Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Staying Fit After 60" by Calvin Hill

Geared at older audiences, this book is all about staying fit in one's later years. Poems are included about personal life reflection as well as just unusual aging. Personal history from the author is given, as well as a candid doctor's note that was photocopied in. Advice on vitality, medicine, fitness, and overall optimism is given. Towards the end of the book are the actual calisthenics with cute cartoon diagrams. While the book is nice and sends forth a good message, it is not written by a doctor / nutritionist, and most of the exercises seem to assume the elderly person is already somewhat fit. For example, some floor exercises are shown. However, not every man or woman over sixty can get on their hands and knees easily for exercise, especially those with mobility issues.

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