The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works. Dr. Peter M. Wayne, a longtime Tai Chi teacher and a researcher at Harvard Medical School, developed and tested protocols similar to the simplified program he includes in this book, which is suited to people of all ages, and can be done in just a few minutes a day. This book includes: • The basic program, illustrated by more than 50 photographs • Practical tips for integrating Tai Chi into everyday activities • An introduction to the traditional principles of Tai Chi • Up-to-date summaries of the research literature on the health benefits of Tai Chi • How Tai Chi can enhance work productivity, creativity, and sports performance • And much more

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga

8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga

An Easy, Accessible Yoga Program for Health & Wellness Are you looking for a new health practice to enhance your day-to-day routines? Have you been interested in trying out yoga, but are too intimidated by the seemingly fancy and challenging poses? The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is your guide to the true healing heart of yoga, sharing the techniques that Marlynn Wei and James Groves have used to tremendous success with their clients. In this simple, science-based eight-week program, you'll learn about the countless benefits of this proven practice, including: Increased flexibility and balance Greater muscle and bone strength Improved sleep Better stress management and resilience Strengthened immune system Enriched brain health And much more! Complete with illustrations, dozens of yoga breathing and meditation techniques, adaptable sequences, and principles of yoga safety, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga will guide you to health and wellness.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health

Lessons from the Harvard Men's Health Studies

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health

A practical guide to male health issues, presented in an accessible format, provides coverage of specific conditions and outlines a four-part program for health maintenance that involves diet, exercise, supplements, and behavior modification. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Good Morning, Tai Chi

The Principles of Tai Chi from the Heart of Brooklyn

Good Morning, Tai Chi

Phil Catapano provides Tai Chi wisdom and training instruction from his many years of dedicated practice in the Chinese art of Tai Chi. Written with accomplished author, Mark L. Fuerst (The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart & Sharp Mind; Baby At Last: The Couple's Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant--from Cutting-edge Treatments to Commonsense Wisdom), it captures the sound of Brooklyn, Phil's hometown. This book is a gift for Tai Chi students and teachers from all traditions. Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind. This research provides fascinating insight into the underlying physiological mechanisms that explain how Tai Chi actually works.

Born Strong

From Surviving the Great Famine to Teaching Tai Chi to Millions

Born Strong

Born in Vietnam, Bon Trong-meaning "born to be strong"-was only ten months old when he was left with his grandmother in China in place of his father to fulfill an ancient Chinese tradition that required a male heir to see his parent off to the next life. Little did anyone know that soon thereafter, the Communist Party under Mao Zedong would overtake China, and change life as they knew it forever. For sixteen years, Bon Trong suffered abuse and terror from the Communist rule and narrowly escaped death from starvation during Mao's disastrous Great Famine. In a small storeroom with his beloved aunt and older cousin, Bon Trong learned the meaning of love and family in the harshest of circumstances. But his destiny was not in China. When Bon Trong was sixteen, his father managed to get him out from under the Communists in China. He escaped to Hong Kong, where he was welcomed by an uncle and aunt but was distressed by the shock of the new culture and his heart-wrenching separation from his aunt. However, he was determined to win approval from his parents, from his family, but most of all, from himself. As fate would have it, a brother living in Australia paved the way for him to find his future there. Excited by the Western culture and kindness of the people, he finally experienced freedom for the first time in his life. Paul, as he was now known, chose the path of healing early on when he decided to become a doctor. He came to realize how much he loved medicine, and it became clear his calling was to heal people. Dr. Lam was far from well, however, as he suffered many debilitating effects from the years of starvation and malnutrition in his childhood. He began studying tai chi with his father-in-law hoping to ease his painful arthritis. Moved by the art and the movements that began to improve his health and spirit, Dr. Lam became an avid learner and expert in tai chi. Feeling he could help others through tai chi, he started workshops to teach those who wanted to learn, and also instructed others how to teach the methods he had developed. From workshops to lectures to creating DVDs to writing books, Dr. Paul Lam has dedicated his life to spreading the health benefits of tai chi around the world. He has changed the lives of millions of people who seek to connect their mind, body, and spirit through tai chi, fulfilling his destiny to become a true healer. Born Strong is a story of survival, persistence, and love. Reviews Born Strong is the story of a man who rose above the chasm of death and impossible odds to turn the centuries-old, esoteric Oriental art of Tai Chi into a Western-science-and-medicine-based system of healthcare that has deeply touched the lives of millions. It is a fable of humility, struggle, and heartbreak, but above all, of selfless sacrifice, unconditional love, staunch courage, and unwavering tenacity. An inspirational read . . ." Andy Choo, PhD, FAA. Professor of biomedical genetics, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; Tai Chi teacher and researcher "An inspiring and engaging personal story of healing and Tai Chi, written by a physician and Tai Chi master leading the integration of Tai Chi into healthcare worldwide." Peter Wayne, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

