The Spark

The Spark

The Revolutionary New Plan to Get Fit and Lose Weight-10 Minutes at a Time

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FAST, EASY, ANYWHERE FITNESS
What if you could get fit, lower your cholesterol, and lose weight without ever exercising for more than ten minutes at a time?
In the world of the The Spark, that "what if" can become a reality. Based on the groundbreaking Spark 2000 study conducted at the University of Virginia, The Spark shows you how ten-minute bursts of exercise can improve your level of fitness and help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and cancer as effectively as an hour at the gym three times a week. With The Spark you don't have to squeeze exercise into an already hectic schedule. Instead, you can work out wherever and whenever you want with complete, ten-minute
  • HEAD-TO-TOE STRENGTH-TRAINING SPARKS,
  • FAT-BURNING AEROBIC SPARKS, AND
  • YOGA-LIKE SPARKS FOR FLEXIBILITY AND STRESS RELIEF.

These techniques, combined with The Spark's energy-fueling and easy weight-loss food plan, will get you on the road to good health and vitality for life!
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743201568 | 
  • January 2002
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Chapter One: What Is the Spark?

On May 10, at 1:12 P.M., Jon Krakauer, one of the survivors of the ill-fated 1996 Mount Everest expedition, made it to the top: 29,028 feet above sea level, the highest point in the world and the intense, shining focus of the past two months. He stayed at the summit, one foot in China, one in Nepal, for approximately ten minutes.

It's an old cliché that academics in ivory towers are not in touch with everyday folks. You wouldn't necessarily put exercise physiologists in that group. After all, we deal with activity: we're out there on the tracks, in the parks, at the gym.

You'd be... see more

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