This study looked at what effect aerobic and resistance exercise had on this fat tissue called epicardial and pericardial adipose tissue. This was a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial that included 50 physically inactive adults with abdominal obesity who had 12 weeks of high-intensity endurance or resistance training or no exercise as a control group for comparison. Change in fat tissue around the heart was measured by magnetic resonance imaging.
Researchers report endurance and resistance training reduced epicardial adipose tissue mass but pericardial adipose tissue mass was reduced only by resistance training compared with no exercise. The study has several limitations to consider, including its small size. These findings need to be replicated in other larger studies.
Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc. All three of these women were tough and brave on their own but when they joined forces, they were a force to be reckoned with. I loved the three main characters and their firm belief that they were willing to give up their lives to get the Germans defeated. This is a wonderful book about war and bravery and friendship between strong women. Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book for review.
All opinions are my own. I am still swirling with emotions having just finished reading this extraordinary book!
They were strong women, courageous, facing unimaginable dangers, willing to risk their lives each for their own reasons and loves. Achingly beautiful stories for each women kept me reading with tears and cheers as many cliffhanger chapters kept the pages turning Wow! Achingly beautiful stories for each women kept me reading with tears and cheers as many cliffhanger chapters kept the pages turning far into each night. This is one incredible book, I have not read any of this authors other books but I certainly look forward to doing so.
Lane writes with believable passion, making this a book although fiction seem so very real you just keep all of her characters in your heart and mind I highly recommend this book, for all those who love historical fiction. Apr 27, Jacki Julia Flyte rated it it was ok. I enjoy books set during WW2 about the Resistance - but not this one.
It was so formulaic and superficial. It's about three Resistance workers in France who become close friends. The chapters move between the perspectives of Sophia who is German , Hazel who is English and Rose who is French , but they are so poorly characterised that they all felt like the same person. I read an online interview with the author that she spends one month doing research It d I enjoy books set during WW2 about the Resistance - but not this one. It doesn't ever feel real or credible.
Moreover, the writing is so clunky and wooden! Here are some examples: - "What are you most looking forward to, once this is over? Rose wasn't sure. She honestly wasn't sure. Time and again, people say things like "the night I lost my unborn baby feels like a lifetime ago" - nobody talks like that! View 1 comment. Sep 25, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: audio.
I expected a gritty story from three different woman who join the resistance in WWII and become friends in the face of adversity and horror. What I got was a superficial version of this story where it was difficult to differentiate between the three main characters. I liked some of the drama and settings but all three women felt like the same person which distanced me from them and made the story seem unreal. It's an easy read but too rom 2. It's an easy read but too romanticised for my personal taste.
Dec 28, Fanna rated it it was amazing Shelves: adult , female-author , adventure , read-in , female-protagonist , multiple-pov , digital-review-copy , releases , historical-fiction , action. Wow, I loved this! I was skeptical when picking this up since historical fiction is not always my cup of tea, but now I'm so happy I read this. Hearts of Resistance is a story set in the times of World War II that perfectly features, includes and revolves around women. The plot is centered around three women—Sophia, Rose and Hazel—who work against their expected roles at the time of a war.
Instead of waiting on their partners to return from the battlefield, sewing socks for the soldiers or w Wow, I loved this! Instead of waiting on their partners to return from the battlefield, sewing socks for the soldiers or working in the farms, they take up front-row roles in the underground movement against the Nazis, called The Resistance.
Let's start with the best aspect of this story, the one that won my heart straight away—strong women. I can't emphasize enough about how important it is for me, as a reader, to come across characters who are not just magically or fictionally strong, but realistically powerful. These three women, and a few others who supported them through the story, were exactly that. Each one of them is from a different country—Rose is from France, Sophia is from Germany, and Hazel is from England—and how they end up together as a team in this crusade is a story different for all the three.
Characters in this book grow and a good character development is one of my favorite things to gush about.. There are circumstances, instances and situations that crafts all three of them over the course of the story. Rose was an outspoken wife of a rich businessman and pregnant, Sophia had a Nazi in the name of father and a Jewish boyfriend, while Hazel was engaged to a fighter who clearly didn't deem women fit enough to take up a role that she was intending to.
When they first sign up for this, with or without training, they are scared and they don't know if this would eventually be successful, if they'll ever be able to return home, but they fight anyway. And they don't look dumb at all. More often than not, when characters take impulsive decisions especially risky ones, I tend to consider them a bit stupid but here, they appear willed and positively adamant on playing their roles in this war. The realism in this book! I love a story that not only touches the practical aspects of the setting but also incorporate those in the plot.
People get caught, shot, and brutally killed, because isn't that what happens in a war? Characters die, even when you don't expect them to, because that's bound to happen. In fact, the author didn't overuse the advantage of having female main characters who could use their seductive skills while being undercover; I was so glad to not always have the three of them put on some lipstick and flirt with the Nazis to get out of situations. Kudos for a well thought, well planned and well written novel. Which brings me to yet another appreciable thing about this: writing. Everything from the dialogues to the prose is so precisely concise and yet detailed that nothing reads over-the-top for me.
