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Description - The Frailty Myth by Colette Dowling

In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780375758157
ISBN-10: 0375758151
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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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.

Books By Colette Dowling

You Mean I Don't Have to Feel? by Colette Dowling
Paperback, October 1998
Red Hot Mamas by Colette Dowling
Paperback, March 1997