Robert J. Davis a.k.a “The Healthy Skeptic” released his new book FITTER FASTER: The Smart Way to Get in Shape in Just Minutes a Day.
Robert J. Davis hosts “The Healthy Skeptic” video series, which examines the science behind popular health claims, revealing what’s believable and what’s not. Busting myths and cutting through the health hype, his work has appeared on TIME (Why Counting Calories Isn’t an Effective Weight-Loss Strategy / Why You Shouldn’t Exercise to Lose Weight), CNN, WebMD, The Washington Post (Breakfast really doesn’t have much to do with controlling your weight), and in The Wall Street Journal. The author of three previous books on health: Supersized Lies: How Myths About Weight Loss Are Keeping Us Fat – and the Truth About What Really Works, Coffee is Good for You: From Vitamin C and Organic Foods to Low-Carb and Detox Diets, the Truth about Diet and Nutrition Claims, and The Healthy Skeptic: Cutting through the Hype about Your Health. In his latest book FITTER FASTER: The Smart Way to Get in Shape in Just Minutes a Day, award-winning health journalist Robert J. Davis and celebrity fitness trainer Brad Kolowich, Jr. show you how to get fit in a fraction of the time – without ever setting foot in a gym.
FITTER FASTER: The Smart Way to Get in Shape in Just Minutes a Day (Everwell Books; March 2022; $16.95 Paperback) shares a time-efficient, comprehensive, varied, customizable, convenient, and effective workout plan for real people.
Although it requires as little as 15 minutes a day, the FITTER FASTER plan is far from exercise “lite.” It provides aerobic, muscle-building, and fat-burning benefits similar to—and potentially even greater than—regimens two or three times longer. How does it accomplish all that? The key, as Davis explains, is incorporating high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which alternates vigorous and gentler exercise in short bursts, with the use of circuits for strength training and heart-pumping routines that work multiple muscle groups. The plan also includes two drudgery-busting features: choice and variety.
Most importantly, FITTER FASTER produces results—significant, sustainable improvements in endurance, strength, and overall health. The proof is not only in compelling personal stories, peppered throughout the book. The plan’s benefits are backed by reams of research. “For me, the science is paramount,” Davis assures anyone fed up with hype or burned out on empty promises.
Shattering misconceptions that aggravate exercise-related anxiety, FITTER FASTER delivers clear, evidence-based answers to common questions. For starters: What’s the best time of day to work out? Does more sweat mean a more intense workout? Are those ab devices on infomercials really effective? Overcoming those daunting barriers with solid, reassuring information, FITTER FASTER makes it easy for readers of all fitness levels to get on board with a doable exercise program in four sections:
- Get Ready focuses on the benefits of regular exercise (the big six plus seven surprises), secrets to getting and staying motivated (short-term payoffs matter), and the essentials of workout clothing (consider wool, but not the itchy kind) and equipment (dumbbells only required).
- Get Smart provides the lowdown on each of the three components of the FITTER FASTER program: aerobic exercise (learn how to increase cardiovascular fitness without the hassle of heart-rate monitoring), strength training (targeting all the major muscle groups), and stretching (with simple flexibility self-assessments).
- Get More Out of Exercise discusses what and when to eat to complement workouts (including the answer to: Which type of protein supplement is best?) and how to prevent and ease pain (and distinguish dull muscle soreness, which is normal, from sharp pain that signals an injury).
- Get Going lays out the detailed workout plans developed by Davis and Kolowich, with step-by-step descriptions and photos of each exercise, along with suggestions for varying activities for fitness level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) and personal preference (for instance, using an elliptical machine at the gym versus running in the park or rowing on a lake).
In today’s demand-crammed world, working in working out can be challenging—to say the least. Opening minds to shorter routines and ample possibilities, FITTER FASTER makes exercise rewarding, fun, and convenient.
“This book eliminates all the excuses and obstacles to getting in shape.” — Joe Decker, “World’s Fittest Man,” Guinness World Record Holder
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