613. Personal health and safety
Christiana J. Barea Qigong Illustrated, 2010.
This fully illustrated guide to qigong movements and flows is suitable for beginners to advanced practitioners. While guiding you through classic sequences such as the Eight Silk Brocades, it will enable you to increase your strength, stamina, and even your mental health.
Boston Women’s Health Book Collective Our Bodies, Ourselves: A Book By and For Women, 1970.
First released in 1970 at the height of the Women’s Rights Movement, Our Bodies, Ourselves discussed women’s health and sexuality issues openly and matter-of-factly to empower women to make their own choices about their lives. In 1998, the book was completely revised and updated.
William H. Dietz Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know, 2012.
Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this book gives guidance on what children from birth through adolescence should eat to maintain lifelong health. In addition to telling parents which foods to provide, it also gives tips on how to convince their kids to actually eat it.
Anela Gregorek and Jerzy Gregorek The Happy Body: The Simple Science of Nutrition, Exercise, and Relaxation, 2009.
How do we become more fit? The authors say it can’t happen overnight, and neither will pushing yourself to exhaustion. So what does work? Athletes, say the authors, only push to the point where they can recover enough to train the next day. With this in mind, they show you how to be your own coach and trainer, get fit, and enjoy the process.
Peter Anthony Gryffin Mindful Exercise: Metaerobics, Healing, and the Power of Tai Chi, 2018.
Drawing on his own experience and ten years of research, Dr. P. Anthony Gryffin uses a scientific perspective to explain why tai chi, qigong, and yoga are such effective health boosters. The secret is a combination of deep breathing and relaxation that effectively saturates the blood with oxygen. Using both scientific and case studies, he gives guidelines to help you use these ancient techniques to improve your physical and mental health.
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