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Book Review: Fit Moms For Life: How to Have Endless Energy To Outlast Your Kids by Dustin Maher

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Fit Moms For Life: How to Have Endless Energy To Outlast Your Kids is an excellent reference which explains the conditions precedent to having a successful fitness program that will pass the test of time, as well as the classic impediments to success.

The fundamental pillars are mindset or positive attitude. Little is possible if the reader doesn’t internalize the goals of the program. Nutrition is critical because junk food can derail any serious effort at weight maintenance or stabilization over the long term. Strength training is helpful if done incrementally and with many reps. Burst training helps to strengthen the muscles and shape the body.

Ultimately, the coterie of people around you is critical in order to maintain confidence levels and a positive attitude. Naysayers can be a detriment to this whole process of personal transformation. In addition, participants must come to understand the things that hold each of us back, i.e. past trauma, negative attitudes, negative belief systems, lack of assertiveness, etc.

Dustin Maher provides ample stories of successful participants in the overall program of fitness and weight maintenance. The fitness program has numerous exercises to depict the principles of learning,such as the front plank, push-ups, wall sit, cardio endurance, and others. The higher the intensity of the workout, the longer the metabolism will be raised afterward. Important tools in the exercise routine are dumbbells, the stability ball, steps, yoga mats, and mechanical exercise machines like inclines.

The top 15 foods to eat include onions, sweet corn, pineapple, avocado, asparagus, sweet peas, mango, eggplant, domestic cantaloupe, kiwi, cabbage, watermelon, sweet potato, grapefruit and mushroom. Dustin Maher recommends that eating be journalized. Sample meals are provided to serve as a guide. Eating out requires a strict adherence to the main course, portion control, and limiting bread and chips. Another important aspect is to read labels and eliminate transfats. Sometimes, blood tests can be helpful to identify classic inflammation markers, although the book does not emphasize this aspect.

There are excellent references in the back of the book. These references cover positive thinking, nutrition, strength training, and raising healthy kids. Dustin’s workout DVD programs are set forth at the very end of the book. The presentation is easy to read, understand and apply. The cost is reasonable.

Always discuss the program of nutrition and fitness with your personal physician, physical therapist and nutritionist. Sometimes, a physician may consider special scans like head/neck ultrasound to assess the possibility of strokes from extreme head/neck range of motion exercises. The presentation does not emphasize this aspect in body conditioning.

Make certain that you understand contraindications for every exercise selected in the program. In addition, your physician may require that you test for food allergies before finalizing the diet regime. In addition, people with celiac disease cannot consume gluten products. Gluten may be present in wheat, rye, barley and some other grains. Celiac disease sufferers have an inflammatory response in the small intestine when consuming even small portions of gluten rich foods. There is some basic discussion of gluten in the presentation.

About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.