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  • Published: 26 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742539270
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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Buck Up: The Real Bloke's Guide to Getting Healthy and Living Longer


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All Black legend Buck Shelford shares his personal struggles with weight loss and healthy living that will strike a chord with men everywhere

All Black legend Buck Shelford was the epitome of brute strength, determination and athletic prowess. It was a shock to New Zealand sports fans, then, when he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 2005, which he subsequently overcame with treatment. More recently, after a public battle with his weight, Buck successfully shed over 25 kilos.
Accessible and user-friendly, Buck Up draws on Buck's personal experience with health issues, but goes far beyond – along with highly regarded sports scientist Dr Grant Schofield, Buck offers a wide array of information and realistic tips to improve the quality of life for Kiwi males and their loved ones.
A book full of big ideas and practical advice, as well as a good dose of blokey humour, Buck Up promises to positively alter awareness of and approaches to men's health, for both everyday males and practitioners.
 

  • Pub date: 26 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742539270
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the Author

Buck Shelford

Wayne 'Buck' Shelford, an All Black of 48 games, 31 as captain (1985–90), was the epitome of brute strength and athletic prowess throughout his rugby career.

His public health battles - firstly with lymphatic cancer, then with his weight - shocked rugby fans across New Zealand, but ultimately allowed Buck to spearhead an awareness campaign for men's health issues. He is now an ambassador for Jenny Craig and the co-author of Buck Up: The Real Bloke's Guide to Getting Healthy and Living Longer.

Buck continues to maintain an active public profile, including various presenting and commentating roles for Maori TV and writing for the New Zealand Herald.

He and his wife Jo live on Auckland's North Shore.


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