Book review

02 January 2018
Volume 26 · Issue 1

The intention of this book is to provide the reader with useful information about health and exercise, motivation and answers to the frequently thought (but perhaps not asked) questions that women have throughout their life, from onset of menstruation to life after menopause. It covers a range of pertinent women's health topics in bitesize chapters, which lends itself to women's busy lifestyle as it can easily be read at intervals.

The title is a little ambiguous, as at face value, it suggests that this is a book for women who are already undertaking active exercise. In fact, the book is relevant and helpful to all women, whatever their level of exercise. It is written with such insight into women's thinking (even down to the excuses, such as not enough time to exercise), that it is a great read for all women, and it would be a shame if not all women saw themselves as the target audience for the book. On a personal note, as a pre-menopausal, overweight woman, I found the book motivating, honest and informative, but I would not have given it a second glance in a book shop as the cover and title does not make me feel this book is relevant to me.

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