An accessible guide to family health care discusses drug interactions, symptoms, first aid, and how to choose a family doctor

Running Doc's Guide to Healthy Eating

The Revolutionary 4-Week Program to Boost Your Athletic Performance, Everyday Activities, and Weight Loss

Running Doc's Guide to Healthy Eating

An easily implemented sports nutrition program for the weekend warrior, the Olympic athlete, and everyone in between from one of the country’s most respected experts in sports medicine. In Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Eating, readers will discover Dr. Lewis G. Maharam’s unique Fueling Plates Program. Developed in 2012, it has helped countless sofa spuds who really just want to get off the couch and lose weight, marathoners competing for a place at the Olympic trials, and everyone in between, including recreational athletes who play tennis, soccer, basketball and other running sports. The Fueling Plates Program is designed primarily to boost the performance of athletes, but can also boost the health of the average person, athletic or not. Every day at Maharam’s busy New York City practice, in addition to treating sports injuries, he offers his patients nutritional advice. They ask him: “When should I eat before the marathon?” “Do I really need to drink eight glasses of water a day?” “What about sports drinks?” “Should I use energy gels?” “Gingko?” “Glucosamine?” “Raspberry ketones?” The questions come because the bulk of the sports-nutrition books on the market today make fueling your body sound like a scientific experiment. The Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Eatingexplains why it’s time to ditch the difficult-to-use food pyramid put out by the USDA in favor of a hands-on experience of your actual plate – what Maharam calls Fueling Plates. It shows, step by step, how readers can apply the program to feel and perform better and have more energy. Those who are already exercising will get faster by eating to fuel their body more efficiently. Even everyday activities become easier with the Fueling Plates Program. Readers who are willing to take advantage of everything revealed in the book, from what to eat to reduce muscle soreness after exercising to how much to drink to be hydrated properly to an individualized nutrition program, will transform their lives.

The Running Doc's Guide to Healthy Eating

The 4-Week Fueling Plates Program to Boost Your Athletic Performance, Everyday Activities, and Weight Loss

The Running Doc's Guide to Healthy Eating

An easily implemented sports nutrition program for the weekend warrior, the Olympic athlete, and everyone in between from one of the country’s most respected experts in sports medicine. In Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Eating, readers will discover Dr. Lewis G. Maharam’s unique Fueling Plates Program. Developed in 2012, it has helped countless sofa spuds who really just want to get off the couch and lose weight, marathoners competing for a place at the Olympic trials, and everyone in between, including recreational athletes who play tennis, soccer, basketball and other running sports. The Fueling Plates Program is designed primarily to boost the performance of athletes, but can also boost the health of the average person, athletic or not. Every day at Maharam’s busy New York City practice, in addition to treating sports injuries, he offers his patients nutritional advice. They ask him: “When should I eat before the marathon?” “Do I really need to drink eight glasses of water a day?” “What about sports drinks?” “Should I use energy gels?” “Gingko?” “Glucosamine?” “Raspberry ketones?” The questions come because the bulk of the sports-nutrition books on the market today make fueling your body sound like a scientific experiment. The Running Doc’s Guide to Healthy Eating explains why it’s time to ditch the difficult-to-use food pyramid put out by the USDA in favor of a hands-on experience of your actual plate – what Maharam calls Fueling Plates. It shows, step by step, how readers can apply the program to feel and perform better and have more energy. Those who are already exercising will get faster by eating to fuel their body more efficiently. Even everyday activities become easier with the Fueling Plates Program. Readers who are willing to take advantage of everything revealed in the book, from what to eat to reduce muscle soreness after exercising to how much to drink to be hydrated properly to an individualized nutrition program, will transform their lives.

Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease

Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease

"This is a wonderful resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals providing care for patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)Ö.This unique book provides readers with access to multiple experts in the field and a wide variety of pertinent topics in the care of patients with PD. This is an excellent addition to the field and will be extremely useful for interdisciplinary teams caring for these patients." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's The incidence of Parkinson's is growing as the number of older adults making up the general population increases. The demand for nurses who specialize in the care of patients with movement disorders is also increasing and it is crucial that they have a comprehensive manual for patient care. Lisette Bunting-Perry and Gwyn Vernon have years of experience working with Parkinson's patients and have put together a team of internationally renowned clinicians who provide a truly comprehensive review of the information you need for the care of patients with this complex clinical profile. Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease covers what is presently known about the disease and current evidence-based standards of care, including management through deep brain stimulation, palliative care for frail older adults with Parkinson's, medication management, nonmotor complications and psychosocial issues, and complementary and alternative approaches. This is an indispensable bedside companion in caring for those with Parkinson's as well as a much needed catalyst for the evaluation of future patient needs and the further development of comprehensive models of care.