"Sitting Kills, Moving Heals" Receives National Recognition Through Indie Excellence Awards

The National Indie Excellence Awards recognize former NASA scientist's book "Sitting Kills, Moving Heals - How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness and Early Death - and Exercise Alone Won't"
July 9, 2012 - PRLog -- Culpeper, VA --  The Sixth Annual National Indie Excellence Awards recognized Sitting Kills Moving Heals – How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness and Early Death - and Exercise Alone Won’t by Joan Vernikos PhD as a Finalist in the Health-General category.

This national award, based in Los Angeles, CA is open to all English language books including small presses, university presses, independent publishers and self-published authors. Works published in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 were eligible for consideration.

The competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation. “We appreciate you, we applaud you and thank you for your great work. You are contributing to make independent publishing a great sector in the literary community,” said Ellen Reid, President of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards.
In addition to recognition for the book, Sitting Kills, Moving Heals has been awarded a prize of a Virtual Book Tour, managed by JKS Communication, and scheduled for late August.

Sitting Kills, Moving Heals is a book of non-fiction. In it, Dr. Joan Vernikos, former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division, presents a comprehensive scientific explanation for why Americans are so unhealthy — and delivers the solution, an easy-to-follow, scientifically proven plan to restore Americans’ health. Vernikos uncovers the unsuspected medical connection between the health dangers of weightlessness in space and the chronic diseases caused by sedentary lifestyles here on Earth. In her research at NASA, Vernikos discovered that movement that resists the force of gravity is essential to good health. In weightlessness, astronauts, who are far fitter than the average adult, seem to rapidly age; their muscles, bones and overall health degenerate to levels usually seen in elderly people. Vernikos found that keeping subjects lying in bed continuously — an extreme form of the typical American lifestyle — caused the same health problems as extended weightlessness.
Sitting Kills, Moving Heals shows that the key to reversing the damage of sedentary living is to put gravity back in your life through frequent, non-strenuous actions that resist the force of gravity throughout the day, 365 days a year. It puts the control over our health back in each of our hands.

“I am thrilled by this recognition by the Indie Excellence Book Awards and hope that this can accelerate adoption of the important health information in Sitting Kills, Moving Heals,” says author Dr. Joan Vernikos.

For more information on Dr. Joan Vernikos and the book please visit http://www.joanvernikos.com  

For more information on the award please visit: http://www.indieexcellence.com/index.html
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