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Move a Little, Lose a Lot: New N.E.A.T. Science Reveals How to Be Thinner, Happier, and Smarter Hardcover
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The way this book changed my head is the most important thing of all. Instead of feeling guilty when I step away from my desk, I embrace movement. Instead of feeling like cleaning out the garage, cleaning the house, going shopping or going for a walk was tearing me away from my work, I embrace those things, for 2.25 hours every day. I feel freed up from the work-a-hol-ism that kept me chained to my desk at risk to my health. Now I view housework, yard work, cleaning the cars or "running" errands as opportunities for NEAT activity. (I walk to stores now.) As a result, I shed a lot of anxiety as well, stress from all the undone chores and activities around the house. Stress from not moving.
I benefited the most by carefully doing almost all of his suggested activities...because I wanted those rewards. You get to set your own rewards. Wow, now I also know how effective setting up rewards for myself really is. I'm going to do that more as well.
This book is the reason I converted my treadmill to a "desk" & walk while I email & surf online. Remember that old adage, "move it or lose it"..... It's not what we do for exercise that counts as much as the frequency of moving.
Buy yourself a pedometer & wear it, shoot for more steps every day. It's fun ckg your day's total as your health improves. I like the book's premise, but not a fan of the complicated NEAT #s--too much like bookkeeping. Just move more often....bottom line.
For anyone considering buying this book, I would highly recommend watching the phenomenally well-done BBC documentary called "The Truth About Exercise" which features Dr. Levine extensively. (Note: this can be found for free online). You can get to know him a little bit, and after you see this guy in action, you'll no doubt want to get his book.
Thank you for your incredible research into this important subject, Dr. Levine!
I don't drink coffee for breakfast and I do have the time to take three twenty minute breaks during the day, but other factors prevent me from eating fruit and a full breakfast and taking those walks. The author seems to think we can all just shift everything. My husband, for example, gets physically ill if he eats breakfast (the author says to just eat anyhow), and Mike is stuck in a classroom from seven in the morning until three in the afternoon. Because he works in an L.A. barrio, he isn't allowed to leave his room except for three quick restroom breaks. If he paced ("walked") the room for twenty minutes, the kids would go nuts. That might not be the greatest example, but I think it makes the point that the author didn't think through his plan when he laid it out.
By all means read "Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It" by Dr Levine, but skip this book. The other provides the same information (and more of it), but doesn't give you an unreasonable plan that, if tried, would probably reduce most people to tears (or get them fired).
I'm asking Amazon for a refund. This book is just bad.
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