Fitness In 30 Minutes A Week?
The following excerpt is from the online free read self help book, Be Your Own Therapist.
I highly recommend the book titled Total Fitness in 30 Minutes
a Week by Laurence E. Morehouse Ph.D. and Leonard Gross. Surely
you have noted that most books written about exercise are
written for athletes or for those who want maximum health? "You
must exercise for the length of time specified to obtain maximum
cardiovascular fitness" is a typical statement to be found in
such volumes. But who wants maximum cardiovascular fitness at
such a cost? It takes much willpower to spend a total of three
hours a week exercising. Such is a typical amount of time
suggested by many of these books. The vast majority of people
attempting such a routine will soon quit because it just takes
too much discipline.
Instead, I suggest the program devised by Dr. Morehouse, then
professor of exercise physiology at UCLA and creator of the
original exercise program for USA space astronauts. His 1975
book outlines a program whose goal is a reasonable, not maximum,
level of fitness. Not surprisingly, Dr. Morehouse was criticized
by colleagues who felt maximum physical fitness or maximum
cardiovascular fitness "should" be the goal. However, what those
colleagues failed to realize was that those whom Dr. Morehouse
was attempting to reach would usually fail any approach that was
significantly more rigorous. Dr. Morehouse (Morehouse and Gross
1976, 17) instantly revealed the audience he was trying to reach
with his first words: "I hate to exercise."
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His initial program provides for: stretching, strengthening of
muscle groups and moderate aerobics - all accomplished in 30
minutes a week* (ten minutes of exercise three times a week).
Those of you who follow the latest trends in successful
weight-loss will no doubt note that this program meets two
requirements of successful weight-loss programs: (1)aerobics and
Do look for this classic book in your used bookstore and follow
its recommendations. Reasonable fitnessis the best goal for most
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Reminder: Moderately vigorous exercise is a natural way to boost your pituitary's output of HGH Human Growth Hormone.
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