Debra Daley looks at more than 50 common health conditions and explains how specific exercises can help to reduce their symptoms and stave off illness. Along with the hard evidence about the benefits of different types of exercise, Debra keeps it simple all the way, telling you what to do, how often to do it, and why it works: discover how to help prevent chronic health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and arthritis, but also ways to make a positive difference to normal experiences such as pregnancy, sexual wellbeing and ageing. With a directory describing a range of exercises that details how they can help disease prevention, "Body Moves" is a must-have book for anyone who wants to permanently improve their health.
Debra Daley is a leading journalist specialising in health, writing for Vogue (see her feature Are You Too Clean? in the September issue), Hello! and Australian Women's Weekly, Australasia's largest monthly circulation, for which until recently she was features editor. A British citizen born in New Zealand and living in London, Debra has a background as a medical copywriter for GlaxoSmithKline and Merck, Sharp and Dohme, and as a health editor for Auckland District Health Board and the New Zealand Ministry of Health. Debra believes she owes her good health to decades of exercise. Formerly a competitive long-jumper, tennis player and runner, she has participated in many forms of regular physical activity, including hiking, dance, gym work, weight training, boxing, Pilates and tai chi. She has been a practitioner of yoga and meditation for more than ten years.