The best way to improve your overall health is through cardiovascular fitness. The American Heart Association advises regular exercise as a positive measure for preventing cardiovascular disease. Studies at Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that those who exercise regularly are not only significantly less prone to heart attacks, but the effect of a heart attack is far less severe than on those who do not exercise regularly.
This is your personal handbook for achieving cardiovascular fitness. It will help you to develop, evaluate and tailor make your personal exercise programme for total health and longevity based on your age, life-style, sex and personal exercise or sport preference. Included in the book are concise instructions, illustrations and schedules on types and amounts of exercise, tips on nutrition, guidance on pre-exercise medical checkup and how to avoid problems of over exercise.
If you are concerned about losing a few kilos, improving muscle tone, lowering the chance of heart disease or just looking good, this is the book for you.
'A well written and concise guide... accurate scientific rationale and practical guidelines as to how to select proper activities and get started on the road to fitness.' — William L Haskell, Stanford Heart Disease Prevention Program
'Well recommended to most adults initiating an exercise program.' — John Hocutt Jr, Delaware Medical Journal, USA
PAUL VODAK is a physiologist at the Stanford Heart Disease Prevention Program in Palo Alto, California, and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He has been a special consultant and a clinic supervisor at the U.S. National Athletic Health Institute, Los Angeles, providing fitness evaluation and counselling for business executives and professional athletes.