All About Muscle: A User's Guide

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Demos Medical Publishing, May 1, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 195 pages
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From the acclaimed author of All About Bone: An Owner's Manual, All About Muscle: A User's Guide tells readers everything they might want to know about their muscles, how they get injured, illnesses to which they are prone, and how to keep them healthy.

Chapters cover such diverse topics as anatomy, growth and development, physiology, energy, exercise, injury, and disease There are tables of instructional materials, illustrations, and numerous diagrams to help readers understand the text. A list of books for suggested further reading and a handy glossary are appended.

The book is designed for the intelligent reader who wishes to understand this important organ system of his or her body. It was written as a companion to All About Bone: An Owner's Manual, which treated the skeletal system in a similar manner. It covers practical matters such as proper exercise and diet, the prevention and treatment of injury, muscle and sports, relaxation techniques, muscle building, and much more.

All About Muscle: A User's Guide will teach readers how to keep their muscles healthy and strong. Between its covers, readers will find everything they need to know in order to to understand their muscles, how they work, and how to keep them in top form.

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About the author (2000)

Along with teaching at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, Irwin M. Siegel focuses his practice on the orthopaedic management of neuromuscular disease. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the subject of muscular dystrophy and is a national vice-president and medical consultant for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America.

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