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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (7 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118766024
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118766026
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 991,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chronic multitasking and ever–increasing demands on our time and energy have caused a neurochemically based dependence on sources of stress and stimulation to provide fuel for our chaotic lifestyles. While this may boost performance in the short term, studies have consistently shown that when stress hormones are elevated over time they create the worst form of internal wear and tear, decreasing productivity, wasting time, and even killing brain cells. As a result, modern society is tired and wired, suffering from physical exhaustion while mentally amped up and unable to get adequate rest.

Stressaholic explains the impact of chronic stress on the body, mind, and spirit, and shows how a simple shift in mindset can dramatically alter the body′s response to stress. The Stressaholic Recovery Process restores system–wide resilience toward stress in five simple steps, which include:

  • Rest to balance brain chemistry with strategic relaxation and recovery
  • Repair to calm and nourish cells with energy–enhancing nutrients
  • Rebuild to strengthen mental and physical fitness to optimize energy
  • Rethink to optimize your perspective to see stress as a challenge instead of a threat
  • Redesign to develop "BEATs" that provide structure for ongoing energy management

Stressaholic shows you how to win the war on stress without limiting your progress by creating an optimal performance pulse of stress and recovery for life. With easy–to–implement tips and real–world examples of individuals and organizations that have turned stress into sustainable drive, Stressaholic will guide you on your journey from exhaustion to enlightenment!

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"For the millions who go to war with stress every day, overloaded with information in our fast–paced, constantly changing world, Heidi Hanna offers a straightforward solution and actionable steps with the science to back it up. Stressaholic teaches you how to hit the reset button on your tired, wired brain."
Dr. Daniel Amen, New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

"Having worked with Heidi in the past, I particularly like her ability to take all the latest scientific research, boil it down, and present it in a way that doesn′t overwhelm you. This gives you the confidence that you can actually make substantial and sustainable change in your lifestyle."
Justin Rose, PGA Tour Professional Golfer, 2013 U.S. Open Champion

"Stress is our reaction to demands made on us. How it affects us varies widely, and few of us are naturally resilient. So it is important for our mental and physical health and longevity to be able to learn how to cope and, indeed, even thrive on stress. Dr. Hanna tells us how to recharge ourselves in the right way in this amazing new book. You will find the quality of your life vastly improved from the first day you start to use the easy–to–follow lifestyle changes Dr. Hanna offers us."
Dr. Dan Kirsch, President, The American Institute of Stress

"Constant stress, and the inflammation it triggers, is a sure means to accelerate the aging process. Here, Dr. Hanna gives us a moving personal account, combined with an evidence–based science, to understand and minimize stress. Arguably, there is no greater longevity medicine than the prescription Dr. Hanna lays out in Stressaholic."
Dan Buettner, New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones and Thrive

"The world needs more people like Heidi Hanna. She has turned her sharp intellect upon the huge field of stress research to synthesize the complex findings and distill the most important conclusions and practical solutions for making stress work for you. For anyone who experiences stress, which is all of us, take a deep breath and start here."
Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of Before Happiness and The Happiness Advantage


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angus Jones on 15 Feb. 2014
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Every once in a while you read a book that immediately changes one's conditioning and beliefs about certain aspects of life ... this book is one of those books ... a must read for anyone who feels stressed, uptight or simply tired. If you need ( or want ) to achieve more from your life or you are simply looking to improve the quality of life ... read this book ... it could be the catalyst for rapid change. You will not be disappointed.
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Practical Guide to Stress Management 11 Feb. 2014
By Diane - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Heidi Hanna, PhD, brilliantly highlights stress as a fact of life in this her newest book. She emphasizes how symptoms of being a stress addict can present health risks, and cites research to back this up. She says that "stress may be more addictive than drugs", and quotes addiction expert Stanton Peele, who suggests that "any habit can become excessive, compulsive, or life endangering". Dr. Hanna describes the importance of changing negative "patterns of thought" to repair and recharge our energy. She embraces the need for a "cultural shift" in the workplace towards "healthy choices...to significantly decrease health care costs". Heidi recognizes energy management practices as a key to balance. She cites research based advice including cognitive training to strengthen the mind, cardiovascular training to strengthen the heart, and interval training to keep the body challenged. She suggests we create "our own optimal performance pulse" and commit to make "self-care a priority". I predict this writer's timely publication will be another popular best seller.
Human Beings Owner's Manual 21 Jan. 2014
By Dan Kirsch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is for everyone who finds life somewhat or very hard at times. And who doesn't? Life can certainly be stressful but that doesn't mean you have to suffer. You are responsible for how things effect you. This book is an easy read and will make your life better in just a few easy steps. There's no equipment to buy and no long routines to memorize. In fact there is nothing weird in this book at all. It is absolutely sound advice from one of America's foremost experts on making minor modifications that shifts your energy sources to make you healthier and happy and far more energetic. You will notice the change in you right away. Everyone needs this book. That's why I call it the Human Beings Owner's Manual.

Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch
President
American Institute of Stress
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Important information on our brain that we should all have! 22 Jun. 2014
By LR2003 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is an extremely important book, explaining why our brain takes the easy way and follows our established habits. It explains why it is so difficult to get rid of bad habits but gives us the way to do it. Stress is a killer, we all know that but this is the first book I have read that gives me the information I need to control stress in my life instead of letting it control me. Written very well is a plus!
I LOVE this book 13 Aug. 2014
By Mary Kay Morrison - Published on Amazon.com
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I LOVE this book! It is amazingly rich in content with practical strategies that can be applied on a daily basis. Meditation has always been difficult for me and Heidi walked me through techniques to help with incorporating this into my life! Thank you Heidi for sharing your wisdom with so many! This book has my highest recommendation!
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