A few days ago I received a copy of Body Electric by Margaret Richard to review. I have to be honest, I never heard of Margaret Richard before. Apparently she has been a popular personality on PBS for 18 years, I guess I’ve been living under a rock!
The book is split into two parts. The first is information about getting motivated, building muscle and general information about activity and health. The information is geared towards an *cough* older audience. I don’t like that term but I’m not sure how else to say it. Let’s just say there is a chapter on menopause an body shape. I appreciated the information but I’m a little out of the demographic and felt that while reading.
The second half is an illustrated exercise guide. The chapters are split by body part and Margaret illustrates all of the moves. They are very uncomplicated and use minimal equipment, hand weights, chairs, and an exercise ball. The information was very clear and concise and I liked that variations were offered to increase the intensity.
Overall, I have to admit seeing Margaret at age 60 and reading her advice is very motivating. She is very inspirational!