Thursday, April 29, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Cardiofitness Can Save Your Life by Forrest Blanding

Book Description:

(from Amazon)

Cardio Fitness Can Save Your Life is a readable analysis of new findings from scientific research on exercise that reveal its even larger importance to health, and how we can exercise much more efficiently for a longer and more enjoyable life.

We are told incessantly that we should exercise, buy not accurately how we need to exercise to usefully improve our health. Many are now wasting time doing far more incorrect exercise than is useful. Author and scientific analyst Forrest Blanding first showed the importance of cardiofitness to health in his 1982 book, The Pulse Point Plan (Random House). His new book is cited as ''excellent'' by top authority Dr. Kenneth Cooper, who is known as the ''Father of aerobic exercise.'' Cardio Fitness Can Save Your Life provides new insights on how we need to exercise to achieve better health.

He shows us how to measure our cardio progress with a new, simple-to-use Cardiofitness Point method, and how a correct Cardio Fitness ratio can be more important to our heath and future life than cholesterol, blood pressure, or even smoking! He shows how proper walking can be ten times more productive to health than ordinary walking. He also shows readers how to formulate new and more efficient moderate exercise programs for cardio and overall health, and how to make our future years significantly more healthy and enjoyable!


My Thoughts:

Well.....this one can scare the poopie out of ya (in a good way LOL)and make you want to get up and move!

It was a defenite eye opener on cardio fitness with very detailed, informative, and educational material. The info you read will want to make you exercise! The charts and graphs are great visuals for the reader.

This book really encourages you and focuses on the benefits of cardio exercise to extend your life expectancy. This one is for mature readers who really want in depth info.



Thanks to the publisher I have a copy of this one to giveaway!

If you'd like to enter please leave a comment answering this question: What do you do for exercise?

-open to US residents only
-ends May 15th

**review copy provided by the publisher


  1. I take 1-2 spin classes a week and supplement with 30 min elliptical or treadmill work. I don't do enough strength training because it is just so boring...Zzzz, zzz. I do think exercise is critical not just for physical health but emotional health as well, I am much more relaxed and content after a good sweat.

    Sounds liek a cool book.

  2. I walk/jog every other day for 45 minutes to an hour. I try to do weights on the weekend when I have more time to spend at the gym. I also do yoga and pilates but not as often as I should.

  3. I love to walk. I have several exercise DVDs but those tend to get boring real fast.

  4. I ride a stationary bike but not as much as I should. With a bum knee & bum foot I have a hard time doing alot of walking. I currently have a cardio issue that as yet has not been fully diagnosed. I will have a Hollter monitor put on me this Monday for 24 hours. I could use this book.

    Smiles and blessings,
    Cindy W.


  5. Hey all! Thanks for stopping by to enter...I love to see how everyone gets their exercise. (I need to do more myself)

    I agree that I think it's boring to and I always try to find something fun to do.

  6. I am SOOO inconsistent with exercise. But right now, I'm doing 25 girl push-ups and 50 sit-ups. Occasionally I'll walk 2-3 miles on the treadmill.

    Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds like it would really help me in my exercise planning.

    krae991 at yahoo dot com

  7. i enjoy walking...especially now since the weather is warmer :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  8. I walk 2.2 miles every day. I haven’t read any of this author’s books, but your review sounds like a book that I would take pleasure in reading. Thanks you so much for hosting this giveaway.


  9. I think almost everyone could use a guide to helping them reach better health, I know I could. I have severe RA so I know I don't get enough exercise.
    I am a follower.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  10. Hehe!! Sorry, dirty mind. I actually live 11 floors up in an apartment complex and a lot of times take the stairs instead of the elevator.

    mckelly74 at gmail dot com