WOMEN IN MOTION: The Basic Stuff to Get You Started and Keep You Going to Total Fitness by Sandy; Patricia Stueck & Daphne Hall Hayden

WOMEN IN MOTION: The Basic Stuff to Get You Started and Keep You Going to Total Fitness

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Women who know the value of movement activities need to support one another and feel good and right in being active."" So, in similar consciousness-raising lingo, the authors encourage women to find and enjoy a sport. The three are a physical educator, a ""movement education speciaList,"" and an athletic trainer, and their basic message is that awareness of all movement (even vacuuming dog hairs or planting a garden) leads to enjoyment and satisfaction. They recommend compiling a personal-movement history (if you jumped around as a kid, you can do it again); and, finally, they offer practical advice on finding a sport, setting goals (go for personal satisfaction, not stardom), the pros and tons of joining health clubs (those lifetime memberships can be a good thing). From personal experience of canoe trips, they urge trying ""The Wilderness Challenge""; and they also give much attention to ""Selfful Experiences""--those times of discovering the unexpected in oneself. Graduates of the women's groups of the '70s may find this just the spur they need to start exercising; others will prefer the more comprehensive, straightforward guidance of John Marshall and Heather Barbash's The Sports Doctor's Fitness Book for Women (1981) or Sandra Rosenzweig's Sportsfitness for Women (1982).

Pub Date: April 1st, 1983
Publisher: Beacon