Description : Fit for 50+ is a unique beginner-friendly fitness program designed for women in middle-age. Women reaching their fifties are increasingly concerned about maintaining wellbeing, the decline of flexibility, and the risks a lack of exercise brings of suffering osteoporosis, type II diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Fit for 50+ is an exercise program suited to the middle-aged woman. It includes aerobic, weight-bearing, strength training and pelvic floor exercises. It is realistic, appropriate and a balanced exercise regime.
Description : Fit for 50+ is a unique beginner-friendly fitness program designed for men in middle-age. Men in their fifties are becoming increasingly concerned about their declining flexibility, lack of energy and the risks a lack of exercise brings of suffering osteoporosis, type II diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Fit for 50+ is an exercise program suited to the middle-aged man. It includes aerobic, weight-bearing, strength training and stretch exercises. It is realistic, appropriate and a balanced exercise regimes. Extend your middle age by twenty years, it will be a life worth living!
Description : Written by a woman who began running marathons at 50 years old, this inspirational guide describes the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of exercise. It confronts the problem of obesity today--nearly 60 percent of Americans are overweight--and emphasizes that weight control becomes an even greater challenge with age. But as this handbook asserts, it's never too late to get fit. In nine easy-to-follow steps, the mechanics of an exercise program are clearly explained to help fitness first-timers devise their own regimens and become healthier in all areas of life.
Description : Health, Fitness, and Weight Loss Advice You Can Trust To stay fit over 50, you don’t need to be an expert on health. You need essential, practical, and accurate information from people who are experts. Doctors Walt Larimore and Phillip Bishop want to give you truthful and trustworthy advice to help you separate fact from wishful thinking and to identify misconceptions when you see them. Take control of your overall well-being with tips to help improve your health in four key areas: Physical — learn proven principles for effective weight loss, exercise, and nutrition Emotional — keep your mind sharp and better manage your emotions Relational — stay connected to others and build a stronger sense of community Spiritual — improve your relationship with God When you apply these easy-to-follow and scientifically sound strategies, you're more likely to reap the many benefits of living well and staying healthy.
Description : Make the most of your 50s If you are feeling daunted by the milestone of entering the sixth decade of life, Teach Yourself Life at 50--for Women offers helpful advice on dealing with such matters as health, menopause, relationships, career, money, and leisure interests. Interactive material includes checklists and plans of action, so you can maximize your potential.
Description : This book presents a collection of papers which discuss the origins of the domestic ideal and its effects on activities usually undertaken by women: not only on women’s wage work, but also on activities either not defined as work or accorded an ambiguous status. It discusses the formation of the ideology of domesticity, philanthropy and its effects on official policy and on women, landladies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, working-class radical suffragists, and Labour Party and trade union attitudes to feminists. Modern society of 1979, when the book was first published, is analysed in a discussion of militancy and acquiescence among women wage workers, a look at how and why the legal system reinforces activity specialisation according to gender, and an examination of why both pre-pre-war capitalism and the modern Welfare State have been unable to meet the needs of dependents. This collection reflects the increasing recognition that in order to understand women’s roles today, it is necessary to examine not only their current manifestations, but also their origins and early development.
Description : Throughout history, countless women have boldly stepped out in faith and courage, leaving their indelible mark on those around them and on the kingdom of God. In lively prose Michelle DeRusha tells their stories, bringing into focus fifty incredible heroines of the faith. From Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, and Anne Hutchison to Susanna Wesley, Harriet Tubman, and Corrie ten Boom, women both famous and admirable live again under DeRusha's expert pen. These engaging narratives are a potent reminder to readers that we are not alone, the battles we face today are not new, and God is always with us in the midst of the struggle.
Description : The 1960s revolutionized American contraceptive practice. Diaphragms, jellies, and condoms with high failure rates gave way to newer choices of the Pill, IUD, and sterilization. Fit to Be Tied provides a history of sterilization and what would prove to become, at once, socially divisive and a popular form of birth control. During the first half of the twentieth century, sterilization (tubal ligation and vasectomy) was a tool of eugenics. Individuals who endorsed crude notions of biological determinism sought to control the reproductive decisions of women they considered "unfit" by nature of race or class, and used surgery to do so. Incorporating first-person narratives, court cases, and official records, Rebecca M. Kluchin examines the evolution of forced sterilization of poor women, especially women of color, in the second half of the century and contrasts it with demands for contraceptive sterilization made by white women and men. She chronicles public acceptance during an era of reproductive and sexual freedom, and the subsequent replacement of the eugenics movement with "neo-eugenic" standards that continued to influence American medical practice, family planning, public policy, and popular sentiment.
Description : Yoga is a powerful tool that can influence women’s well-being at all stages of life. Yoga for Women includes a presentation of the eight basic foundations of yoga, fol- lowed by breathing exercises to enhance your tranquility and concentration and fifty Hatha influenced exercises that improve strength and flexibility. Each of these fully illustrated postures is categorized by the various needs women have during their life. Perfect for the beginner or intermediate student, Yoga for Women empowers women of all ages to lead healthier and more balanced lives.