“Stroke Recovery: What Now?” by Tracy L. Markley

After a patient has a stroke, they need to continue the recovery process once being discharged from the hospital. In Ms. Tracy Markley’s book, “Stroke Recovery What Now?: When Physical Therapy Ends, But Your Recovery Continues,” the author shares her knowledge of teaching her readers the medical terms they need to know and the exercises they can do to continue their recovery process after their hospital stay. … More “Stroke Recovery: What Now?” by Tracy L. Markley

“Biomechanics of Your Body” by Tracy L. Markley

Tracy L. Markley has written and received awards for many books of her books centering on health and the human body; much of her background and education revolves around fitness education with a mile-long resume to serve as her credentials. With a clear passion for the field of physical fitness, “Biomechanics of Your Body: A Simplified Way to Learn Human Movement and Muscles” reads similar to a textbook (but much more interesting!), with the facts, science, and helpful diagrams displayed alongside advice and suggestions given by the author to ensure proper form and safety are followed, to prevent harm to the individual. The information covers nearly every part of the inner workings of the human body, mainly separated into two main categories of skeletal bones and muscles, but branching into specific areas, such as where the muscles are located (i.e., abdominal, upper body, spine, back, hips, legs, etc.).

So the reader isn’t left in the dark, confused, and wondering what various terms mean, helpful definitions are provided that cover slightly more than two pages. Following the definitions are some movement illustrations with detailed instructions on how to perform the movement and the muscles that are activated while doing each one to learn their importance and relevance to either your specific and targeted health goals or your goals overall for general physical health (that *bonus* can improve mental and emotional health as well!). … More “Biomechanics of Your Body” by Tracy L. Markley