or athlete experiences of brain injury. These include analyses of media and advertising, medical treatment and diagnostic protocols, gender and masculinity, developments in equipment and scientific models, economics and labor politics, understandings of trauma and recovery, public health philosophies, and disciplinary differences in framing the ontologies of concussion. </p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>Drawing from a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, <em>Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussion</em> offers a diverse set of analyses examining brain injuries as cultural and embodied phenomena affecting more than just athletes’ brains, but also embedded within and (re)shaping meanings, identities, and social contexts. It is valuable reading for graduate students and researchers interested in the experience and treatment of sports concussion, sports sociology, and sports technology.</p>
Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack
by Jill Grunenwald

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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In the fall of 2012, quirky and cat-loving Cleveland librarian Jill Grunenwald got an alarming email from her younger sister: her sister was very concerned with Jill’s weight and her overall mental and physical health. Having always struggled with her weight, Jill was currently hitting the scales at more than three hundred pounds. Right then, Jill looked in the mirror and decided that she needed to make a life-style change, pronto. She enrolled in Weight Watchers and did something else that she—the girl who avoided gym class like the plague in high school—never thought she’d do; Jill started running. And believe it or not, it wasn’t that bad. Actually, it was kind of fun.<br /><br />Three months later, Jill did the previously unthinkable and ran her very first 5k at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo. Battling the infamous hills of the course, Jill conquered her fears and finished—but in dead last. Yep, the police were reopening the streets behind her. But Jill didn’t let that get her down—because when you run for your health and happiness, your only real competition is yourself.<br /><br />Six years and more than one hundred pounds lost later, Jill is still running and racing regularly, and she is a proud member of the back of the pack in every race that she has entered. In <i>Running with a Police Escort</i>, Jill chronicles her racing adventures, proving that being a slow runner takes just as much guts and heart as being an Olympic champion. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, <i>Running with a Police Escort</i> is for every runner who has never won a race but still loves the sport.<br /><br />Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.<br /><br />In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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