Sunday, May 25, 2008

Worth Reading, Number Two: Staying Supple by John Jerome

As you might have guessed, today's book of note is Staying Supple: The Bountiful Pleasures of Stretching by John Jerome. We often recite the words אל תשליחנו לעת זקנה; the author makes a compelling case that a significant part of the aging process is the shrinking of our muscle fibers and the attendant loss of flexibility, mobility, and strength. By stretching the muscles one can reverse that process, making one's quality of life better. As a sedentary computer-bound white-collar twenty-eight year old, I can attest that one doesn't have to be very old to benefit from the ideas and exercises in this book.
This is one of those books that seem intuitively correct when you read it, but you think to yourself, "I would never have thought of that!" Worth reading.



Blogger defen said...

I second that. Never read the book cover to cover but enjoyed and appreciated it nevertheless.

26/5/08 11:14 PM  

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