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Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes
Teresa Tapp
0345484037
April 2006
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
Less is more, even in excercise! In her new book Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes, Teresa Tapp reveals her signature T-Tapp Workout, and teaches you how to "use your body as a machine so you can lose inches quick, build bone density, and condition your heart, all with only 8 repetitions and no equipment." Watch our exclusive video with Teresa, featuring a quick demonstration that you can do at your desk! Exclusive Video from Teresa Tapp


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Organizing from the Inside Out
Julie Morgenstern
0805075895
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
It's about time! Julie Morgenstern has written an organizing book that covers a new way of looking at the task of organizing effectively without labeling or blaming the person behind the lack of organization. Rather, she says, people who don't organize just never learned how to organize, through no fault of their own--after all, it's not a skill that's taught in school. That said, she gets down to work helping you figure out an organizing system that will really work for you, not a system based on cookie-cutter filing concepts or special storage units.

Morgenstern's "from the inside out" system begins by laying out the possible reasons for a failure of organization: technical errors (like having a complex organizing system that breaks down), external realities (like not enough space for your belongings), and psychological...



The Cortisol Connection: Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins Your Health -- and What You Can Do About It
Shawn M. Talbott
0897933915
September 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"Stress is killing us," warns Talbott, and "humans are not zebras": unlike the rest of the animal kingdom, our fight-or-flight reactions to physical and emotional disturbances can lead to prolonged, chronic stress and elevated levels of cortisol. Over the long term, excessive amounts of this "primary stress hormone" can "kill your sex drive, shrink your brain, squelch your immune system, and generally make you feel terrible." While Talbott freely admits that nearly as many ways to cope with stress exist as events and situations that cause it, his recommended solution to alleviating tension and achieving balanced cortisol levels is the SENSE program. These five principles-Stress management, Exercise, Nutrition, Supplements and Evaluation-aren't necessarily groundbreaking, but they're undoubtedly sensible. Talbott...


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
David Allen
0670899240
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, "flow," "mind like water," and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you'd almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance.

Not quite. Yes, Getting Things Done offers a complete system for downloading all those free-floating gotta-do's clogging your brain into a sophisticated framework of files and action lists--all purportedly to free your mind to focus on whatever you're working on. However, it still operates from the decidedly Western notion that if we could just get really, really organized, we could turn ourselves into 24/7 productivity machines. (To wit, Allen, whom the New Economy bible Fast Company has dubbed "the personal productivity guru," suggests that instead of meditating on...



The Power of Full Engagement
Jim Loehr
0743226755
Jan 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The authors, founders of and executives at LGE Performance Systems, an executive training program based on athletic coaching programs, offer a program aimed at stressed individuals who want to find more purpose in their work and ways to better handle their overburdened relationships. Just as athletes train, play and then recover, people need to recognize their own energy levels. "Balancing stress and recovery is critical not just in competitive sports, but also in managing energy in all facets of our lives. Emotional depth and resilience depend on active engagement with others and with our own feelings." Case studies demonstrate how some modest changes can have an immediate impact. Loehr (Mental Toughness Training for Sports) and Schwartz (Art of the Deal, writing with Donald Trump) also include a chart...


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
David Allen
0142000280
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, "flow," "mind like water," and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you'd almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance.

Not quite. Yes, Getting Things Done offers a complete system for downloading all those free-floating gotta-do's clogging your brain into a sophisticated framework of files and action lists--all purportedly to free your mind to focus on whatever you're working on. However, it still operates from the decidedly Western notion that if we could just get really, really organized, we could turn ourselves into 24/7 productivity machines. (To wit, Allen, whom the New Economy bible Fast Company has dubbed "the personal productivity guru," suggests that instead of meditating on crouching tigers...



Time Management from the Inside Out
Julie Morgenstern
0805075909
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
In Organizing from the Inside Out, author Julie Morgenstern used three main strategies to whip a living space or office into shape: "analyze, strategize, attack." Using the same system, Morgenstern now shows readers how to get rid of chaotic schedules in order to live more comfortable and productive lives. Morgenstern likens a cluttered schedule to a cluttered closet. For example, a closet is typically "crammed with more stuff than storage," and a schedule is typically "crammed with more tasks than time."

