The Frailty Myth
By (author) Colette Dowling
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Frailty Myth by Colette Dowling
Book DescriptionIn this compelling and highly-praised book, best selling author Colette Dowling shows how girls are weaned from the use of their bodies even before they begin school. By adolescence, girls' strength and aerobic powers start to decline - unless they are exercising vigorously, and most aren't. Yet it appears that strength and physical skill - for all females - is only a matter of learning and training. Men don't have a monopoly on physical ability - new studies show that when women and men are matched in size and level of training, the strength gap closes. Drawing extensively on the latest research in motor development, performance assessment, sports physiology and endocrinology, Dowling reveals an astonishing picture of the new woman. She is confident, both physically and mentally - she is a person we would like our daughters to become.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375758157
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Colette Dowling
Red Hot Mamas, Paperback (July 2004)» View all books by Colette Dowling
The stories of dozens of middle aged women addresses such topics as redefined family responsibilities, career changes, menopause, intimate relationships, face-lifts, and remarriage.
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Author Biography - Colette Dowling
Colette Dowling is an internationally known writer and lecturer whose books have been translated into twenty languages. She is the author of numerous books, including Maxing Out, Red Hot Mamas, You Mean I Don't Have to Feel This Way?, and The Cinderella Complex, which has been in print since it was first published in 1981. Her articles have appeared in many magazines, including "The New York Times Magazine," "New York," and "Harper's." She lives in Woodstock, New York.
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