Author: Z Altug
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1-4975-9823-2

For something to be sustainable, it needs to be adaptable,” Z Altug writes in the introduction to his book, Sustainable Fitness: A Practical Guide to Health, Healing, and Wellness.

This six-hundred-and-twenty-two-page paperback targets those looking for a comprehensive all-over-the-body informational tool regarding exercise, nutrition, sleep, purpose, habits, and stress. After a disclaimer, author’s biography, acknowledgments, preface, and introduction, the manual is divided into six sections: health/wellness/performance, healing and recovery, weight management and nutrition, mind and body training, training guidelines, and exercising menus. It ends with resources, an epilogue, glossary, appendices, references, and index.

Set in a bullet-point format with highlighted titles, sidebars, and black and white photographs, its random collection includes charts, menus, lists, and many online references and websites related health and well-being.

By finding purpose, adopting healthy habits, maintaining stress, getting adequate sleep, eating nutritiously, and exercising, one can become sustainably fit.

With so many topics that the book covers, it offers a myriad of ideas, solutions, and types of exercises. The subjects range from reasons to limit alcohol or caffeine, healing in regard to colors, music, and aromatherapy, phytonutrients and water for health, yoga, pilates, tai chi, and qigong training, good posture basics, and fitness routines for osteoporosis, muscle building, golf, and mini office breaks to name a few. I like that some of the proceeds of this book will help support further research in physical therapy and medicine.

Some may find the contents routine with little new information regarding how to take care of oneself. It has quite a bit of website references to look up that may not be helpful for those without computer access.

With more than twenty-five years experience as a licensed physical therapist and performance specialist, Altug is a PT, DPT, MS, and CSCS who has co-authored a prior book. He lives in Los Angeles.

With the sporadic jumping around of topics, the organization style is a little hard to track, especially if you want to look up a topic that is not listed in the index (such as exercises for a bad back).
If you are looking for a thick book that covers a plethora of topics related to the body, mind, and spirit, this may be a simple and well-rounded resource that gives you generalized answers.

Thanks to Bookpleasures for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on my unbiased, honest opinion.