Mark Hines is an Exercise Physiologist and Biomechanist, based at both the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and Roehampton University. He is currently working on his PhD in biomechanics, and lecturing on applied exercise physiology, physiology, and research methods.
Having completed his Master's degree in Exercise Physiology, Mark spent a number of years researching human and primate evolution, focussing specifically on anatomical, biomechanical and dietary adaptations. This provided the research base for Human Evolution, Diet and Health, a book borne out of years of research.
Mark had supported his university studies by working in the fitness industry, initial as a personal trainer, but later in management and as a lecturer. From his own perspectives on training, Mark wrote Real Health, which later developed into Built to Last, published in 2006. The following year, Mark's guide to resistance training for skiing - Skiing Fitness - was published by A&C Black in the U.K., and Firefly publishers in the U.S. and Canada, under the title of Skiing and Snowboarding Fitness. During 2005, Mark registered for the Marathon des Sables, believed by many to be the toughest footrace on Earth. Between 2007 and 2009 he competed in three of the toughest endurance adventure races in the world, and detailed each of them in his in extremis series.
Mark is currently writing books on fitness training for running, and a prescriptive book on health for general public consumption. He is currently preparing for a world record attempt at an unsupported and unassisted expedition to the North Pole. Mark has a natural writing style that reflects his academic character well, and which balances the need to give a human voice to his work with the science that permeates throughout all his books.
It was Mark's passion to promote our understanding of real health that founded Healthy Body Publishing. In a world of media dominated more by sensationalism than sense or accuracy, Mark hopes to produce works that show how simple, straightforward, and natural taking care of our health really is. His main influences, in life and literature, include Douglas Adams, Richard Dawkins, John Gribbin, Stephen Fry, P.G. Wodehouse, Lofty Wiseman, Ray Mears, and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
More information on Mark Hines can be found via his website.