The novel is written in a third person POV and alternates between the three main leads. It's beautifully planned out with the peaks at all the right places and the revelations at the right pace. Being a war story, there's also enough action and thrill in addition to the women-focused fiction. You keep wondering if they'll be caught in the next scene or if someone's gonna die in the next moment.
Also, there aren't any plot holes, the credit for which I think would go to the ideas loosely based on facts because the general story line was actual during the time of WWII. Overall, this was one amazing read and I would recommend this to all those who like a good historical fiction that doesn't solely revolve around the battlefield but is centered around the unenlightened underground movements, and of course, strong female protagonists.
Blog Twitter Tumblr Jun 10, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: three-star. As a historical novel featuring predominantly women during the Second World War, this was typical of the type of fiction I lean towards. I found the first half of the book much better than the second half, when my attention began to waver and I found myself losing track of the complexities of the storyline. The story is based on the female resistance fighters for the allies during the war. Although loosely based on reality, the women are fictional.
The book intrigued me to find out more about th As a historical novel featuring predominantly women during the Second World War, this was typical of the type of fiction I lean towards. The book intrigued me to find out more about the brave women who risked their lives to rescue soldiers and disrupt German tactics up to and including the Normandy invasion. Such women were also responsible for sending and receiving coded messages and were a fundamental part of the war effort, although often forgotten in the history books.
Having said that, I appreciate the attempt to create a sense of what it was really like for real life resistance fighters during the war. Nothing was as simple as it seems. I may read another book by this author in the future, I just sit firmly on the fence on my recommendation of this one. Jan 17, Goldencam rated it it was amazing.
Hearts of Resistance, by Soraya M. The first third of the book is one long extended recruiting montage in a good way, as we get to know the characters and their motivations. She and Alex have to flee, and she vows to continue fighting the evil regime in any way she can. Rose lost her husband Peter to the war in France, and heads out to their house in Brest to find some comfort, but instead finds wounded Allied soldiers and the Resistance.
Hazel is feeling confined by the expectations for women in Britain, and the desire to do more than just sit at a desk translating French documents. She signs up for a covert mission, and soon finds herself fighting alongside Rose and Sophia in France in the lead up to D-Day. I thoroughly enjoyed this tale. So many of the books and movies about WWII involve the men fighting naturally , or the women pining back home and dealing with loss. It was refreshing to read about some ladies who were out there trying to make a difference, and interesting to learn that there really were woman doing all this, and more probably, in that time.
Jan 09, Erica ricci. Set during WW2 'Hearts of Resistance' follows three women from different backgrounds, exploring their roles in the resistance movement against the Nazis. It reads a lot like a contemporary romance, so you might enjoy it even if historical fiction isn't usually your thing. At times this novel was very suspenseful and each character had a distinct voice and background which was intriguing!
However, the entire plot fast became unrealistic for me and characters didn't quite fully develop, and unfortun Set during WW2 'Hearts of Resistance' follows three women from different backgrounds, exploring their roles in the resistance movement against the Nazis. Yes of course the atrocities committed during WW2 are completely abhorrent, that goes without saying!
But in terms of investing characters in a novel I feel like the author relies on the readers assumed knowledge of the historical subject too heavily. I wanted to 'see' what these ladies experienced in their day to day lives to drive them to such drastic, dangerous measures. Sadly not for me, but I think there's enough there that I'd still encourage you to give it a shot if you've never read anything set during this time period before.
Dec 25, Denise Hershberger rated it liked it. This was my first book by Lane but the cover, title, and back cover caught my eye. I love just about any novel set during WWII and I especially love strong female leads so this one about 3 strong women was perfect. I really enjoyed getting to know each of the women both separately and together. I was especially inspired by Sophia's bravery. In her circumstances I felt she was probably in the most danger for the longest amount of time. Truly though, I admire anyone who did what these ladies did du This was my first book by Lane but the cover, title, and back cover caught my eye.
It would have been absolutely terrifying, yet so important. Some of the relationships in this book were a little too fast for my taste. But, then again during a war things probably can move that fast. I guess when you almost die it changes your perspective on life I received an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley. Jan 17, A. Blog rated it it was amazing. I have always felt a pull to WW II; the era has always interested me. In Hearts of Resistance, that pull was very strong.
From the prologue to the very end, I was drawn into the lives of Sophia, Hazel and Rose. These three women exemplified what it meant to be a survivor during a time of war and hatred. All of them were of such strong character; I know that the story is considered fiction; however, the attention to detail and to history of the time was spot on. Lane has written another heart wrenching, heart warming story that brings to life three women who must endure and survive.
Reviewed by: Dana D. Jan 17, Dana rated it it was amazing.
