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Imagine feeling restored . . . refreshed . . . renewed
Too many of us accept sluggishness and fatigue as the inevitable side effects of hectic lives—but Dr. Matthew Edlund shows us there is a better way. After years of clinical research and consultations with hundreds of patients, he realized that many people aren't just sleep-deprived, they're rest-deprived. Our hearts, minds, and central nervous systems are overloaded, and we've long forgotten the feeling of being truly refreshed.
The Power of Rest is the much-needed antidote to our frenetic modern pace. Dr. Edlund has identified four crucial types of active rest—physical, mental, social, and spiritual—to create a groundbreaking 30-day rest makeover program that fits easily into even the busiest schedules. The benefits of making time for active rest have proven extraordinary: by using the body's unique power to restore and renew itself, you can look younger, lose weight more effectively, and experience greater joy in your work and relationships.
We would never expect our bodies to function without food. How can we expect to feel fully fueled and alert without intelligent, directed rest? This step-by-step plan introduces one simple, enjoyable technique each day—many of which can be accomplished in a minute or less and can easily be incorporated into your life. Learn to tap into these powerful techniques that quickly lead you to a healthier, more successful, more relaxed life.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Matthew Edlund, M.D., M.O.H., is an award-winning expert on rest, body clocks, and sleep. Work featuring Dr. Edlund has appeared in O, the Oprah Magazine; Prevention; Shape; Redbook; Real Simple; More; and hundreds of other magazines and newspapers.
Rest is so much more vital and alive and desirable when I read about it the passionate way Dr. Edlund describes it.
It would be easy to praise the book just after reading it, because the exercises sound interesting and helpful, but I can assure you that they actually work!
Rest is an active process, according to Dr. Edlund, which we can use to relax and revive us when we're stressed, and power us up when we're exhausted.
I dont generally like books that prescribe any X day or Y week plan. However, as a 40+ highly strung male badly lack of sleep and rest, I am obliged to compliment this for its well... Read morePublished 10 months ago by ServantofGod
Bought this for my daughter who lives elsewhere. She found it very helpful to help her relax and gave it 4 out of 5, praise from her!Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
The author presented several interesting and novel ideas about renewal and regeneration for us Souls who inhabit these human bodies that we keep challenging to keep us going to do... Read morePublished 22 months ago by A student of life and the LIght and Sound of God
I am a Holistic Consultant and teacher so I am always looking for (easy)ways to help my clients and students learn better health habits. Read morePublished on October 1, 2011 by Natalie
This book provided lots of good suggestions of ways to get more rest. My only complaint is that it seems to be targeted to working people and is therefore several of the... Read morePublished on July 3, 2011 by Marjorie Coffman
Sleep and rest are so closely related that we often mistake one for the other, says Dr. Edlund. Getting the right kind of rest, which is critical to staying healthy, need not be... Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by Susan Fernandez
Light on real scientific evidence, very heavy on self-help type lifestyle changes. I wanted a book that would teach me about sleep. This is not that. Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by Amazon Customer
We all know how many self-help books there are out there. Some help and some
don't. Dr. Edlund's The Power of Rest really does help. Read more