類別:心靈養生/保健新知.運動.
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Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age
不老健將:任何年齡都能有菁英表現的新科學
版本: 精裝288頁  2018 年 5 月 1 日  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 出版
ISBN:978-0544809987
內容介紹

日本、英國版權已售

對健身科技的最新進展,最生動、也最深入的報導,

顯露今日菁英與業餘運動員比以往精力更持久的祕密 

年齡與體能競賽,兩者永遠無法分開來論。追根究底,體能競賽挑戰我們的生理極限,而年齡是最終也最頑強的那道關卡。透過體育和運動,我們多數人首次體驗到老化的現實,隨著人口老化,我們也愈來愈能體認到健身在人生中的重要性。 

 

年過三十五歲的運動員,在每個美國大型體育聯賽中的數量,比起過去數十年來可說是成長驚人。湯姆.布雷迪(Tome Brady,美式足球球員)、梅伯.柯菲斯基(Meb Keflezighi,馬拉松選手)、克麗.沃什爾(Kerri Walsh Jennings,沙灘排球選手)、柯比.布萊恩(Kobe BryantNBA球員)、大衛.歐提茲(David Ortiz,職棒選手)、羅傑.費德勒(Roger Federer,網球選手)、凱利.斯萊特(Kelly Slater,衝浪運動員)等頂尖專業運動員與奧運選手組成了一群新人種,推翻了體育生涯壽命的既定觀念。從他們身上,我們能看出運動的表現巔峰「不再是曇花一現,而是老當益壯。」 

羅馬不是一日造成的。體育科學對運動員老化過程的了解日新月異,外科與醫學技術更是進展飛快,舉目隨處可見不只能保證延緩老化、更能徹底回春的科技,就算對只在週末運動的人來說也是意義非凡。從平衡板、冰管到甜菜與櫻桃雞尾酒,本書所揭露的祕密,將能前所未有地延長你的巔峰年代。

作者介紹

Jeff Bercovici,記者、體育迷及運動員,目前是《Inc.》雜誌科技與創業議題駐外記者,曾是富比士資深編輯與作者,報導美式足球綠灣包裝工(Green Bay Packers)隊的新聞。他曾入圍2013年新聞業「鏡獎」(Mirror Awards),並為《花花公子》(Playboy)、《GQ》、《Details》、《Glamour》與《紐約時報》(New York Times)等雜誌撰稿。 

作者官網:http://jeffbercovici.com

作者Twitterhttps://twitter.com/jeffbercovici

書評

“When it comes to aging, athletes are like canaries in the coal mine—they feel its effects decades before the rest of us. In Play On, Jeff Bercovici gives us a fascinating look at how older elite athletes use science, strategy, and wisdom to keep up with (and often beat) the youngsters. Playing keeps us young, and this is must read for anyone who believes age is no reason to quit.” 

Bill Gifford, New York Times bestselling author of Spring Chicken and Ledyard

"As an athlete who is competing past my so-called “prime,” Play On goes to the heart of some of the biggest questions around longevity and performance that I’ve been pondering these past few years. It’s an utterly fascinating and entertaining blend of science and storytelling that anyone interested in staying fit as they age, should read. (And, if you're like me, underline obsessively)." 

–Shalane Flanagan, four-time Olympian, winner of the 2017 New York City Marathon, and NY Times best-selling author of Run Fast. Eat Slow

“From the surprising science of why Olympic cyclists try to think like kids in competition to the strategy behind Carli Lloyd's rise from benchwarmer to soccer phenom, Play On illuminates a dimension of high-performance sports seldom seen on primetime. Told through an engaging cast of characters, Bercovici's book is a must-read not only for the athlete trying to gain an edge, but for the rest of us interested in living longer, healthier lives. In richly-engaging prose, the mysteries of long and strong careers of today's sports stars are revealed -- along with fascinating lessons that could change how all of us view health and fitness.”

–Mary Pilon, best-selling author of The Kevin Show and The Monopolists

"[An] energetic romp through sports gerontology . . . Bercovici smartly separates science from quackery . . .while offering colorful reportage . . . [and] stimulating information and practical insights to health-minded readers."

Publishers Weekly

"A solid work of sports journalism and encouraging reading for jocks who are late to the game but committed to the win all the same."

Kirkus Reviews