No Pain Means No . . . Pain and Yet a Longer Life? An overwhelming body of science has changed the way we think about exercise and health. The key to a longer life is exercise, but exercise in moderation. Moderate resistance training can increase a man's lifespan by an average of seven years, and moderate cardio can increase it by close to six years. While a sedentary lifestyle shortens both life spans and quality of life, extreme training can actually shorten lifespan as well, especially for endurance athletes. It is not just lifespan that improves with moderate exercise. Overall health, sex, and mental functions all benefit with the proper exercise regimen. This guide targets the over-40 man who wants to get back into shape. Luckily, even those in the 80's and 90's can see positive results from exercise, particularly resistance training, so it is never too late. However, as we age, we are more susceptible to injury, so care must be taken to design an exercise regimen that maximizes benefits and minimizes wear and tear and injury. The first part of the book summarizes the results of hundreds of studies that examined the effect of exercise and strength on longevity. The science of exercise has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. What we were taught when we were young is now considered faulty and even harmful. This section of the guide pertains to everyone, men and women, of all ages. The second part of the guide examines some of the considerations an older man needs to take into account when starting his exercise program. Jumping right into the gym without an appropriate plan will probably do more harm than good. The third part of the guide gives some sample workout routines and lists the references. What this guide is not is an extensive exercise encyclopedia. It does not offer hundreds of different workouts with photos of exercise after exercise. It is not a motivational self-help that tries to get you off the couch and into the gym. You have to be the one to make the decision to get into shape. What it does, however, is provide you the reasons you should make that decision, then once made, it provides you with the foundation to create your own individual regimen. While the science may be of interest to everyone, this book was not written for the gym rat or long-distance runner in mind. The science also pertains to women, but this book does not examine the specific differences that women need to understand before starting their own program of fitness. The author is not a certified trainer. However, earning his doctorate taught him research, and this book is based on the myriad of studies that have examined the relationship between exercise and longevity. The studies used are all referenced in the endnotes and bibliography. The book is not solely based on research, though. The author has been a lifelong athlete in a number of sports, but after losing part of his shoulder as a result of his duty in Iraq, he had to change his own lifestyle to take this into account. With input from military rehabilitation programs and based on current research, he has been successful in tailoring a regimen suited to his situation. Once more, this is not the end all of exercise books. No book really can do that, and this guide doesn't attempt it. However, it does provide some invaluable information that can be of great benefit to someone who wants to get back into shape and enjoy a long, healthy, and happy life.
Sammy is learning about what it's really like to be a Christian. She turns down a good looking young man and he begins to make things very difficult for her. Amanda is also being pressurised by her boyfriend to have sex. Sammy knows this is wrong and is very worried about Amanda. The persecution at school doesn't ease. Nobody, not even Amanda, sticks up for Sammy. Everyone is afraid it will be them next. As Sammy grapples with issues such as sex, bullying, standing up for your beliefs and getting involved in church other problems keep raising their heads - Kendra is back but not before she scares the whole family stupid by running away.
"Once In A Lifetime Love 2, The Feeling Never Goes Away," is the continued collection of pleasure seeking, smoldering, sexy, passion driven, heart devoted, chance meeting sexual encounters and erotic filled short stories as well as reflective poems. Each page entertains your risque soul with humor, and excitement. All to awaken your hidden desires for adventures in your own romantic journey. Just like with book one, "Once In A Lifetime Love," if you have some or any type of sexual hang ups then let this book be your guide to release you into spicy erotic bliss and salaciously renew you in and out of the bedroom."
"Extremely well-researched and coherently argued, this book presents top-quality research and draws appropriately on the existing knowledge in this area. The focus on fidelity across different kinds of relationship structures is very original and will prove an important contribution to the field of relationship research. A key strength of this study is that the analysis pays attention to both commonalities and diversity (which is rare, even in qualitative research). The analysis is also both clearly expressed and sophisticated." - Dr. Meg Barker, Open University "This is a fascinating investigation of the meaning of 'love, ' 'sex, ' and 'fidelity' for different kinds of couples. Kassia Wosick reports on a survey and in-depth conversations with couples that were straight and gay, monogamous and non-monogamous, traditional and polyamorous. 'Love' and 'being special' are enormously important in all of these groups. But she also finds startling differences. For some, sexual exclusiveness is critical. For others, being faithful means not loving anyone else, but sex with others is ok. For polyamorous couples, having explicit rules and being open and honest is the heart of fidelity and being special. And "having sex" can mean many different things. This book persuasively argues that we need more flexible, emotion-focused concepts of love, commitment and fidelity. The traditional focus on sexual exclusivity does not fit many contemporary relationships. This is a very valuable book for researchers and therapists, and for all of us who care about 'love, ' 'sex, ' and 'faithfulness'." - Professor Francesca Cancian, University of California, Irvine "Engaging, insightful, thoroughly researched, and well written, Sex, Love, and Fidelity: Study of Contemporary Romantic Relationships provides a compelling analysis of evolving relationships with a unique focus on levels of monogamy that surpasses previous studies to contribute refreshing insights into current meanings of sexuality and love. Wosick untangles the myriad cultural assumptions underlying the concept of fidelity and details the various ways in which fidelity expresses in a range of contemporary relationships, from dual fidelity and strict monogamy through veiled fidelity and almost monogamy to specified fidelity and non-monogamy and ending with agentic fidelity and polyamory. Now that few people in the US expect to be monogamous in the classical sense of marrying as a virgin and remaining in one, life-long, sexually exclusive relationship, Sex, Love, and Fidelity provides the information necessary for us to update our understandings of contemporary love and commitment." - Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, Sheff Consulting Group
The Chocolate Box Girls Six fantastic stories, which one will be your favourite? Bittersweet - Will Honey's cry for help cause trouble for Shay and Cherry? Chocolates and Flowers - Can Alfie plan the perfect Valentine's Day surprise without breaking Summer's heart? Hopes and Dreams - Will Jodie finally take a risk and step into the spotlight? Moon and Stars - Is Finch and Skye's whirlwind romance in trouble? Snowflakes and Wishes - Caught up in another daring animal rescue, can Lawrie and Coco save the day? Hearts and Sunsets - Now that Ash's summer of adventure is coming to an end, what does the future hold for him and Honey? Dip into the world of the Chocolate Box Girls with this delicious collection of short stories. This fantastic collection includes Cathy Cassidy's four e-shorts, available in print for the very first time and a brand new, never before seen, story. A must-have for all fans of the Chocolate Box Girls!
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