The Paleo lifestyle is hot right now and that interest has created quite a number of books such as Your Primal Body: The Paleo Way to Living Lean, Fit, and Healthy at Any Age by Mikki Reilly. The idea in this book is to find the inner healthy body you have and get that going once again. When you are doing things the way you genetically are meant to do things, your health in all aspects will improve. The book is primarily broken into three parts that discuss why our ancestors did when they did, the 5 step program of this book, and how you can do it for a lifetime.
“Part 1: The Primal Body: Our Genetic Inheritance” begins the book after a forward by Dr. Art De Vany as well as a four page introduction guide to the book from the author. This section explains that like our cave ancestors, our best choice food wise is a diet that is low carb with high protein and the right kind of fats. The right way to lose weight, exercise, and to live healthier as well as longer as one reverses the aging process are some of the topics covered in the three chapters of Part I.
“Part II: The 5-Step Primal Body Program” consists of five chapters beginning on page 49. “Chronic Inflammation” is a problem for many people and how to stop it by the right eating leads off tis section. Not only does the author go through the myths on various things, she also provides detailed information on what to eat and what to avoid. She also suggests what supplements should be taken as well as what ones should be avoided. Also included here is information on how to obtain pain free muscle movement, specific exercises and techniques to help restore movement and flexibility, building muscles, and increasing your metabolic rate. A number of exercises are explained in the chapter of this section and the text is accompanied by small black and white pictures depicting the movements.
“Part III: Putting It All Together: Your Primal Body Plan For Lifelong Health and Fitness” is all about taking all the information you have gotten in the book and coming up with your own plan uniquely suited to you. The author explains how to do that starting on page 151 with suggestions on eating with meal plans and recipes, exercise and duration suggestions, and basic information designed to help you stay on the lifestyle.
The book concludes with various appendices devoted to resources, books and works cited, along with a conversion chart. Also included is multi-page index.
Your Primal Body: The Paleo Way to Living Lean, Fit, and Healthy at Any Age by Mikki Reilly is a straightforward instructional manual for living a better lifestyle. Written by a former body builder and certified fitness trainer with more than 20 years’ experience, the book is written in a plain spoken style giving readers solidly good information on how they can change their lives for the better. Along with testimonials from clients of the program, pictures and details, a caring supportive spirit comes through on every page encouraging readers to give it a shot.
Your Primal Body: The Paleo Way to Living Lean, Fit, and Healthy at Any Age
Da Capo Press (Perseus Books Group)
Paperback (e-book available)
Material supplied by the author in exchange for my objective review.
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