Those who fear "time management" because they worry about living uncreative or overly scheduled lives will find themselves reassured by Morgenstern's ability to customize her system. The most important thing readers must do, she emphasizes, is to create a time management system that fits one's personal ...



Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body & Mind to Face Stress, Pain & Illness
Jon Kabat-Zinn
0385303122
January 1990
Paperback
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Book Review
Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is perhaps the best-known proponent of using meditation to help patients deal with illness. (The somewhat confusing title is from a line in Zorba the Greek in which the title character refers to the ups and downs of family life as "the full catastrophe.") But this book is also a terrific introduction for anyone who has considered meditating but was afraid it would be too difficult or would include religious practices they found foreign. Kabat-Zinn focuses on "mindfulness," a concept that involves living in the moment, paying attention, and simply "being" rather than "doing." While you can practice anything "mindfully," from taking a walk to cleaning your house, Kabat-Zinn presents several meditation techniques that focus the...


The Miracle Ball Method: Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress
Elaine Petrone
0761128689
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Take two-they're small. And they perform miracles. Suffering a career-ending, potentially crippling injury to her back and right leg, a young dancer named Elaine Petrone tried everyone from orthopedists to yogis to turn her pain and prognosis around. Nothing worked-until she healed herself through a unique program of therapy and exercise based around the use of two small, squishy balls. From there she turned her passion into a mission that is helping the thousands of people who visit her classes conquer pain, stress, and injury.

Now, for relief for sufferers everywhere, comes The Miracle Ball Method, a healing kit containing two miracle balls and a fully illustrated book, all packaged together in an attention-getting clear plastic cylinder. The work itself is simple. Take a sore back: By resting your...


The Wellness Book
Herbert Benson
0671797506
Jan 1992
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The editors and their associates at the Mind/Body Medical Institute of the New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School hope to make their "experience in treating chronic and stress-related symptoms available to those not able to attend" their Boston-based behavioral medicine clinics. In 24 chapters, the reader is "introduced to the essentials of healthy lifestyle, including the relaxation response, nutrition, exercise, and stress management." The workbook format includes short patient histories, space for write-in exercises and personal data, charts, and diagrams. Overall, this material is also covered in greater detail and a better format in the Wellness Encyclopedia ( LJ 2/15/91); the more personalized log in The Wellness Book makes it most appropriate for individual purchase.-James Swanton, Albert...


Leave the Office Earlier
Laura Stack
0767916263
May 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Quoting a 2003 workplace study by COGNA Behavioral Health called "Worried at Work: Mood and Mindset in the American Workplace," Stack argues that workers are stressed to epidemic proportions. Building on the platform of the acronym "PRODUCTIVE," Stark, who holds an MBA and gives inspirational speeches, introduces 10 quizzes and consecutive chapters based on the productivity factors: preparation, reduction, order, discipline, unease, concentration, time mastery, information and equilibrium. By combining fill-in-the-blanks charts and lists with her established techniques, Stark presents a method of organization that can be individualized and effective. Thankfully, her didactic tendencies are muffled by her straightforward style and effort to target each individual organizer. Her book is thorough, and although the...


Fight Fat after Forty: The Revolutionary Three-Pronged Approach That Will Break Your Stress-Fat Cycle and Make You Healthy, Fit, and Trim For Life
Pam Peeke
014100181X
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
If you're a woman over 40, you are undergoing physical and emotional changes, declining metabolism, fat deposits at your waistline, decreased energy, mood swings, food cravings--do we need to continue this list? Now pile on chronic, long-term stress (which the author terms toxic stress), which hits women between 40 and 60 and leads to self-destructive eating behavior. "Uncontrolled or toxic stress keeps the refueling appetite on, thus inducing stress eating and weight gain," Peeke explains. The stress triggers are constant, so the body never gets to turn off the stress response. The weight gained from this chronic, toxic stress--toxic weight--settles inside the abdomen and is associated with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Peeke explains the association between stress and fat gain, and describes the stress/eating...



