Straighter, Stronger, Leaner, Longer: A Head-to-Toe Strengthening, Stretching, and Pain-RelievingProgram

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Penguin, Jun 23, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
Stop aches and pains with this effective new therapeutic exercise plan. 

Who doesn't suffer from chronic aches and pains in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, or elsewhere? In Straighter, Stronger, Leaner, Longer, medical exercise specialist and personal trainer Renie Daniels presents her fullbody strengthening and alignment program for rehabilitating injuries and strengthening and toning bodies. She explains why proper alignment is the key to a strong, healthy body, and how our daily habits, from sitting at a desk at work to carrying a baby on one hip all day to spending long hours sitting behind the wheel of a car, can contribute to muscle weaknesses and misalignments, leading to aches and pains. 

Straighter, Stronger, Leaner, Longer will help readers find relief by showing them how to assess their own posture and movements, which may be causing pain, and by providing them with a personalized exercise program to treat problem areas.
 

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Contents

Department of Medicine St Vincents
Body Mechanics 101
Daily Routines
How Do You Use Your Body?
Core Exercises
Poor Body Conditioning
4-21
Returning the Hip to Home Base
5-5
How Knees Get Knocked Around
5-25
Bad Things That Happen to Knees
5-32
Shrugging Off Bad Habits
6-24
Pains in the Neck
7-6
Elbows Wrists and AnklesIts the Little Things That Count
7-8
Working Out on Your
8-52
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Renee Daniels is a former Alvin Ailey dancer. After being felled by a back injury, she earned certification as a medical exercise specialist and personal trainer, and ultimately healed her injury with her own therapeutic exercise program. In addition to conducting her private practice, she has taught her strengthening system for the last ten years at exercise studios throughout New York, including New York Sports Club, Crunch, and Equinox Fitness Centers.
Janice Billingsley is a medical writer for HealthDay.com. She has also written articles for ivillage.com, USAToday.com, ABCNews.com, the "Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Times-Picayune, Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, Mademoiselle, Family Circle," and "Golf Magazine,

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