Achieve real gains and remove obstacles in your path to fitness with Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis. David Lyons' program is designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle maintain a healthy lifestyle and includes anecdotes from real people with MS, their limitations and how they followed this plan to reach their fitness goals. The customizable, high-intensity, calorie-burning workout builds lean muscle mass. Find advice and solutions for overcoming mental hurdles, nutrition fundamentals to properly fuel workouts, easily adaptable exercises, and motivation. Everyday Heath and Fitness is a road map for every person who wants to conquer a disease or disability, and just get moving.
"David's story should inspire anybody who has had adversities in their lives how to turn them into victories through exercise and the right mind-set." -Tony Little, fitness icon, award-winning personal trainer, and 2006 National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee " ... offers people with MS a new approach to wellness, seamlessly blending a mind-body approach with practical, down-to-earth guidance about diet and exercise. David Lyons uses his personal experience with MS to make the program inclusive of people with all levels of mobility. -Multiple Sclerosis Foundation "There is no shortage of health and fitness advice on the market, but if I had MS or any mobility challenge and wanted to [feel] the best [I could] despite my obstacles, I would listen to what David has to say. I truly do not know of anyone better qualified to give advice [to] anyone interested in staying fit [who has] MS or other chronic conditions." -Rand McClain, D.O., Performance Sports & Rejuvenation Medicine, Santa Monica, CA "David Lyons's book is one the most comprehensive and sensible approaches to creating and maintaining a healthy life for people stricken with multiple sclerosis. David is not only a leading expert in the fitness industry, but also a pioneer in providing the proper steps to enhancing one's life in every way while battling MS." - Michael Torchia, founder, Operation Fitness, health and wellness expert
David Lyons was a healthy bodybuilder and gym owner when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006 at the age of 47. The doctors told him he would rapidly decline and require a wheelchair. Instead David battled the disease in the gym and challenged himself by competing in an NPC bodybuilding competition. David and his wife Kendra then founded the MS Fitness Challenge, which provides certified fitness professionals to people with MS nationwide for 12 weeks at no cost as well as a gym membership, in an effort to educate and train them in the benefits of exercise and nutrition. He and Kendra have also launched their own gym, the OptimalBody Personal Fitness facility in Murrieta, CA. With American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), David developed the MS Fitness & Wellness Specialist certification, and he currently writes for EverydayHealth.com. David is the recipient of the Most Inspirational Award at the 2009 Florida State Bodybuilding Championship at 50 years old, the National MS Society Milestone Award, the Health Advocate Achievement Award (alongside Lou Ferrigno), the Health Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Arnold Schwarzenegger), and the Lifetime Fitness Inspiration Award from the Global Bodybuilding Organization. Jacob Sloane, M.D., Ph.D. is a neurologist at the Multiple Sclerosis clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, working to enhance the high level care of Multiple Sclerosis patients at this institution and to conduct Multiple Sclerosis related research. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Boston University Medical School. His PhD in pathology was performed in Carmela Abraham's laboratory at Boston University. He completed an internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a Neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital. He started his own laboratory in 2009.
Foreword by Daymond John Introduction Part 1 Preparing for Change and a Healthier You 1 Just Get Moving: Find Motivation and Inspiration 2 Achieve Mental Fitness: Make Lifestyle Changes for a Healthy Mind 3 Everyday Nutrition: Eat Right to Reach Your Goals Part 2 The Multi-Phase Plan to Achieve Your Optimal Body 4 Getting Started: Know the Terms and Tools 5 Phase 1: Adapt Your Workouts, Build Muscle, and Lose Fat 6 Phase 2: Jump-Start Your Metabolism Acknowledgments About the Authors Appendix: Sample Fitness and Nutrition Journal Index