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Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time Paperback – November 3, 2010
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"Makes a compelling case for establishing ten-minute recesses--that is, aerobic breaks--in schools, churches, baseball stadiums, and offices around the country."--"Booklist"
"Demonstrates the value of two 10-minute breaks of enjoyable communal activity as part of people's everyday lives."--"New York Times"
"This book offers great, real-world examples that can motivate others to replicate this community approach to fitness."--"Choice"
"Innovative approach for 21st-century fitness. . . . Highly Recommended."--"Choice"
"An accessible aerobics program developed to promote a culture of physical activity at workplaces."--"Washington Post Book World"
"Instant Recess is a terri?c book, well worth reading. . . . Run, dance, jump or hop to get your copy now."--Nicholas Freudenberg"Preventive Medicine" (03/26/2012)
Instant Recess is a terri?c book, well worth reading. . . . Run, dance, jump or hop to get your copy now. --Nicholas Freudenberg"Preventive Medicine" (03/26/2012)"
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I hear a lot on the news about the obesity problem, but not a lot about simple solutions to start the ball rolling in the right direction. I tend to be a very active person, but this book helped me understand how hard it would be for inactive people to get to the minimum exercise recommendation of 30 minutes. With all this talk about health care reform, Toni Yancey makes a compelling case that Instant Recess could prevent a lot of chronic conditions and reduce health care costs in the long run.
Yancey's really a storyteller. As a layperson, I was surprised to find this book so engaging and readable. She creates vivid imagery through her words, including her poetry, and also the photos and humorous cartoons.
All in all, a great read, and a very important issue that touches everyone!
Anyone who is interested in an easy-to-use, practical approach to helping their worksite, school, or community become more active...
All current and aspiring public health students and practitioners...
Instant Recess is a clarion call for the field of public health, and particularly, obesity prevention. It is a reminder to wake up and do things differently before it is too late. Toni Yancey's enthusiasm and passion for this movement is evident through her engaging writing style and innovative ideas regarding physical activity. She uses her extensive experience in the field to explain why past attempts to make our society healthy have failed. Instead of encouraging individual willpower, she helps the reader understand how the built environment and social norms shape behavior. The concepts behind Instant Recess are easy to follow, and have been widely tested. More importantly, it is a cost-effective approach that can be used in almost any setting where people congregate. This is an invigorating read, and I believe it will inspire you to get yourself and others moving, 10 minutes at a time!
"Instant Recess" is right on time, and a must-read for all!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Definitely not what I expected. Boring and didn't do anything for me. I think there is a video that is better.Published 19 months ago by Jackster
I read this book expecting encouragement to go to the gym every day. While it certainly provides data to motivate such action if you're so inclined, it's really more about... Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Monica Hahn
When Toni Yancey gave me a copy of Instant Recess, her new book published by UC Press, I diligently began reading, expecting measured and important public health advice, solid... Read morePublished on February 28, 2011 by Chikarlo Leak
As one who struggles constantly to get there, Instant Recess really hits it out of the park--a spot on compelling read for all of us who need to stop and smell the roses. Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by Ronald S. Barak
Toni Yancey makes a compelling case for short bursts of activity being fun and healthful. Too many people get turned off to exercising because they think they have to change... Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Carolyn F. Katzin
It's for sure that a significant percentage of the American population is very overweight and sedentary. Diets come and go, but the weight continues to climb. Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by Thomas Duff
Most of us have forgotten that we used to look forward to getting out of our chairs and moving around. That's what this book is all about. Read morePublished on November 13, 2010 by Long Ball
Instant Recess offers practical, simple, and most importantly, fun ways to incorporate exercise and movement into our daily lives. In Instant Recess, Dr. Read morePublished on November 12, 2010 by Raquel Hunter
Good health shouldn't take a lot of time. "Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time"is a guide to finding one's own sense of health and well-being without... Read morePublished on November 11, 2010 by Midwest Book Review