Synopses & Reviews
The New York Times bestselling author of Strong Women Eat Well and fellow Tufts University scientists present a simple plan that has been proven to reduce the pain and immobility caused by arthritis…
Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis shows the direct connection between a strength-training program you can do at home and the reduction—and even prevention—of arthritis symptoms. No other research study using an exercise program has ever showed the results that the Tufts study achieved: a 43% reduction in pain, a 44% improvement in physical function, and a 71% improvement in strength. This book offers all the tools you need—and more:
· An exercise program designed specifically to protect the joints and relieve stiffness and soreness
· A scientifically based eating plan to reduce inflammation and pain
· A hands-on guide to the latest medications
· The real story on complementary therapies—which ones work? Which ones dont?
“Can you beat arthritis? Yes. With fundamentally sound advice and a program offered by real experts in the field…Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis
should be in the hands of people struggling with arthritis—and also in the hands of their doctors.”—Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D., Medical Correspondent, ABC News
“As an athlete who has had injuries, I am concerned about my muscles and joints. This is a program that is easy to follow. Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis provides the tools and motivation to keep my joints healthy as I grow older.”—Pam Shriver, Tennis Champion
“This clearly written self-care manual by Nelson…and her colleagues… should be a boon to arthritis sufferers…Extremely helpful.”—Publishers Weekly
“Clear, practical, and scientifically-based advice to allow people to take control of their arthritis.”—John H. Klippel, M.D., Medical Director, Arthritis Foundation
The author of "Strong Women Stay Young" and her fellow Tufts University scientists offer a simple plan that is proven to reduce the pain and immobility caused by arthritis. The bestseller includes an exercise program, a scientifically based eating plan, a hands-on guide to the latest medications, and more.
The author of Strong Women Eat Well and fellow Tufts University scientists present cutting-edge strategies for the relief of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis
shows the direct connection between a strength-training program and the reduction-and even prevention-of arthritis symptoms. This book offers:
An exercise program designed specifically to protect the joints and relieve stiffness and soreness
A scientifically based eating plan to reduce inflammation and pain
A hands-on guide to the latest medications
The real story on complementary therapies-which ones work? Which ones don't?
Proven strategies for overcoming arthritis-related depression
Includes bibliographical references (p. -288) and index.
About the Author
Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Nutrition and Director of the Center of Physical Fitness at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Her news-making research has been published in JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine, and covered in popular media including "Oprah," "Today," Time, and Newsweek. Her previous books include Strong Women Eat Well; Strong Women, Strong Bones; Strong Women Stay Young; and Strong Women Stay Slim.