Robert J. Davis, Ph.D. is an award-winning health journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, PBS, WebMD and in The Wall Street Journal. He is president of Everwell, an Atlanta-based company that produces and distributes health-related video content, and hosts a series of “Healthy Skeptic” videos that debunk common health myths. Davis is the author of two other consumer health books, Coffee Is Good for You and The Healthy Skeptic. A graduate of Princeton University, he holds a master’s degree in public health from Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and a PhD in health policy from Brandeis University, where he was a Pew Foundation Fellow.
Fitter Faster slices through fads and misconceptions to reveal how you can exercise quickly and effectively. The book’s illustrated, easy-to-follow workout plans for all fitness levels require as little as 15 minutes a day, providing aerobic, muscle-building, and fat-burning benefits that are similar to—or even greater than—what you’d get from much longer regimens.
Examining everything from pre-workout stretches to post-workout protein shakes, Fitter Faster is packed with practical tips such as how to get and stay motivated, what clothing and equipment to buy, which dietary supplements really help (and which don’t), and how to combat muscle soreness.
It also dispels common fitness myths, revealing why walking 10,000 steps a day may be overrated; why morning may not be the optimal time to exercise; why jogging may actually be good for your knees; and why you may need less water during exercise than you’ve heard.
This accessible guide to exercise will inspire you to get going, help you keep you moving, and forever change the way you work out.