|August 20, 2018||Posted by admin under Edwards, Fitness, Health, Non-fiction|
Published on: April 3, 2018
Reviewed posted on: August 20, 2018
I like reading fitness books, mostly to try to motivate myself to get up off the couch and start moving. It never works for long though, I just hate exercising. I like stretching though – I really like stretching! It wakes me up. There’s just something about going outside in the crisp morning air, not quite awake, and while the dog does his thing, I yawn and stretch my arms over my head and then bend and let it all hang loose and I feel really good and much more awake.
If you’re like me (and even if you’re not), you’ll enjoy this book. It is in three parts of which the first two are science/research based on aging and moving and stretching. There is a lot of interesting stuff in those first two parts even if, like me, you’re not that science-y. The third part of the book is all about the exercises which are really just stretches — gentle stretching that you do for 30 mins a day. There are descriptions of each exercise and step-by-step instructions, complete with pictures on how to do them.
If you want even more, there is a website (www.essentrics.com) where you can order dvd’s or subscribe and start moving right away and there is also an online community. I’ve ordered a few DVD’s because I like the structure but it’s not necessary at all — just a fun add-on.
I highly recommend this book as a great way to take your stretching as far as possible.