The First 20 Minutes

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The First 20 Minutes

Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer

By Gretchen Reynolds

Hudson Street Press, Hardcover, 9781594630934, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2012

A quick guide to getting in shape and improving performance from New York Times Phys Ed columnist and author of the New York Times Bestseller "The First 20 Minutes"
Do you "really" know how to get fit and healthy?
Bringing us cutting edge research and science-based prescriptions, Gretchen Reynolds shows us what we do and do not need to do to reach out fitness goals, whether that means running a marathon or just getting off the couch or. Busting popular myths, looking at which supplements actually work, giving us the lowdown on weight training, and singing the praises of just standing up, "The First 20 Minutes Personal Trainer" is the guide to take wherever you take your workout.

About the Author
GRETCHEN REYNOLDS pens the Phys Ed column for the "New York Times," which appears on the Well blog online and in the Science Times print section. An award-winning journalist, her byline has appeared in the "New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; AARP Magazine; Popular Science"; and "Outside," among others. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico."

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Have you thought about switching to barefoot running? New York Times exercise columnist Gretchen Reynolds did � and promptly injured herself. She details what she did wrong � and how to keep your own feet healthy � in her new book, The First 20 Minutes. More at

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New York Times "Phys Ed" columnist Gretchen Reynolds has some simple advice for staying healthy: Stand up. Move around. In her new book, The First 20 Minutes, she explains the hazards of a sedentary lifestyle, and details some of the surprisingly simple ways to stay fit. More at

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