The First 20 Minutes: The Surprising Science of How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter and Live Longer

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Icon Books Limited, Jan 3, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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Discover the amazing restorative powers of chocolate milk on tired muscles, how running can actually be good for your knees and how even just 20 minutes of regular exercise can transform your health and well-being. Right now, modern science is revolutionizing the traditional workout. More is known about exercise, health and fitness than ever before, from how (and how much) we should be exercising, to the pros and cons of barefoot running and the effect music can have on a workout. In The First Twenty Minutes New York Times columnist Gretchen Reynolds has turned the key findings of cutting-edge research into practical, user-friendly advice to help you improve the way you exercise. Whether you are a sprinter or a marathon runner, whether your goal is weight loss or a faster 5k, this book provides evidence-based answers showing you how you can train more efficiently, recover more quickly and reap all the physical and mental benefits of an exercise regime specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.

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Review: The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. It definitely motivated me to workout, since the most important message from this book is to get moving, but also will influence how I workout. Only complaint is the heavy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Salam - Goodreads

A non-fiction page-turner that neatly and entertainingly recaps all that science (physiology, genetics, evolutionary anthrophopology, neuropsychology, gerontology et al) has learned about exercise and ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Gretchen Reynolds writes the popular Phys Ed column for the New York Times. She also contributes to a number of other periodicals in the United States, such as the New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal and Popular Science. She has won a number of awards for her writing and reporting, including two nominations for the prestigious National Magazine Awards.

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