In Zen and The Art of Fitness you will learn why you need to exercise and the importance of exercise and nutrition. You will also learn how to keep yourself effectively motivated as well as considering what type of exercise is right for you. Physical fitness is a term that can mean different things to many people. As wide and varied as this term is physical fitness on any level is determined by the condition of your body. Since there are various levels of condition or fitness, meaning how well your body and muscles functions, it stands to reason that there are things you can do to improve your fitness level. Just about everyone knows that exercise is essential, not only for your physical well being, but your mental well being also. If you keep yourself in top physical and mental condition, you will be better able to fight off illness and infections, and you will heal quicker from bodily injury. You will understand why it is important to exercise specifically for the heart, hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, and cellulite for women. You will learn to consider exercise equipment that is just right for you and stop wasting money on those exercise gadgets that you don’t need. This book will explain how to schedule an effective workout program and enlighten you on the importance of stretching, and how to stretch, before and after any physical activity. There are many different forms of stretching exercises. You should strive to learn as many as possible so that you can vary your stretching exercises from one workout to the next and hopefully you won’t become bored and lose interest. If you do stretching exercises before and after each workout, you will begin to realize the tremendous benefits, and how it makes you feel. You will learn what your core muscles are and the importance of conditioning and strengthening for a more effective workout. You will also learn about cardio respiratory fitness and increasing the endurance of your workouts. You will understand why it is important to add variety to your workouts to alleviate boredom and possibly quitting altogether. You will learn about low intensity and high intensity workouts. If you have been working out for a while, then most likely you’ve questioned the intensity of your program, and whether or not you’re ready to increase the intensity. In reality the intensity of any exercise program should be determined by what you are physically able to do. You will gain a better understanding of energy or Chi, how it moves, and how it can be blocked. Oriental medicine has a history that is thousands of years old. This fact alone gives credibility to this practice and philosophy. Although it is not as widely known as westernized medicine it is gaining in popularity. You will learn about the different types and benefits of massage. There is no doubt that massage therapy is an effective stress reducer as well. Not only does it relieve aches and pains of the body, but quiets the mind, (you don’t even think about what’s causing you stress) and revitalizes the spirit. Massage therapy improves blood circulation, helps excrete toxins from the body, and helps you relax. This book will provide you with information about the benefits of walking and engaging in a regular program of doing so. You will also learn about the healthy benefits of bicycling, the right and wrong way to ride, the different types of bicycles, as well as clothing and accessories.
Johnny Sprang is the owner and chief editor of Sprang Publishing Company. The mission of Sprang Publishing is to provide you with excellent quality information designed to help you improve the quality of life. Currently he publishes his own writings and material but that may change in the near future.
Johnny is a family man and retired business professional. His resume includes many years of active service with the United States Air Force during and after the Viet Nam War and with the United States Navy Reserve during college. He has also been a business manager, professional sales representative, account executive, insurance agent, and mortgage broker.
In addition to writing on topics that he is passionate about, Johnny spends most of his time enjoying his family and grandkids, on nice days he goes hiking or walking through the woods, and practices Tai Chi. Johnny studies and practices the martial arts he learned while living in Japan when he was in his mid twenties. He has studied Judo, earned a brown belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate, and a black belt in Korean Hapkido. Johnny’s creative interest, and probably his number one passion is songwriting. Country, Southern Rock, and Folk music are his tastes. He currently has a CD of songs he has co-written with a good friend and recorded by a popular band in Nashville, Tennessee, and another CD planned for release next year.
The books that Johnny writes cover topics that nearly affect everyone and are based on his own education, experiences, and experiences of others.read more