This book was ok, but not great. I was hoping for an exercise plan, but most of it was just a bunch of charts you had to puzzle over until you got it. Most of it is just common sense and finding your BMI or goal heart rate. This book is good as a way to find basic information fast, but you could find the same things online just as easily. Sure it gives some nice ideas, but nothing substantial. You would be better off with a good exercise program you can use.
ALSO GET THE FIT OR FAT TARGET RECIOES TOO. GREAT BOOKS
A good, basic book that explains the role of exercise and eating in your metabolism and health. Very readable and entertaining.
It was an excellent source of basic information for the newcomer to the fitness world. The chapters were easy to understand but were in depth enough get the point across. An excellent source for someone who wants to get in shape. However, if you want a more scientific, in depth discussion, this may be a bit too simple.
Bailey prescribes a good commonsense treatment for weightloss. It was good to stay inspired to work out.
Over 2 million copies of Covert Bailey's basic Fit or Fat? have shown the way from fatness to fitness The present edition, revised and expanded, gives us even more on the fitness life-style as well as the latest scientific advances.
America's #1 enemy is fat - fat in our bodies and fat in our diets. And exercise is the key to fighting it, with benefits that go way beyond the simple loss of weight. Bailey shows how to lay the groundwork for an effective and enjoyable exercise plan for the beginner as well as the athlete. Based on the latest discoveries in fat metabolism and exercise physiology, The New Fit or Fat clarifies the fitness/fatness relationship.
In a special new chapter Bailey answers your most-asked questions about diet and exercise, and he has added a detailed section on how to get started, step by step.
Through his books, workshops, videos, and television specials, Covert Bailey creates a practical, down-to-earth program that means improved health and fitness for each one of us.
Fat was researched in the 1970's. and the CDC doesn't have a lot of "new" news.
Never used. ie hard to give an honest review.
Different cover, 1991 pub. date.