by Frederick Hahn, Michael R. Eades, M. D., and Mary Dan Eades,
Reviewed February 1, 2003.
Broadway Books, New York, 2003. 179 pages.
I do not like to exercise. So far, I’ve never been consistent
with an exercise routine. I might be faithful for a few weeks,
or even a month, but that’s as long as I’ve ever gone. I simply
don’t seem to be willing to give it the time. 30 minutes a week,
though? That, I think I can do. (Well, once I’m over this
The amazing part is that the authors claim that doing their
slow burn exercises for 30 minutes per week is actually better for you
than aerobic exercise five times per week! They spend half of the
book justifying that claim and presenting evidence on its behalf.
I was very ready to be convinced, I admit, but I thought that they support
their claim well.
(I did appreciate it that they don’t make grandiose claims.
a book I reviewed
earlier, claimed that its exercises could solve all your body’s problems.
I did perform the “Headache relief” exercises consistently for a couple
of months with little effect. Then I quit that and cut out caffeine
and my headaches got dramatically better. Sorry, folks, but migraines
are primarily chemical not mechanical. I’m sure exercise isn’t
bad for them, but exercise is not going to solve the problem, at least
not in my experience.)
The authors do claim that their exercises will make you stronger
and more fit. And they take much less of a time commitment than
any other exercise program I’ve ever read about. They present a
program that you can carry out either at home or in a gym. I intend
to give it a try, and I’m hoping that I’ll even stick with it. If their
claims are true, this book is worth looking at for anyone interested in
staying in shape.
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