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Contents Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Thriving With Hormonal Changes Get the full story on the changes brought on by menopause. Understand the physiology and the physical consequences of hormonal changes. Chapter 2 Finding the Right Exercise Fit Learn the components of an effective exercise training program and how to set goals for your fitness plan. Chapter 3 Invigorating Your Heart Health Assess your current cardiovascular fitness level and then determine how to establish your aerobic training plan. Chapter 4 Strengthening Powerful Women Develop a resistance training program to provide full-body benefits for your future as a truly powerful woman. Chapter 5 Stretching and Lengthening Muscles Increase your flexibility with simple, easy, and relaxing stretching exercises. Chapter 6 Designing Your Personal Exercise Program Put it all together in a comprehensive program for any fitness level incorporating aerobic conditioning, resistance training, and flexibility. Chapter 7 Balancing Exercise, Nutrition, and Stress Complete the picture of a healthier you with hints on nutrition, stress, and health screenings. Chapter 8 Maintaining Your Motivation Learn ways to maintain your momentum as you track your fitness and consider exercise options in your community or home. Resources Glossary References Index About the Authors About the ACSM
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Middle aged women -- Health and hygiene.
Physical fitness for middle aged women.
Exercise for middle aged women.