The Female Body Bible

The Female Body Bible

A Revolution in Women's Health and Fitness

Summary

UNDERSTAND YOUR BODY TO EMPOWER YOURSELF FOR LIFE.

This book will help you create healthy habits that consider all aspects of female health at every life stage, including how to:

* harness your hormones to improve your cycle symptoms, work productivity and exercise habits
* fuel your body to have the energy you need to smash your goals
* exceed your personal best for fun, fitness or competition
* exercise safely and build strength to benefit your long-term health
* equip you with the knowledge to manage injuries that women are more prone to than men
* change the language used to talk to adolescent girls about their bodies and give them the confidence to advocate for themselves
* confidently communicate with your health and fitness practitioners, friends, partners or colleagues about health issues you may be facing

Merging the latest science with the combined experience of its three expert authors: NHS doctor Bella Smith, sports research scientist Dr Emma Ross and athletic coach Baz Moffat, The Female Body Bible busts the myths and taboos that persist around women's bodies.

This isn't just a book, it's a movement - a call to action. Every woman deserves to know more about her body and everyone, regardless of their sex, needs to know more about women's bodies to remove the vestiges of secrecy and shame once and for all. This is the playbook of all the elements that go into getting the most out of your body, and a selection of strategies that you can try to find out what works for you and your incredible body.

Instead of prioritising how a body looks, we need to focus on how it feels and functions. When we listen to our body, understand how it works and embrace and nurture it, health, fitness and happiness will follow.

Reviews

  • Finally, fitness advice that women can trust ... Drawing on science and their experiences, this formidable trio have produced a furious, taboo-busting book.
    The Times

About the authors

Emma Ross

Dr Emma Ross is a scientist, researcher and practitioner. Before founding The Well she was Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Sport, she is the woman behind several breakthrough initiatives that ensure active women - and their support teams - are empowered with the knowledge they need about women's bodies, across their lifetimes.
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Baz Moffat

Baz Moffat is a former Team GB rower, trainer and coach. With 20 years' experience working in fitness and sport, Baz is a prominent voice in the women's health movement. Baz specialises in core strength and the pelvic floor - a pivotal yet vastly underappreciated nucleus in the female body.
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Bella Smith

Dr Bella Smith is an NHS GP with over 20 years' experience, a women's health advocate and an ambassador for The Eve Appeal. Under her moniker 'The Digital GP', Bella is a long time media consultant, adding insight and opinions on women's medical issues, the entrenched and harmful taboos in women's health discourse, and reproductive health and wellbeing.
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