SuperFoods HealthStyle: Proven Strategies for Lifelong Health
Steven G. Pratt
0060755474
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Pratt and Matthews follow their successful SuperFoods Rx by laying out a yearlong health program based on a diet incorporating the first book's 14 "best foods" plus additions like dark chocolate and kiwis, as well as lots of exercise, adequate sleep and other healthy habits. For each season, they describe proven benefits of foods in abundance then and provide recipes combining them; they also focus throughout on specific concerns like diabetes, portion control and stress. Readers may occasionally struggle with dietary jargon that isn't always well explained (e.g., "phytochemicals" and "cryptoxanthins"), and those new to the SuperFood way might be overwhelmed by the amount of certain foods they're supposed to eat (a cup or two of blueberries per day in summer; one-half to one cup of broccoli daily in autumn), but...


Face It
Art Horn
0814408354
June 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The primary reason people don't succeed at work is fear, according to Horn, an executive consultant and coach in Toronto. This fear creates different personalities, including worriers, control freaks, fakes, attention-seekers, victims and prisoners. Using examples from his own practice, Horn explains how to diagnose these profiles. He asks people what they're thinking as they continue to exhibit certain behavior, even if the particular demeanor is hurting them professionally. Often, the individuals recall something from their childhood that explains why they act in a certain way. Once people are aware of the reasons for their behavior, they can slowly begin to change. The author addresses individuals wanting to modify their behavior as well as people who interact with "problem types." As Horn explains, "If...


Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating
Andrew Weil
0060959584
March 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Hopefully, years from now, Eating Well for Optimum Health will be looked upon as the book that saved the health of millions of Americans and transformed the way we eat--not as the book we overlooked at our own peril. It clarifies the mishmash of conflicting news, research, hype, and hearsay regarding diet, nutrition, and supplementation, and further establishes the judicious Dr. Weil, the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, as a savior of public well-being. If you've ever wondered what "partially hydrogenated soybean oil" really is, been perplexed by contrary news reports about recommended dosages for supplements, or questioned the safety of using aluminum pots for cooking, Dr. Weil will make it all clear.

Weil (pronounced "while") bravely criticizes many of the major diet books...



The Personal Efficiency Program
Kerry Gleeson
0471463213
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
What business person doesn't feel constantly pressed for time, struggling mightily to fulfill an ever-expanding array of professional obligations while simultaneously juggling an always increasing litany of personal responsibilities? Kerry Gleeson, founder of the Institute for Business Technology, presents a comprehensive but easy-to-implement plan for "getting things done" on the work side (which then leaves more time for other matters) in The Personal Efficiency Program. Gleeson's "PEP" plan outlines a variety of organizational processes and simplification systems that should work if diligently implemented, and suggests ways to use them effectively in real-life situations. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Stress Effect
Richard Weinstein
1583331816
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A guide to eliminating stress and regaining your health.

Long-term stress can lead to numerous health problems, including intestinal inflammation, which only exacerbates the situation. The Stress Effect helps readers understand the connection between their chronic stress and illness, and provides effective programs for correcting imbalances and repairing the intestinal tract lining. It also offers suggestions for managing psychological stress; a commonsense diet that promotes balance; and a resource guide that directs the reader to doctors who are familiar with the range of therapies recommended.

Book Info
Consumer text focuses on the connection between stress and a broad variety of illnesses. Discusses how to relieve pain without aspirin and ibuprofen and presents a...


Eight Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power
Andrew Weil
0449000265
July 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
"Health," Dr. Andrew Weil writes, "is a dynamic and temporary state of equilibrium destined to break down as conditions change." In other words, there's no such thing as the type of health that allows you to feel equally great every day of your life. Instead, Weil suggests, your goal should be to improve your resilience to disease, and while you're at it, feel more joy and strength.

As to how you should gain this strength, joy, and resilience, Weil doesn't come on with a hard sell to give up every bad habit or all of the foods you enjoy. Instead, he suggests gradual changes: clean your pantry of whatever cooking oils you have there, except olive oil; start taking vitamin C three times a day; walk a few minutes a day; eat some fish and broccoli. The program is so simple and sensible that anyone trying it probably will feel...


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