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The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone Is Not Enough. A 30-Day Plan to Reset Your Body Paperback – Bargain Price, April 5, 2011
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From the Back Cover
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.
About the Author
Matthew Edlund, M.D., is an award-winning expert on rest, body clocks, and sleep. He writes for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today and has appeared on NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and FOX News. Work featuring Dr. Edlund has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Prevention, Shape, Redbook, Real Simple, More, and hundreds of other magazines and newspapers.
Top Customer Reviews
p.s. Below please find some of my favorite passages for your reference.
That small slip on the curb damaged cells in the anterior cruciate ligament of your knee. Inflammatory cells race over, signaling nearby connective tissue cells to start gearing up to divide. They will make new cells to replace those lost. Your walk invigorated leg muscles, many of which start to grow new actin and myosin proteins, which will make your muscles stronger and quicker. Pg11
Once you get up out of bed, stay up. Use your natural wake time as the time you wake each and every day. Stick to it, whether it's warm or cold, spring or fall, weekend or weekday. If you need extra sleep during the weekend, try to get it during afternoon naps. To make your life rhythmic, get rhythmic. Fitting you and your life to your body's innate rhythms will give you new ways to rest and relax, concentrate, and think. With time, you should also find new sources of energy.
Sleep does all this through literally rebuilding and rebalancing the cells of your body and their interactions. Without sleep you don't make new brain cells. Without sleep you don't lay down memories. In sleep, you produce growth hormone, recontouring and refiguring your body. Pg74
Five breaths open the gateway to physical rest:-
First breath: With your mouth closed, take a deep breath in. Feel your belly rise outward as you breathe inward. Now breathe out, slowly. Gradually but firmly push the air out of your lungs, feeling it flow across your nostrils and back out into the atmosphere.Read more ›
The techniques are quick. They're also easy to use. I really like some of the spiritual rest techniques, because they really relax me and get me to see the bigger picture. Combining them is even better. I like that it's best to put together active rest techniques to make the day more rhythmic, not racing through the day, but pacing the day. Using FAR (Food-Activity-Rest) is also an easy way to lose weight and get healthy.
I really recommend this book. It can change the way you live.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a bad book, argues that rest is a lot more than sleep and makes generic suggestions. Sometimes its nice to be reminded.Published 6 months ago by DoodleLet
What a wonderfully useful book. Dr. Edlund has much to teach me.
An example, I recently had occasion to take a 12 minute nap in the middle of a busy day. Read more
It's a high level scientific with practical old wisdom ,one of the best book I have read,very thanks to DR.Matthew Edlund.Published 11 months ago by Vrej
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 on January 18, 2013 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 on January 3, 2013 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