Strong Women Stay Young is Dr. Nelson’s first book based on research that she and her colleagues conducted on strength training and bone density. The study made worldwide news when the results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. After a year of strength training twice per week the participants in the study had less fat and more muscle; bone loss was prevented or reversed; their strength and energy increased dramatically; and they showed surprising gains in balance and flexibility. Strong Women Stay Young shows how women can achieve the same benefits at home, in a program tailored to her individual needs.
Miriam E. Nelson, PhD with Sarah Wernick, PhD. Bantam Books, 288 pages, April 1997 (revised edition published in 2000).