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Move a Little, Lose a Lot: Use N.E.A.T.* Science to: Burn 2,100 Calories a Week at the Office, Be Smarter in as Little as 3 Hours, Reduce Fatigue by 65%, Extend Your Lifespan by 4 Years Paperback – December 29, 2009
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Professionally: This book uses the best theories of health psychology to motivate readers to make changes in their lives. The main obstacles that most people face are not lack of knowledge or even the motivation to make changes. The most important obstacle is usually self-efficacy, people's beliefs that they are capable of making the necessary changes, including psychological thought distortions such as negative self-talk, perfectionism, etc.
This book prevents perfectionist thinking by asking readers to give themselves points. If you get more than 3/4 of the points for a 2 week period the book says you've been successful. By contrast, most books will assume you've done everything in the book, and people who have skipped steps may get discouraged and put the book aside. The book tries to build a reader's self-efficacy by asking her to work on other tasks, break larger tasks into components, and other experimentally proven techniques.
So, as a PhD in health, I can say that this book is cleverly designed.
Personally, I think this book is helpful because it reminded me that the time I'm spending at the gym isn't the only time that counts. After living in a walking/biking city for my whole life, I moved to a driving suburb and unsurprisingly gained 10 pounds. I'm going to the gym regularly and am careful with my diet and am gradually losing weight, but this book reminded me that I should think also about my non-exercise activity since that's what I'm doing for the 23 hours a day that I'm not at the gym.
I read the book 5 days ago, and it's really affected how I see my overall health picture. I've been treadmill shopping and am strategizing how to build an inexpensive treadmill desk (walking 1 mile per hour for 8 hours = 800 calories). I've read some blogs of people who have treadmill desks and am impressed at their weight loss no matter what weights they started out at. I have tried using my computer standing up and found that I'm much more efficient that way.
This book's plan does not replace regular diet and exercise, but it's an important reminder that the 23 hours you're not at the gym can help weight loss as well.
UPDATE: Four months after I read this book, it's still helping me. I did not get a treadmill desk, but I did buy a mini-elliptical and a 49" bookshelf, and it's a useful back up exercise. Especially useful now that the sun doesn't rise until after 7 am, I can get exercise first thing in the morning while watching TV or checking email and I truly look forward to this exercise. In addition, I also go to the gym, but the mini is a great backup.
I began this regimen after seeing some article and bought the book for the background. The first 100 pages explain the concept, but after that the book slides into the usual silliness of giving you a workout plan for every day. Kindergarten!
The book is printed on grey paper that seems to have been sourced from the same roll as cheap paper towels. Dr Levine's co-author does not believe in fact-checking. The Cro-Magnons are described as living `several million years' ago. The correct numbers are 50,000 to 23,000 years ago. Quite a difference. She writes, incorrectly, that New York and London have congestion pricing. Wrong again - it is London and Singapore. Also, amazon has on htis book page a photo of another James Levine - a famous conductor. Will anybody bother to tell amazon?
Whatever the shortcomings of the book, thank you Dr Levine for a brilliant, life-changing idea!
Just by consciously adding back a decent amount of movement in your life, you could easily burn an extra 1,000 to 2.000 calories a week or more. Get this book. Dr. Levine provides get ideas...and yes, you do have to cut back on your eating.
BTW, this author also wrote a fantastic novel called, "The Blue Notebook," which is about a 9-year-old girl in India who was soid into prostitution. He covers this subject in a very important and engaing way. I am amazed at this doctor's writing ability. He works tor the Mayo Clinic and is a world specialist on obestity. AND...He is a child advocate..!
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