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Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person's Guide to Optimal Health and Performance Paperback – August 30, 2011
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From the Back Cover
Marie-Josée Shaar and Kathryn Britton demonstrate that health, happiness, and productivity are mutually reinforcing.
Smarts and Stamina is a highly practical workbook that will help you leverage your strengths to have lasting impact on your quality of life at work and play. The 50 sets of health-building activities are grounded on scientific research. By following the powerful, customizable step-by-step process, you can
* Feel in the prime of your life
* Learn how to change and change how you learn
* Choose good health habits and make them stick
Discover your own personal pathway to physical energy, mental focus, and emotional resilience. This book is not just an enjoyable process helping you become healthier; it is a true lifestyle game changer.
"This book has a light touch and a weighty message. Low on stamina for change? Use your smarts and team up with Marie-Josée Shaar and Kathryn Britton, who have written an astonishingly powerful book to help make real change as easy as it can get and still be real change." James O. Pawelski, Ph.D., Director of Education and Senior Scholar, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
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If you are serious about your health and are looking to ignite change, this is a must read book.
Marie- Josée and Kathryn explain in plain English the powerful interconnections and dynamics systems that determine how we live.
In a friendly tone, without overwhelming the reader with scientific theory, but satisfying the need of data, they offer a reliable path to trigger progressive change.
This book removes the excuses we create to rationalize why we do not take care of ourselves. No mysteries, no magic... effective simple interventions that inevitably produce positive results.
What I love about "Smarts and Stamina" is that it's positive short bursts of what I can do (and pretty much anyone can do!) to improve my food consumption, sleep, mood and movement. This book really distills the important things down to some practical easy basics. Of course, it still takes attention - but when something is important to you, you choose to focus on it, even if it's only a few minutes a day.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking to make important incremental changes that will add up over time to a whole new better you!
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