Thursday, January 1, 2009

Running for Dummies or Safety Made Easy

Running for Dummies

Author: Florence Griffith Joyner

Running For Dummies is for everyone with a desire to run. If you’re a reforming couch potato, it helps ease you into a healthier lifestyle. If you have Olympic aspirations, take a look at different ways to improve your training. This easy-to-understand guide is also for those who want to:

  • Lose weight
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Live longer
  • Relieve stress
  • Boost creativity
  • Find a fun way to exercise

Find dependable guidance for buying running shoes. Explore ways to maximize your training program. Discover the races you’ll enjoy running. Coauthored by the “World’s Fastest Woman” and World Record holder Florence (Flo-Jo) Griffith Joyner, Running For Dummies has world-class advice on these topics and many more:

  • Nutrition and weight loss
  • Hitting your stride
  • Speed training
  • Reaching your peak
  • The day of the race
  • Marathon training
  • Identifying and treating injuries
  • Cross-training and treadmill training
  • Running for kids and seniors
Run around the block or around town. Tired of pavement? Run through the woods. Keep track of your personal progress in handy running logs in the back of the book and enjoy full-color photos of Flo-Jo competing. Improve your health, feel good about yourself, and have fun! With several million runners on the road today, you’ll find a lot of company, encouragement, and friends benefiting from this healthy and fun activity.

Library Journal

Fabled runner Griffith Joyner ("Flo-Jo") died in September 1998, in the midst of this book project, co-written with Hanc (The Essential Runner, LJ 3/1/94). In the familiar, attractive "...for Dummies" format, the usual subjects are covered: benefits, mechanics, motivation, shoes, nutrition, stretches, hill training, safety, weather, regimen, races (leading up to a marathon), injuries, cross-training, and weights. Photos of Flo-Jo enhance the section on techniques, stretches, and weights. Although the book is geared toward both sexes, one chapter addresses special concerns for women, children, and seniors. Overall, the authors have provided the tools beginning runners need while giving more advanced runners sound advice, too. The book is not gadget-happy, except for one superfluous section on cross-training equipment like stationary bicycles. An excellent purchase for both public and academic libraries. (Index and 16-page color photo tribute to Griffith Joyner not seen.)--Kathryn Ruffle, Coll. of New Caledonia Lib., Prince George, BC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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Safety Made Easy: A Checklist Approach to OSHA Compliance

Author: John R Grubbs

If you're new to the safety field, or if you've just been given safety responsibilities, making sense of your compliance responsibilities can be overwhelming! This newly updated and easy-to-read guide is your key to understanding and complying with the Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1900-1910.END. It addresses common OSHA regulations in alphabetical order and helps eliminate the regulatory circles that make compliance difficult.


This guide to complying with Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations covers such areas as confined spaces, exits, portable power tools, records to be maintained, stairs, and training. The second edition adds sections on forklifts, personal protective equipment and ergonomics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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