Aerobic/Strength Exercise

Holistic Medicine Resource Center

(Updated: December 26, 2001)

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There are an enormous number of books and articles written about exercise that discuss how to exercise, when to exercise, how much to exercise, how to lose weight with exercise, how to improve your sports performance, etc. But there are so many conflicting ideas that it can be difficult to know what to do.

Rather than "reinvent the wheel," the Holistic Medicine Resource Center will present two resources below that can help you:


  1. Body, Mind, and Sport

    cover Body, Mind, and Sport: The Mind-Body Guide to Lifelong Health, Fitness, and Your Personal Best
    by John Douillard
    Three Rivers Press (Crown Publishing Group), c2001
    ISBN: 0609807897
    LifeSpa: John Douillard's Home Page

    This may be one of the most useful books ever written on exercise and sports. It can be equally beneficial the athlete or non-athlete as well as coaches, trainers, and parents of athletes. You can read a few reader reviews at:

    You can order this book from Amazon.Com by clicking here.

  2. Hatha Yoga

    Hatha Yoga is aspect of yoga that focuses on physical development and control of the body. Yoga practice can help:

    Yoga has been shown to help people gradually and permanently lose weight. In addition, professional and olympic athletes who are looking for improved performances sometimes incorporate yoga into their training program. (Click on link to see athlete listing.)

    There are many styles of Hatha Yoga. Some styles were designed to be physically demanding in order to develop strength, stamina, and flexibility. Other forms of yoga are less physically-demanding but are still a fantastic way to get exercise. If you exercise outside of yoga practice, it may be a good idea to choose a gentler form of yoga. Information on various yoga styles can be found at the Yoga Research & Education Center, the Yoga Movement web page, and at the Yoga Paths web page.

    In order to get started with Yoga, please read the Holistic Medicine Resource Center Yoga article and then go to the Yoga Internet Resources web page to learn more and find a class in your area.

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