Peggy Brill understands that being a woman equals being busy, with the demands of family, career, friends, homemaking, commuting etc. etc. Realistically the way we live isn't going to change but we can change how we use and take care of our bodies. She believes the Core Programme is a daily investment for lifelong health. The benefits include getting rid of aches and pains, beating tiredness, boosting day-long energy, building strength and stamina and looking and feeling good. The Core Programme has been specifically evolved for women, unlike other fitness regimes designed for the male physique which may even damage women. It will help build strength in the core of a woman's body: the neck, back, shoulders, pelvis, abdomen and hips. Each exercise is illustrated with detailed photographs and reader self-tests throughout help women identify their own core needs and track improvement. Dozens of case histories are included, illustrating both the common problems women face and the near-instant benefits of this simple programme.
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(232mm x 186mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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'Fifteen minutes exercise a day that can change your life' is the subtitle of this remarkable book, written as part of a commitment the author made to change women's lives after the untimely death of her mother. Brill is confident and forthright in her approach to the point that one can only marvel at her commitment and sincerity. With such a worthy starting point, this book differs from other exercise and lifestyle books by concentrating on simple, easily achievable changes rather than repetitive movements and exercise regimes. It also, unashamedly, targets women. There is a hint early on that everyone can benefit from following the programme, but it soon becomes clear that Brill's primary function in life is to help improve the lifestyle of womankind - and those of us who have long suspected that abdominal exercises only seem to help develop a male stomach will be delighted that someone has the nerve to say it! Brill takes the reader through the 'core goals' in the first chapter in order to introduce reasons for embarking on her courses of action. Her objective - 'teach yourself to feel better' - is simply and clearly stated, and the rest of the book enlarges on this and gives straightforward ways to achieve it. There is nothing fancy in the photography either - the impression given is that more money was spent on the research side than on the marketing side, and to some extent this is rather comforting. Of course, as with all such books the proof is in the doing. Thankfully we need only 15 minutes per day to find out whether or not Brill is right! (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Peggy Brill
Peggy Brill is a qualified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. She has clinics in New York and in the corporate headquarters of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Her clients include Duke University Men's Basketball team, top executives all over the world and leading physicians. She also teaches women's health at Long Island University. Peggy lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. Gerald Couzens has written features and articles on health and fitness topics and is the co-author of Thinner at Last.