Since best-selling motivational author Rath was diagnosed at 16 with a rare disease, he has lived with the threat of tumors. He learned how everyday decisions affected the length and quality of his life and shares the results of his voracious reading and research. His essential prescription for a longer and healthier life is, eat right, move more, sleep better. Each chapter focuses on three findings and ideas concerning those three basic ingredients of a good day. Among his observations: every bite of food or sip of a drink is a net gain or loss to health; excessive sitting promotes weight gain and contributes to diseases from diabetes to cancer; more and restful sleep, in concert with better eating habits and exercise, promises health and longevity. He counsels against diet and exercise crazes and the American myth that ties productivity to little sleep. Known for his work on enhancing potential in organizations, Rath has turned his talent to how the little decisions about mundane things, from what you eat to how you sleep, can have a significant impact on your life. --Vanessa Bush
"..prolific business author Rath..offers practical tips to make long-lasting behavior changes..an easy, persuasive read.."
"For managers to be successful, this book on eating, moving, and sleeping is essential."
-THE GLOBE AND MAIL'S TOP BUSINESS BOOKS OF 2013
"Eat Move Sleep
will change your life. It might also save it."
-SIR KEN ROBINSON
, bestselling author of The Element
"One of the most successful nonfiction writers of his generation, Tom Rath has produced a blockbuster book that offers readers deep insights alongside specific actions."-DANIEL H. PINK,
bestselling author of Drive
"Eat Move Sleep
will be a big help to me and my patients."
-GORDY KLATT, M.D.
, founder of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Q&A with Tom Rath
Q: Why do you describe Eat Move Sleep as a "project"?
A. This book is just one part of my overall mission. We also put a lot of time into the website, personalized 30 day plan, reference explorer, and guides for people to use in groups. Our goal is simply to get people talking about how we can all have better days and live longer as a result.
Q: What is the most important thing you learned from this research?
A. The fact these three elements - eating, moving, and sleeping - build on one another. As a result, working on all three at once is even easier than focusing on one area in isolation. I structured the book to help people work on these elements in combination.
Q: What was your greatest challenge in working on this book?
A. My biggest challenge was narrowing down to the most practical findings, given the wealth of good science. Even though some of the findings may seem like common sense, the key is connecting short-term incentives with what's best for your long-term health.