“…not merely a weight-loss guide but rather a motivational manual to self-care and sustainable change… for persons wishing to set goals, change behavior, and/or improve their lifestyle.” --Library Journal
“…compelling… must read book… Segar is at once compassionate and firm, intelligent and approachable.” --Foreword Reviews
"..reveals how to make one of those key habits, exercise, a part of your life—for good...five simple tips that make perfect sense." --Health.com
“Segar, in both an educational and entertaining way, introduces a program in which our perception of exercise is changed to create a sustainable relationship with fitness.” --Des Moines Register
"…empowering book…full of takeaways for those who think exercise is a bad word and find it difficult to find the motivation to stick to any fitness program." --VidyaSury
“This book should be required reading for all medical students, nursing students, physician assistants, physical therapist, and occupational therapist (pretty much everyone in health care).” --ChristianQMD
“To achieve lasting fitness Segar describes strategies to get even the most sedentary people off their tuchas, starting with ways to overcome past failures and negative feelings about exercise…” --ShareTheGlam
“Segar brilliantly organizes her unique and straightforward coaching techniques to overcome those mind games that sandbag our attempts to get fit.” --Retailing Insight
“…describes strategies to get even the most sedentary people off their duffs, starting with ways to overcome past failures and negative feelings about exercise…” --The New York Times
“…looking for a gift to yourself, your loved ones and people you service, then No Sweat can offer a lifelong benefit…an easy read with a huge impact.” --Florida Psychologist
Selected as the #1 book in diet/exercise for 2015 by USA Best Book Awards.
We start out with the best intentions. We're going to exercise more and get in shape! Then five days a week at the gym turns into two... then becomes none. We hit the snooze button and skip the morning run.
We really do want to be healthy and fit, but we're over whelmed and overextended—and exercise feels like another chore to complete. Is it any wonder we don't stick with it?
Behavior expert Michelle Segar has devoted her career to the science of motivation. In No Sweat, she reveals that while "better health" or "weight loss" sound like strong incentives, human beings are hardwired to choose immediate gratification over delayed benefits. In other words, we're not going to exercise unless it makes us happy right now.
So what's the solution? To achieve lasting fitness, we have to change our minds—before we can change our bodies. In No Sweat, Segar shows us how. Translating twenty years of research on exercise and motivation into a simple four-point program, she helps readers broaden their definition of exercise, find pleasure in physical activity, and discover realistic ways to fit it into their lives. Activities we enjoy, we repeat—making this evidence-based system more sustainable in the long run than a regimen of intense workouts. Even if we don't sweat, we really benefit.
The success of the clients Segar has coached testifies to the power of her program. Their stories punctuate the book, entertaining and emboldening readers to break the cycle of exercise failure once and for all. Getting in shape has never been so easy—or so much fun.
Instructors can find the No Sweat Teaching and Discussion Guide on Michelle Segar’s Website: www.michellesegar.com/get-resources