Rippe Health Publishing: Consumer Trade Books

Preventing & Reversing Heart Disease For DummiesPreventing & Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies

Preventing & Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies includes the most up-to-date information on coronary heart disease and its treatment. This resource covers new ways to diagnose and treat both short- and long-term complications of heart disease, the latest medications, updated diet and exercise plans, the lowdown on recognizing the risk factors and warning signs of a heart attack, determining if you have heart disease, distinguishing between angina, heart attack, and stroke, and much more.

Your Plan for a Balanced LifeYour Plan for a Balanced Life

This book by Dr. Rippe was published by Thomas Nelson Publishers in December 2007. This book focuses on practical strategies for improving nutrition, regular physical activity and overall well being in the context of achieving greater balance within an individual’s life.

High Performance Health WorkbookHigh Performance Health Workbook

Dr. Rippe’s workbook to accompany High Performance Health was published in November 2007. It contains both individual and group exercises to help individuals develop practical applications to accompany Dr. Rippe’s major trade book, High Performance Health.

High Performance HealthHigh Performance Health

Dr. Rippe’s trade book, High Performance Health, was published in June 2007 and was the lead book on Thomas Nelson’s spring/summer list for 2007. In this landmark, book Dr. Rippe offers guidance for individuals seeking to turn their health into a high performance tool.

Joe Montana’s Family Playbook for Managing High Blood PressureJoe Montana’s Family Playbook for Managing High Blood Pressure

Dr. Rippe served as the executive editor for this publication. Dr. Rippe and football legend Joe Montana have been traveling around the country several days per month for the last five years on a national wide hypertension education campaign entitled “BP Success Zone.” In addition to Dr. Rippe, featured on the cover of this book are Joe Montana and his wife Jennifer Montana.

Weight Loss That LastsWeight Loss That Lasts

Break through the 10 big diet myths! In this book, renowned expert Dr. James M. Rippe and Weight Watchers give you the scientific knowledge you need to break through the myths, get off the dieting roller coaster, and shed those pounds for keeps.

Heart Disease for DummiesHeart Disease for Dummies

The startling truth is, one American dies of heart disease every 33 seconds—almost one million deaths each year—and almost one in four Americans has one or more types of heart disease. However, it’s also true that it is possible to prevent, treat, and even reverse heart disease—and this plain English guide shows you how!

The Joint Health PrescriptionThe Joint Health Prescription

The Joint Health Prescription, 8 weeks to Stronger, Healthier, Younger Joints, published in 2001, contains the results of the breakthrough study conducted at Rippe Lifestyle Institute that showed marked improvement in joint health through the use of a gelatin-based supplement. It provides a comprehensive joint health program combining the benefits of this supplement with a program of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

The Healthy Heart Cookbook For DummiesThe Healthy Heart Cookbook For Dummies

The Healthy Heart Cookbook For Dummies, a companion book to Dr. Rippe's popular The Healthy Heart For Dummies, provides practical information on healthful nutrition practices as well as over 100 recipes developed by top chefs from across North America. Published in 2000, this book was co-authored by Dr. James Rippe, Amy Myrdal, MS, RD, Angela Kirkpatrick, RD, and Mary Abbott Waite, PhD.

LifePak Lifestyle SystemLifePak Lifestyle System

Dr. Rippe wrote LifePak Lifestyle System, a book published in 1999 that incorporates information on physical activity, proper nutrition and appropriate supplementation as part of a series of books written on behalf of Pharmanex.

The Healthy Heart For DummiesThe Healthy Heart For Dummies

Dr. Rippe wrote The Healthy Heart For Dummies, which is the flagship book in the health care division for the popular "...For Dummies" series. The book, published in 1999, contains useful and motivational information for individuals who wish to prevent heart disease as well as for those who already suffer from these conditions and want to improve their health.

Fit Over FortyFit Over Forty

Fit Over Forty was published in 1996. It contains the results of the landmark study conducted at Rippe Lifestyle Institute that established the first-ever-comprehensive fitness standards for individuals between the ages of 40 and 79. Forwards to Fit Over Forty were written by baseball legend Nolan Ryan and skating legend Peggy Fleming.

The Polar Fat Free and Fit Forever ProgramThe Polar Fat Free and Fit Forever Program

The Polar Fat Free and Fit Forever Program, written by Dr. Rippe in 1994 and co-authored by Karla Dougherty, shows how heart rate monitoring to assess exercise intensity can be utilized in conjunction with regular physical activity and proper nutrition to help individuals improve fitness and lose weight.

The Exercise Exchange ProgramThe Exercise Exchange Program

The Exercise Exchange Program, published in 1992, combines proper nutrition with strength training and aerobic exercise to help people lose weight and maintain a healthy body weight while preserving lean muscle mass.

Complete Book of Fitness WalkingComplete Book of Fitness Walking

Complete Book of Fitness Walking, published in 1990, is Dr. Rippe's major summary book concerning all aspects of fitness walking. It contains the landmark one-mile walk test, created and validated by Rippe Lifestyle Institute Research Laboratory, as well as complete walking programs for men and women of all ages.

Rockport Walking ProgramRockport Walking Program

Rockport Walking Program, published in 1989, was Dr. Rippe's first book to combine exercise and sound nutrition to achieve healthy weight management. It includes many heart healthy recipes and structured walking programs to help people lose weight and maintain healthful weights.

Fit for SuccessFit for Success

Fit for Success is Dr. Rippe’s landmark book on strategies for corporate executive to get and remain fit. It was published in 1989 and was based on interviews with over 1,000 CEOs, presidents and executive vice-presidents of major companies including 128 of the Fortune 500 CEOs.

Fitness Walking for WomenFitness Walking for Women

Fitness Walking for Women, written by Dr. Rippe in conjunction with Anne Kashiwa, remains the leading source of information on fitness walking for women of all ages. It continues to sell many copies each year despite the fact that it was published in 1987.

The Sports Performance FactorsThe Sports Performance Factors

The Sports Performance Factors, written in conjunction with Dr. William Southmayd, was Dr. Rippe’s second book for the general public. Published in 1986, it is an excellent source of information on helping individuals maximize their performance through attention to a variety of factors including conditioning, nutrition, mental strategies, and strength and flexibility training.

Fitness WalkingFitness Walking

Fitness Walking, written in conjunction with Robert Sweetgall and Frank Katch, was Dr. Rippe’s first book for the general public. It became an instant best seller and ultimately sold 135,000 copies. In this book Dr. Rippe coined the phrase “fitness walking” to denote walking for health and fitness benefits.