Dec 26, Lynn rated it really liked it. Three women from three diverse backgrounds make the decision to become involved in the war effort in Their shared goal is to do whatever they can to stop the Germans, and help the Allies to win this seemingly-endless conflict. Rose is Parisian, fluent in French. Sophia is desperate to do something after her Nazi father catches his wife hiding Jews and hangs her along with all of them.
These three wonderfully str Three women from three diverse backgrounds make the decision to become involved in the war effort in These three wonderfully strong, tough and courageous women are trained, sent to France to work with the Resistance, and there become the stuff of legends. You'll find yourself totally immersed in their lives, rooting for them every step of the way.
Jan 15, Anna rated it really liked it. At the height of World War II, three women come together to fight for freedom. Amid the turmoil and tragedy of warfare, they risk losing everything—and everyone—they hold dear. The book starts with Rose, Hazel, and Sophia in the middle of a very tense situation - and then jumps back in time and introduces us to the 'girls' and tells us how they got into that situation.
I found myself liking each of the young ladies, especially Hazel, and crossing my fingers that they would defy the odds and make At the height of World War II, three women come together to fight for freedom. I found myself liking each of the young ladies, especially Hazel, and crossing my fingers that they would defy the odds and make it out of the war alive. They shared a special bond because of the life and death situations they faced, on a daily basis, and the reliance they had to have on one another in order to stay alive. It had me wondering how many young people men or women in today's world would be willing to step up and do half of what so many people were doing during WWII.
The world could have looked so much different if people hadn't done all they could do to defeat the Nazis. This book kept me reading until the very end - not wanting to put it down. There were some light-hearted moments, plenty of heart-in-your-throat action, love, loss, and tears.
A good book always brings the tears somewhere along the line. This is the first book I've read by Soraya M. Lane, but it won't be the last. I enjoyed it very much! Aug 14, Emily Cyr rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I began reading this book with pretty high hopes. Unfortunately, it really missed the mark.
My biggest issue with it is the lack of character development. The three main characters- Rose, Hazel, and Sophia- were very one-dimensional. They might have been the same person, just from different countries. It annoyed me that we see the three women as the were before they joined the resistance, and then again once they are deeply entrenched in it, with little insight into the training and experiences that it took to get them to that point.
I feel like it was laziness on the part of the author, and it did little to show us how the characters developed into the strong women they had become. How could he not know?! Seems very unlikely. This was a very watered-down piece of historical fiction, clearly meant for readers who just want a romanticized version of actual historical events. It was full of trite phrases, cheesy scenes, cardboard characters, and implausible occurrences.
Mar 12, Stephanie rated it liked it. I love Sorya M. Lane's writing so my rating reflects more of my personal interest in the theme of the book. I did enjoy the story but admittedly I'm biased because the themes of Wives of War and the Spitfire Girls were of more interest to me than the Resistance.
Regardless, this was still a great book. I got invested in the characters and I ended up enjoying the Resistance theme much more than I thought would. Like her other books, this one also opens your eyes to lesser known horrors of WWII and I always finish her books with more humility and gratitude for our world today. Rose not finding love again I thought was realistic; she was so devoted to her late husband and I'm glad there was no "band-aid" relationship. It was also so sweet how she was able to take in her deceased brother's daughter as her own. I'm also thrilled that Hazel ended up with Harry instead of John!
I wasn't too crazy about John and let's be real, Hazel wasn't either and totally shipped her and Harry. The story of three brave women in WWII and how they did their part, joining the resistance. What I really enjoyed about the book was that is was three women. And their stories.
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The beginning where they flushed out their stories, made a lot of sense. At one point in the story their stories started to blend, but too much. It completely jumped over a major part in how Sophia and Rose met, and then doubled back further into the book, but it made things muddled. I feel if she had stayed with their in The story of three brave women in WWII and how they did their part, joining the resistance. I feel if she had stayed with their individual stories chronologically, like she had in the beginning, not jumped forward and back in the past - it would have made each woman more unique and a stronger character.
The women become life long friends due to the war and their parts in it. I DID enjoy that it was from three women's point of view's. And how they contributed. Jan 18, Leah rated it it was amazing. This work of historical fiction takes you on a wild, often difficult ride following three women as they make their mark on history as members of the Resistance in World War 2. Seemingly tough as nails and yet still feminine, these women are also shown to be human.
Grief, fright, love, sisterhood.
The story keeps the pages turning. Ag This work of historical fiction takes you on a wild, often difficult ride following three women as they make their mark on history as members of the Resistance in World War 2. Again, it shows the women are human, despite the state of the world and the tasks they are given. I would recommend this book.
Jan 15, Jessica Birks rated it it was amazing. What an incredible read. Soraya Lane is one of my favourite authors. She has the ability to make you feel like you are one of the characters in her books and with this you feel and share each emotion, happy or sad through laughter and tears.
Hearts of Resistance had me on the edge of my seat. I literally couldn't put the book down. It really gives you insight into the horrors and triumphs some of the brave women experienced in WW2.