- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 31, 2000


"Fitness for Dummies: A Reference for the Rest of Us," by Suzanne Schlosberg, IDG Books Worldwide, 2000. Part of the popular "Dummies" series, this book explains how beginners can get in shape.
"Twelve-Minute Total Body Workout," by Joyce L. Vedral, Warner Books, 1983. This popular fitness specialist offers a plan for a muscle-firming program that doesn't require expensive equipment.
"Smart Women Stay Slim," by Miriam Nelson, Bantam, 1998. This book, one of three written by Ms. Nelson, a Tufts University professor of physiology, details the benefits of exercise and healthy eating and discusses ways to incorporate them into a busy schedule.
"Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss: The Visual Program for Permanent Weight Loss," by Dr. Howard M. Shapiro, Rodale Press, 2000. Dr. Shapiro, a New York diet doctor, inspires portion control by showing through pictures how many calories are in any given meal.
"The Aerobics Program for Total Well-Being: Diet, Exercise and Emotional Balance," by Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing, 1985. This well-regarded book by the founder of modern aerobics is considered a must-have by many trainers.
"Make the Connection: Ten Steps to a Better Body and a Better Life," by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey, Hyperion, 1999. Mr. Greene got Miss Winfrey in shape by telling her how to eat sensibly and set fitness goals. He offers the same advice in this book.
"Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Fitness Forever," by Bill Phillips and Michael D'Orso, HarperCollins, 1999. The founder of EAS sports supplements gives his advice on nutrition, cardio-fitness and weight training, saying that an intense workout three times a week is enough to get in good shape.


American Council on Exercise, 5820 Oberlin Drive, Suite 102, San Diego, Calif. 92121. Phone: 800/825-3636. Web site: www.acefitness.org. This nonprofit is the world's largest fitness certification organization. It offers research news, consumer advice and news about fitness trends and products.

On line

The American Heart Association's exercise Web site (www.justmove.org) features exercise news, fitness facts and an on-line personal training assessment.
At Shape Up America's Web site (www.shapeup.org), visitors can get an on-line fitness assessment along with extensive nutrition information. Shape Up America is made up of nutrition, physical fitness, medical and other industry-related organizations and operated with private funds.
Visitors can get workout advice and have questions answered by exercise experts at Fitness Online's site (www.fitnessonline.com), which is sponsored by Weider publishing. Weider publishes several fitness magazines, such as Shape and Muscle & Fitness.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide